In my experience with poker of all types, be it simple free online poker or more serious cash games, with its ups, and what seems to be its many downs, I have come to know that the most important thing you could ever learn is patience Poker88.
Even the blind mouse finds the cheese sometimes, and no matter how unlucky you think you are, how many chips you have, or how many people are left in your tournament, the most important thing is that you are patient with yourself.
Sometimes you get so tired of seeing terrible cards and your chip stack starts to drain enough to the point where you get desperate, and start calling with J5 off-suit, or other hands with the same idea. I can tell you I’ve been there many times, and it has been the death of me many more times than it has helped.
Patience is one of the many obvious traits important to poker success. Some people get carried away sometimes, and it’s important to be consistent in your poker playing. Try to find a baseline on what you would call pre-flop and what you won’t.
Obviously free online poker is a much different game than live, as online is much more fast-paced and live is more in-depth and slower. Despite many complaints from my peers, I like to milk out every second of my time limit for each decision. I recommend this to any competitive and casual online poker players, because it may be the difference between a bad beat and a great fold.