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5 Sure Ways to Ruin your Online Poker Profits

If it were easy to make a decent amount of money on a regular basis playing poker online, then of course who wouldn't want to do that? Everybody would be doing it right? Unfortunately, it is not easy at all. On the other hand, that is what makes it so profitable for those who are able to master online poker and bring in some sort of income from the game. There are many things that could get in the way of being a profitable poker player on the internet. Following, are five of the best ways that you can make sure that you never win consistently while playing poker online.

#1 Lack of Discipline

The number one way to mess everything up is to lack poker discipline. Without a lot of discipline, you will not get very far. When you sign into any poker software, there are literally hundreds of games to choose from. There are high limits, low limits, tournaments and much more. Unfortunately, most of that stuff is trouble. If you are going to win, you will need to play a very specific limit of a very specific game. For example, if you are a Texas hold'em specialist with a $2000.00 poker bankroll, then you should never be buying in to a $5/$10 Omaha game. Sometimes playing poker online seriously, gets boring. Playing at lower limits can be extremely boring. You must stay discipline and remember why you are playing.

#2 Lack of Patience

Patience is the key to any poker game. It does not matter if you are playing online or if you are playing in a live poker game. The biggest problem with online poker for many people are the swings. There are some crazy swings, especially when you are playing 10 or more poker tables at the same time. One hour you may be winning like crazy, and the next losing like crazy. If you stick to the plan, you are going to win over the long run. Do not lose patience and start playing high limit sit n goes. That is one of the first things that a lot of players want do after they have a bad session. Reason being, is because you can easily win it all back within 1 hour at the sit n go. The problem, is that when you lose, you are even deeper in the hole. Just stay patient and stay with your plan.

#3 Bankroll Issues

Without a poker bankroll, you are not going to be able to win consistently playing poker. Your only hope without a bankroll is to win a big tournament, which takes luck (no matter how good you are). If you have a bankroll, you will be able to handle the swings. If not, then you will more than likely lose your whole bankroll as soon as you hit a down swing. The game is up and down, and that is just the way it is. If you play the right way and you have a proper poker bankroll, then you can get through the down swings and ride the up swings.

#4 Multi-Tasking

It's fairly easy to try playing poker online while doing several other tasks at the same time. It is one thing if you are just playing a little tournament or something of that nature. However, if you are playing multiple tables, and you are playing seriously to win money as if it were your job, then you should be focusing on poker and poker only. Shut everything else down. Especially your internet browser. Do not play poker while you are at work.

#5 Gambling

Many poker sites have casinos as well as poker rooms. The worst thing you can do is take your bankroll to a black jack table, or any other casino game. If you get into gambling and playing casino games, you are going to lose. This is a sure way to ruin everything you are working for.

Although it is not easy, it is possible to make a significant amount of money playing poker on the internet. If you can avoid making all of the above mistakes, then you will truly be right on your way.