THE VERY BASICS

Two important elements of online poker are:

- Aggressiveness - Art of Making Luck

Being aggressive doesn't really mean that you are supposed to have a mean look on your face. Neither does it require any specific gestures from your ?middle fingers'. Aggressiveness refers towards simple actions like Betting, and Checking Raises and occasionally folding when needed.

If the player in any case "Check Calls", he can win by having a rather good hand at his disposal. Aggressiveness in any online poker session develops with prolonged time period. You keep playing and assessing your opponent; you start getting assertive and dominant and force the other player to fold.

You can pace up the game tempo by increasing the aggressiveness level a few notches. This automatically develops luck too. Consider a situation in online poker when you raise your opponent. Here you are not thinking that you have a good hand but you are doing it because you can get a 'free' card on the next street betting.

This stuff becomes extremely useful when the player has the option of raising on "cheaper" street. All this because he wouldn't have to call a full bet and it gets more expensive on bigger rounds. There are some moments in online poker when you can surely pick up some ?tells'. They reveal the vigor of hand(s) or secret betting patterns which your opponent just made against you!

This means that aggressiveness and luck go hand in hand. In online poker, develop a balance between these two elements and you will surely succeed. But remember, practice is the most essential ingredient.