Follow this guide and you'll learn the important things in the right order.
Of course, you can skip parts that you already master. If you know the rules, you don't have to go through them again!
Good luck, and have fun!
1Learn the rules of poker
The obvious starting point, of course.
2Practice poker with play money
As soon as you know the rules, you should get busy playing. Nothing can teach you poker better than experience. It's smart, though, to start playing play money poker. Save your money until you've made the most obvious mistakes.
3Learn basic poker strategy
Read articles on basic strategy while you keep playing free poker. As you read along, you'll recognize situations from your own games. No better way of learning.
4Play low stakes with real money
When you feel comfortable at the play money tables and want to enter the real thing, our advice is to start out low. Deposit the minimum amount and start playing at the lowest stakes. You'll see that the excitement increases when there's cash involved.
Welcome to the rest of your life as a poker player! From here on it never ends. There's so much to learn, and so much to read.
Poker has a life long learning curve. Enjoy!
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