Game strategy on PokerStars
Learning the basics of poker strategy is a main goal for player who just starts his poker path. It is important to understand that game strategy on PokerStars doesn’t differ tactically from any other room despite the complaints on RNG and recreational players’ failures.
But still there are certain differences which are related to the special features of the poker room.
Cash-game strategy on PokerStars
It is important to clarify that cash-game strategy on PokerStars is not significantly different from other rooms. The ABC-game still works at micro-limits and it is still possible to remain a winning player with the help of it, but only at micro-limits. The player’s pools at medium and high limits are the most difficult on the Internet, and if you also take into account that PokerStars cuts its bonus program with all its strength, it becomes clear that to play here is not profitable for beginners or usual medium regulars. We play poker in order to earn money and it is foolish to lose an opportunity to earn more only because you get accustomed to the Stars software.
Game strategy in PokerStars tournaments
Playing in tournaments on PokerStars is a challenge for a beginner. It is related to the large AFS (average field size) in tournaments. Yes, a game in the tournament, where you get a thousand or tens of thousands of dollars for the first place and where the buy-in you have made is equal to several dollars, intrigues. But the reality is severe and you will finish most of these tournaments at the stage of the minimum payments. For a beginner, who has chosen the MTT game as his poker discipline, it is tactically and strategically important to feel confident in his abilities and to feel a desire to continue the game. This can be achieved only if you manage to reach the final tables and take high prizes. It will be extremely difficult to do this in PokerStars tournaments. But if you are not ready to look for rooms where the tournament fields are smaller yet, we recommend you to play the following:
- Morning tournaments from 6 am to 1 pm (their fields are rarely more than 1000 people);
- MTSNG (multi-table SNG-tournaments) for 45-180 people.
The size of the field will allow you to often feel intrigue and excitement due to reaching the final table and it will also allow you to increase your poker bankroll quickly.
We hope that this information will help you to become a winning player and to maximize your profit on PokerStars.