Before the expansion of the internet, poker was a relatively exclusive game. Played mostly in the casinos and among friends, poker was not accessible to anyone. Although it was a very popular game in the United States the number of professional or amateur poker players was small. In many countries playing poker was something untouchable, being associated with the high life. Nowadays, anyone who has an internet connection can play this magnificent game no matter the size of his wallet.
The great success of online poker has granted millions of people from all over the world the possibility to play for real money the game they loved. From $10 buy-ins to thousands of dollars pots, there is a place for everyone in this wonderful world of online poker. The vast majority of online poker players are inexperienced and unskilled being known as “fishes”. But there are also the skilled ones who make a living from playing poker online. Those are the feared poker sharks.
Some of the unskilled players love the game. They don’t want to play for fun and lose their money. This is why they are struggling to improve their game. But becoming a poker shark is not an easy job. You have to read and to practice. The first thing to do is to get familiarized with the rules, the poker talk and the basics of poker play. There are lots of books written by poker veterans who share their experience and skill with those willing to learn.