re: Poker & Advice for a live player wanting to go online
Hold your horses!!! Good thing you are asking first and I hope you haven't registered to any sites yet! You only get one chance at this, there is only 1 first time deposit bonus so you better make the best of it!
Forget about all this nonsense about software and game selection and bankroll management, what you need to do first is research the best affiliates through which to sign up. Take your time and compare the options you only get one chance either you registered through the affiliate of your choice or you are stuck without it.
Once in a lifetime, you are only allowed to create 1 account on your name, you only have 1 first time deposit. So no you don't need $100 if the poker room offers you a 100% first time deposit bonus up to $1000 what you want is to deposit a $1000!
You only get this offer once so beg borrow steal but make sure you reap the maximum reward. No point in crying over spilled milk later. You only have a limited time to clear the bonuses, yes you don't just get the money you have to earn it by playing poker on their site. So dedicate to that room and grind there with your bankroll until you've cleared the bonus.
Grinding away from the microstakes level, no one tells
you this. You don't only have to battle maniacs throwing pennies around but you have to battle crushing rake as well. You can literally see how the chips in play at the table become less each hand you play. Win pot after pot and still walk out with less than you started. The rake at the lower stakes are much higher than at the higher levels why I don,t know, even your tournament fees are more expensive. So looking for cheaper games might very well cost you more.
What I am getting at once again is do your homework and find out what the best approach is for you. Perhaps create a pseudonym with unique date of birth, email address, physical address and use this at first to register and play freerolls
don't need to deposit anything. See what affiliates have extra promotions that is the best way to judge them by. Don't get caught doing this though they will ban you forever. =)
I wish I did my research properly and ensured I get maximum reward because I have had my chance and already got my $20 (first deposit) bonus but you still have yours so make sure you do it right. Regret always comes too late...