This is a discussion on How Do You Handle The Speed Of Online Poker? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; Personally, I often find myself making impulsive decisions due to having very limited time to act in online poker.
Is there anything which can be
I have been playing on different platforms lately with a 12 second time bank and have had the same issue. When I first started playing online I had time to do many of the equations GTO players like to use. Since I began playing on this new platform I have been using much more exploitative play and using more simplified math stuff like pot odds and SPR. I never used to review hands that much before, but after starting on this new platform I have to review hands often in order to find more exploitative plays against opponents I see more often.
I agree that calculations give you a good edge, and you shouldn't be snap calling. But It drives me crazy when you have the same player taking all day every hand. You don't need all day. You know what you have and if it is good or not within a few seconds. If you need to run numbers on every hand, you are trying to play something other than poker. I mean how hard is it to quickly figure your numbers close enough to raise, call, or get out of the way.
As the game progresses, you already know how many players where dealt to. (That changes only occasionally as they are dropped out or added to the table, not every hand). You know how many people are still in the hand and should already have a very good idea of how many outs you have. (You can memorize these numbers) so that leaves you with pot odds and implied odds. How long does that take to keep track as the pot grows.
Hi kehzi. For me, I'm only playing one site, and I only play 2 tables at a time. I like a MTT and cash table together. I been doing that for awhile, so I got used to it. Matter of fact, it's a little slow, and I'm like David Gibson about that one player who needs to run the clock down every hand. But that's part of poker too. GL all
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For me it doesn't matter whether the game is slow or fast, but I can understand that if you were used to playing a little slower, this fast game brings you something out of the usual game. I agree you don't need a lot of time to know if you fold a hand preflop or not but the site offered the time and you can use it. I've played impulsively myself for a long time and I can't say whether this affected my game for the worse, but everyone has their own method of how they like to play and that is the most important thing that you can play as you like to do it. However, if you would like to play slower but the poker site does not allow this, then you have no choice but to either get used to it or to look for another poker site where you are allowed to. Everything takes time and you can get used to everything. I also don't think that you play better or worse when you have more or less time because with both variants you will always have bad luck and lose or luck and you win.
Definitely a matter of practice. But its also important to remember, that you have a time bank. So if you have a particularly difficult decision in a big pot, then by all means use it. One of my biggest leaks in the beginning was to make every decision in seconds and not graduate my pace based on, how difficult it was.
I think everyone gets use to it at their own speed. The more you study and learn the easier you will be able to make decisions. Eventually I went from one table to sometimes six at a time. I wish I could say it happened over night but it took me time.
The more you study and play the easier it will become.
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Yes, the more you play online making "quick" decisions will become easier. You'll know what to look for in pre-flop raisers so to put them on a hand within 3 to 1, folding idiot hands like AJos, squeezing limpers in the sb; stuff like that.
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Obviously practice will make a difference, because more and more practice will mean that you've seen many different types of boards that can help you make decisions faster, but other than playing more hands, you can also simplify your calculations to consider less variables.
Online poker is how I first learned and its really the only poker I know. I would think it best to just play one table for now and use the time that other people take as part of your thinking time. Like any new thing, it will just take a bit of time for you to get comfortable.
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Do not sit down at the poker table if more important issues require your attention - for example, about your family or work. Thinking about the problem will distract you from the game and negatively affect its outcome, and the time spent on the game will be wasted in solving the problem itself. But if you have already decided to sit down at the table, limit the time for the game and make not too big bets.
Personally, I often find myself making impulsive decisions due to having very limited time to act in online poker.
Is there anything which can be done to adapt to this or is it just a matter of practice?
This happened to me too, when I started playing. But now I take my hand from the mouse and try to take as much time as possible when I have to make a crucial decision. I reduced the sound of the time alarm because this also put me under pressure. These small things helped me a lot
I only play online I don't have time parameters with the live game.... I notice the time difference in certain games and the time variations on different sites.... I try to adapt and make a decision quickly
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I think it's more about practice than anything else. If you know how to play well, it is only necessary to adapt that good game to quick decisions and with your mind always open to the variance of the game. It helps you a lot to play hyper tournaments where the time to think is only about 4 or 5 seconds. After practicing a lot in these you will see that the turbo speed tournaments and the normal ones become much easier to play. After this, in a slow tournament you play incredibly better. Regards.
everything is solved by experience and practice, problems with time bank arise mainly only when playing at a large number of tables, if you play at 1-2 tables, then such situations practically do not happen
There are a couple of things you can do:
1. gradually add more tables as you get used to it
2. make everything as simple as possible- color code players, take good notes, use a hud, have any charts readily available, sharkscope players before the game, etc
You might be playing toubos or hyper speed tournaments. Try to bring it down on slower ones like normall speeds, deep stacks MTTs, or mabye toubos with bigger stacks. And yea as said above greate advice by:
TeUnit: gradually add more tables as you get used to it