1. Practice patience
No limit cash games don’t have increasing blinds like tournaments do so there’s no rush to “make something happen” in cash games. You low stakes players have it the easiest because your opponents won’t notice if you have to sit tight for a few orbits – they’ll still call when you start betting.
Even in high stakes games you have to practice patience. You don’t want to play like a rock but if there’s nothing happening, you can’t force it. The occasional late position blind steal is enough to keep people from thinking you’re a complete rock. When you finally do hit a hand, you’ll still have a good chance of getting some action.
Patience is a big problem for me in no limit cash games. If I go a few orbits without getting a strong hand, I start to get pretty antsy. I’ll try to stir up some action by raising too many hands, bluffing too much and generally pissing money away.
2. Play musical chairs
Ever heard the term “table selection”? Table selection is one of the key skills that big winners use to their advantage. The term gets thrown around all the time that it seems like it has lost its meaning. I cannot stress enough how important it is that you practice good table selection.
Don’t become complacent sitting at the same cash game tables all night. You have hundreds of tables to choose from when playing online poker so don’t let great opportunities pass you by. A little table selection can easily double the amount of money you take home every month.