Hi, I’m Tom Smeets! The last couple of years I’ve been researching the online poker market and I’ve learned a lot about:
- Accessibility of poker sites per country
- Rake structures and how they relate across poker sites as well as stakes
- Welcome and reload bonuses
- Rakeback programs
- The value of rake races and chases
- Competition level of poker sites
These factors play a huge role whether you’re going to be successful in online poker. At lower stakes you might be trapped in a rake environment that’s holding you back. Are you a high volume player then choosing the best rakeback system with additional cash to be earned through a rake race can accelerate your bankroll to great heights.
I’m ready to help you making the best tactical decisions that apply to your situation!
I have been into online poker for about 17 years already and I’m still passionate about the game! Halfway through my career I switched from mainly Heads Up No Limit Hold’em to 6-max Pot Limit Omaha cashgames. I’ve been fortunate enough to play High Stakes games during my (long) time as a student. Games were very soft back in the days (thank you Chris Moneymaker) and I had little commitments.
Nowadays life is different. I have a family, a mortgage and today’s $2/$5 cashgames are the equivalent of $25/$50 ten years ago. The average playing field has become a lot tougher with the Poker Boom coming to an end, more emphasis on the mental game, and the increase in technical understanding with the help of solvers.
That said, a lot of money can still be made with online poker! Instead of having one or two main popular sites, the poker industry is more fragmented these days because of country regulations. Availability and conditions are playing a much larger role now finding the best site.
Strategy and tactics are the determining factors in order to be successful. Strategical choices are based on ‘how to play’ related to the fundamental understanding of poker. The tactical decisions part on ‘where to play’ and under which conditions is where I can help you with. Hopefully you’re able to pick up something valuable that enhances your poker career!