Multi Table Tournaments (MTTs) are the most profitable, short term poker games available on the web. With so many tournaments on offer, from so many different poker websites you can expect big money for getting to the final table. This guide will give you a baseline strategy, allowing you a good chance of making the money in MTTs.Not many people know a fundamentally correct poker strategy, which will give you the edge at the table. To profit from poker, you must change your game style at different points during the tournament, to take advantage of your opponent’s lack of poker strategy knowledge.At the start of the tournament, when blinds are low and chip stacks are fresh, people tend to be very tight. This means that if someone make a small raise, it’s not worth re-raising unless you have a premium hand, the blinds are so low you’re not getting a good enough return for the risk.Sit tight and play solid poker, limping in with marginal hands and raising big with premium hands. Watch how the other players at the table play, which ones only raise with solid hands? Which ones like to bluff people off the pot? Continue this method and you should gradually enlarge your chip stack, with players paying off your big hands (the blinds are so small you can just keep folding trash).After 3 to 4 blind levels, watch out for the loose players trying to take down the pot. You’ve been playing very tight, so you have the image as someone who plays only premium hands. Now it’s time to start betting the marginal hands as people are starting to tighten up as the paid positions close in. If you have a premium hand, and someone else is betting before you, either make a big raise or move all in, you don’t want to be in the position where you have to make a call. If you make the big raise you’ll intimidate the other players at the table, giving you creditability at the poker table.As the final table closes in, it’s time to make a choice. Are you going for as much money as you can, but safely? Or are you going all out for the top position. By this time the blinds and antes will be taking up a large portion of your stack. If you are medium stacked (compared to other players at the table) then you can either sit tight and let other players get blinded and anted out, letting you climb up the prize ladder, or play very aggressive and take down the blinds and antes in an attempt to build your chip stack. Both methods are viable, and either method can be profitable, this is a judgement call you will have to make at the table.
When we refer to online games we are normally referring to video type games that we play on a computer via the internet. Some video games are played over the internet using mobile phones and video consoles, but generally speaking online games means computer games that need an internet connection to be played. Simple text-based multiplayer games were the first of these types of games as internet connections were slow and expensive when these games were first introduced in the 1980s. Gradually these games became popular in the 1990s, with today’s online games featuring virtual communities, realistic graphics and multiplayer games where people can even play one to one or in knock out tournaments for cash prizes. We all know that the internet is the fastest growing market place in the history of the world but did you know that there is an online games sector that is growing 4 times faster than the internet overall! Yes! and it’s the “Online Skill Games” market.There are many styles of Online GamesSome of the different types of online games that exist:1. Real time strategy games: This type of game is all about strategy where, for your army to fight successfully against the other internet players you need to develop a game plan by building lots of resources2. First person shooter: Here the players compete with each other one to one. In most first-person type games, the online game allows the death match or arena style of play. In this style of game play the view you see is the one seen from your character’s eyes.3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG): In this type of game each person has to keep trying to reach the next highest level until he has reached the top one written for that game and these online games can have, simultaneously, thousands of players from every part of the globe, playing in a giant virtual world interacting against or with each other. Gamers can keep playing these types of games for months or even years!4. Browser type games: These are pastime games that are quick, simple and small that are played in your browser. The popular Java and Shockwave technologies are used to develop these games.5. Online skill games: An online skill based game is a web game played in tournament format or one to one. Each player pays a cash entry fee to play with a cash or merchandise prize going to the winner or winners. The outcome of each competition is based on the player’s ability and performance not luck.How Do Online Game Companies Make MoneyAll games today, are playable online. How do we make money? This is the question that companies making the online games have to ask themselves. The majority of companies make single-player games that are played at home and in this the player has to beat the artificial intelligence of the enemy. Today these games normally include an online multiplayer version which can be played against or with other Internet players. By selling their game DVD/CDs is how these companies earn their profit e.g. Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike. Advertising and promotions is how browser game companies make their money. MMORPG companies generally charge their players a monthly fee and continue to add content by programming new scenarios etc in their games e.g. Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Some don’t, but survive because their DVD/CD sales are high e.g. Guild Wars.What is the future of online games?Soon there will be a new entry into the online skill games market. According to their Free Online Games Market Report they will be the first company with their new online skill games platform, to launch a business that encapsulates three of the newest phenomena on the internet today. Online Games Entertainment, Social Networking using web 2.0 and a new way of marketing which has been described as Social Marketing 2.0. One of the core differences with this new platform over the conventional models is that we the players can if we want share in the profits while we play our games. With the market today (2007) worth approximately $5.2 billion USD and predicted to rise in the next 3 years to over $13 billion USD that’s $412 per second and with social networking sites already reaching 45% of web users and the 4 major Instant Messengers having more than 400 million users between them this potentially could be a whole lot of money.