10 Essential Beginner Poker Tips from $10m Man Chris Moorman

Published on 3 March 2014 by Pokerlistings 9312
Chris Moorman is the first player to ever earn $10 million playing online poker tournaments and he's giving you the benefit of his immense experience with his 10 most important beginner poker strategy tips. From fundamentals to practice to studying to life balance, Moorman1 gives you the cliffs version of the most essential parts of becoming a winning poker player. Hailing from the UK Moorman has become a legend in the online poker world, crushing tournaments and inspiring a generation of brilliant young poker minds. During his travels Moorman visited Vancouver, Canada and stopped by the PokerListings.com video studio to impart his knowledge to our viewers. Watch the entire video to find out the things Moorman has learned over close to a decade of professional poker.
I am Chris Moorman and I am a professional Poker player. I was the first person to earn 10 million dollars playing tournaments online. And these are the most important things I have learned along the way.

Poker is a tough game. If you are not naturally competitive, you are never going to make it. Even from the very beginning when I sat down in the poker tournament, all I wanted to do is win.

When you're starting out, don't try and copy the crazy stuff you see on TV. Strong fundamentals will take you so much further than all the fancy classes in the world.

No matter how talented a poker player you are, if you don't manage your money correctly, you will go broke. Just remember there is always another poker tournament down the road. If you are not ready for it, or you are not bank-rolled for it, just don't play it.

Don't worry, you don't need to be a mass genius to succeed at poker. But you do need to learn the basics. And the good news is once you have done it enough, it would just become second nature.

To succeed at poker, you don't have to be the best player in the world. You just have to be better than the people you are playing against. Don't let your ego get the best of you. If you know you are not in favor in the game, don't play.

When you're first starting out, one of the important things is to just play as much poker as you can. And if you don't have the bank-roll don't worry you can always play micro stakes or even play money.

Poker could be a heart breaking game. To succeed you have to keep your emotions under control. Do yourself a favor, if you are already in a bad mood, don't sit down at the poker table.

Playing is really important but there's so much to be learned from reading good poker books. When I first started out, I read everything that I could get my hands on. And it inspired me to create my own poker book, "Moorman's Book of Poker."

Without my poker friends, I wouldn't be where I am today. If you don't already have poker friends, just remember there's tons of beginners out there just like you. Don't be afraid to talk to people at the poker table.

And lastly none of these tips you are going to do you any good if don't have balance in your life. If you're feeling overwhelmed by poker, just take a holiday and leave your computer at home.