5 Ways to Learn Poker for Free

// Published by Luke

If you’re new to online poker, you probably don’t want to spend much money learning. We all love things for free and want to get as much as possible for as little expense. That’s why I’ve created this article. I want you to have free access to poker material that will help you improve your game.

1) Free Poker Websites

There are thousands of poker websites offering information. Many of them are old or outdated though so check out the best ones for tips. Free Poker Tips is dedicated to offering poker advice for beginners. They don’t charge anything at all and are committed to giving new players the best information. There are other websites too that can help. A good tip is to check when they last published a blog post. If it was months or years ago then you know they aren’t committed to giving free advice.

2) Watch YouTube Videos

Youtube is a hub of free content. It’s a great place to go to access hours and hours of material. Again, be wary with some channels. A lot of them may seem popular with thousands of subscribers but take their advice with pinch of salt. Some of them are just catering for the masses and not necessarily giving the best poker advice. However, as a starting point, it’s an awesome place to learn fundamentals of poker for free. Check out PokerStars School when you have free time. 

3) Poker Blogs

Blogs are not as popular as they were in the early noughties but they are still a resource for free poker information. Most of the best poker training sites keep an active blog and many professionals have WordPress blogs with hundreds of posts. Make sure you bookmark the best ones and return to them once a week to access the free content. 

4) Poker Forums

Discussing, asking questions and getting feedback from other players is a fantastic way to learn poker. There are some very good poker forums available that offer free poker discourse. Two Plus Two is probably the authority on poker with forums and sub forums dedicated to beginners. I recommend you check them out and feel free to ask any questions. There are thousands of poker players happy to answer your questions. Remember, there are no dumb questions too. Don’t be afraid to ask basic questions. That’s why they have forums specifically for new players.

5) Freerolls

You can read, watch and discuss poker as much as you want but there’s no substitute for playing. Thankfully, most reputable poker sites offer you the chance to play poker for free. Freerolls are a brilliant way to learn poker at no cost. All you need to do is register an account and you’re good to go. Prepare yourself for some terrible play though. Many players will be playing recklessly and adopting a maniacal style just for fun. However, as a way of learning poker, it’s probably the best. You will get to grips with pre and post-flop action quickly.