When you’re sat at a table trying to figure out the intentions of the players around you, poker can sometimes feel like a fairly lonely place.
However, when it comes to improving and developing your understanding of our favourite game, one of the best things you can do is look around and gain a bit of advice and inspiration from others, combining expert tips and in-depth strategies with your own experience to come up with a playing style that suits you.
This is particularly vital when you consider the different types of the game that have become so popular in recent years. From Texas Hold’em and Omaha to Stud and Draw, there are many different variants of poker being played and players often need a helping hand to get their heads around what each consists of.
Of course, one way to do this is to play online in free or real money poker games. Free games are particularly ideal for learning the rules of the game without wagering any of your bankroll. Many of the popular poker variants out there today can be played online, so play-money games mean you can sample them without facing any risk as you develop your strategy.
However, this approach is best when combined with turning to the experts, as it allows you to experiment with new strategies and techniques. YouTube is home to a host of streaming stars with impressive poker expertise and here we take a look at just a few of the best-known vloggers that you should keep an eye out for.
Anyone who has been following poker news in recent weeks might be surprised that we’ve gone with Doug as our first choice, particularly considering he has just decided to stop creating poker-related content. However, the reason he is on this list is simple – he has great videos which are well worth checking out, no matter whether new ones will continue to be released.
Many people seem to agree with that sentiment too, as at the time of writing his poker-focused YouTube channel had more than 280,000 subscribers. But what can you expect from his videos? As he explains in his final broadcast, you will see both news content as well as in-depth analysis and discussions on the strategy of the game.
A Las Vegas resident, Andrew Neeme is another vlogger who has developed a strong following with his poker content through the years. At the time of writing, his subscriber figures stand at more than 140,000.
On his YouTube page, he explains how a key way he has improved down the years has been through talking to other successful players who like to discuss strategy. His videos provide some truly fascinating information which should go some way to helping you develop your understanding of the game even further.
There are some great female poker vloggers out there at the moment, and one of the best is definitely Kristy Arnett. With around 10,000 subscribers, she offers a host of tips on her experiences with the game.
One of the particularly intriguing elements of her channel is her focus on the mental side both in terms of preparation and of performance, a topic she specifically covers in the Poker Mindset section of her page.
While she may not be strictly classed a poker vlogger, the official YouTube channel of Mario Ho is well worth checking out too. With lifetime earnings of around $4 million, she is undoubtedly one of the most successful female poker stars in the world.
Her channel offers an interesting insight into the life of a professional player and includes fascinating videos such as the one where YouTube stars the Try Guys literally attempt to beat her at her own game.
Poker is a game which calls on many different skills and aptitudes, and sometimes a little bit of inspiration can go a long way as you look to improve your knowledge.
Fortunately, there is plenty of content to turn to on YouTube to up your game, and we think the channels above could be incredibly useful as you look to take your skills to the next level.