Poker Rakeback Race Guide
As most of you should already know rakeback offers the players a lot of benefits that we never had before. One of the benefits you will be able to take advantage of as a poker player is the ability to play in rake races. Most poker rooms that offer rakeback to their players will also have rake races that their players can participate in. If you don’t know what a rake race is yet we’re going to take a quick look at a brief definition.
What Is A Rake Race?
A rake race is simply a race between players at a given poker room. Most rake races will start on the first of the month and end of the last day of the month. The goal in a rake race is to earn the highest amount of rakeback in the given period of time that you have. It can be fairly difficult for a casual poker player to win a rake race because there are many players that play endless hours of poker. One good thing about most rake races though is that there are prizes for the top 100-200 players.
Tips for Winning Rake Races
In order to win a prize in a rake race you’re going to need to play quite a bit of online poker. If the rake race starts on the first of the month you should try and make sure that you have the entire month open to play poker in your spare time. There are some very generous prizes to be won if you can finish in the top 5-10 positions in a rake race so you should make sure you commit yourself for a full month rather then only the first couple weeks every month so that you have a shot at winning.
One way to ensure that you’re going to have a shot at winning race is to multi-table whenever you’re playing poker. If you haven’t multi-tabled in the past you should read some strategy on how to successfully move into playing more then one table. When you multi-table you’ll be able to earn 2x-3x-4x… the amount you would normally earn in rakeback. One thing that plays a big role in how much rakeback you’re going to earn is your table selection skills. You need to make sure you play on tables where the average pot size is bigger then an average table.
With most rake races you will be able to see a leaderboard of the top earners for the race which will help you find out how much poker you’re going to need to play to have a chance at winning. Since rake races start every month you should spend the first month taking a look at the different rake races to find out which ones have an easier leaderboard too beat. If you can find a small rake race with a small poker room then you might have a better shot at winning then if you played a rake race with one of the major poker rooms.