Getting Started

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  1. Click on the highlighted 'Register' button in the top menu to get to the registration page.
  2. Fill in the form on the registration page with the requested information.
  3. After submitting the form you need to activate your account.
    1. Check your email inbox for an email from
    2. Click on the activation link at the bottom of the email.
    3. Note: If you don't see the email in your inbox check your junk mail box.

  4. Login in to your account using the email address you signed up with. You will be taken to the 'Poker Room' where you can set up your own game or join a game someone has already started.
  5. Once logged in to the Poker Room, use the 'Tables Created' box to set up your own game.
    1. In the 'Active Tables' box type in how many tables you want to set up (we suggest starting with 10 tables) and then click 'Open'.
    2. You then have to wait until someone accepts your game.

  6. You can also join someone else's game to get straight into the action.
    1. Under 'Available Tables' you can see a list of people who have set up their own games.
    2. In the 'Reserve' column type in how many games you want to play against a player (again we recommend starting with 10 tables). Then press 'Join'.
    3. You will now see the games you are playing in the 'Tables Joined'.

  7. To start playing your hands click on 'My Tables' in the left hand menu. You will then see a list of all the games where it is your turn to act.
  8. For more details please read the full 'User Guide' below. And good luck at the tables!

    User Guide

    1. Start a Game
    2. Join a Game
    3. Playing Your Hands
    4. Pre-Selecting Actions
    5. Chat
    6. My Stats
    7. Leaderboard
    8. Hand History
    9. My Account
    10. Forum

    You can join or start a game by going to 'Poker Room' and clicking on 'Main Lobby'.

    1. Start a Game

    • You can start your own game in the 'Tables Created' box.
      1. In the 'SB/BB' column select what blind level you want. (During the beta test only $1/$2 option is available.)
      2. In the 'Buy-In' column select how much money you want to bring to the table. This is the amount you and your opponent will play with when the game gets under way. (For example if you have selected a $2 big blind and if you select 100xBB for the Buy-In, then the amount that you and your opponent bring to the table is $200 each.)
      3. In the 'Hours' column select the maximum time you will allow for each decision.
      4. In the 'Active Tables' column select how many games you want to start. Put a number on the box to do so.
      5. Click 'Open' and then just wait for someone to join your game.

    2. Join a Game

    • Join a game someone has already set up by going to 'Available Tables' box.
      1. 'Owner' tells you who has set up the game and the person you will be playing.
      2. 'SB/BB' tells you what the blind level will be for the game.
      3. 'Buy-in' tells you what money you have to bring to the table and how much you will be initially be playing with. (For example if a $2 big blind has been selected and if 100xBB has been selected for the Buy-In, then the amount will be $200 each.)
      4. 'Hours' tells you the how long you will have to make a decision in the game.
      5. 'Available Tables' tells you how many tables you can open with the 'Owner'. The maximum number you can open is the first number of the two. (For example if the figure in the 'Available Tables' column reads - 13 of 29 - then the maximum number of tables you can join with the player at the set conditions will be 13.)
      6. Join as many tables as you want (up to the maximum number of Available Tables) by using the 'Reserve' column. Do this by typing a number in the box.
      7. To join the tables click 'Join' in the 'Action' column.

    3. Playing Your Hands

    • Click on 'My Tables' to show all the games you are currently playing. You will see all the games you are involved in under 'My Turn to Act'. This means that it is your move.
      1. 'Time' tells you how much time you have left to act. If you run out of time to act then your hand will be checked if you are first to act or your opponent has checked. Or if your opponent bet and you fail to act in time, your hand will be folded.
      2. 'Self' tells you how much money you have in your stack and whether you are in the 'BB' - Big Blind or 'SB' - Small Blind.
      3. 'Opponent' tells you how much your opponent has left in their stack.
      4. 'Hole' tells you what your cards are.
      5. 'Board' shows you what cards have been dealt.
        1. 1st line - the flop
        2. 2nd line - the turn and then the river
      6. 'Pot' tells you how much money is already in the pot.
      7. The 'Betting' column shows the previous action that has taken place. Your actions are in bold.
        1. 1st line - preflop
        2. 2nd line - the flop
        3. 3rd line - the turn
        4. 4th line - the river
        5. r=raise, b=bet, c=call, k=check
      8. Now you have three options either 'Fold', 'Call', 'Raise'. You can Fold or Call by checking the box under the column. Or you can raise by putting the amount you want to raise in the box in the 'Raise To'. The maximum you can raise will either be all of your money or all of your opponent's money. Note: If your opponent does not bet you will not have the option to fold - and as such it is hidden.
      9. To act after you have either folded, called or raised hit the 'Confirm' button.
      10. If you have multiple tables open you can make all your decisions and then hit the 'Confirm' button. All your decisions will be made in one click.
      11. Click on 'Refresh Page' towards the top of the screen to see your opponent has made his decision.
    • You can sit out of action by clicking the 'Sit Out' button. When a new hand starts you will leave the table and the money you have remaining will be returned to your bankroll.
    • While in a hand you can also check out how you play against an opponent by viewing the hand history. If you click on their name you will be taken to the bottom of the screen where you can see all the hands that you have played against that opponent in that session.

    4. Pre-Selecting Actions

    • You can see all the hands in progress when it is not your turn by clicking on the 'Opponent's Turn to Act'
    • You can choose your next move before it is your turn to act. Check the Pre-Select option of your choice and then hit the 'Update' button and that decision will automatically be made when it is your turn to act. For example, the 'Check/Fold' option means that if your opponent bets your hand will be folded however if they check you will also check.
    • You can see all the hands that have been played out in your current session by clicking on the 'Current Session'. This will allow you to look at all the hands you have played and see whether you lost or made money on each hand.

    5. Chat

    • You can also chat to your opponents while playing games against them.
      1. In the 'New Messages' box click on the drop down menu next to 'Chat w/' and then click on the player you want to chat to.
      2. Type in your message and hit the return button.
      3. You can see all your chat by clicking on the blue 'Show/hide chat' line below the 'New Messages' box.
    • When someone sends you a message, you can click on the person's screenname to see chat history between yourselves.

    6. My Stats

    • To find this click on 'My Stats' in the left hand 'Poker Room' column.
    • Here you can see your profit, how you perform against different players and how you perform in the small blind or in the big blind.
    • These are broken down into Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual. You can choose which option you want to see in the tab at the top.
    • You can also see how you play Preflop, on the Flop, Turn or River. Under 'Detailed Stats by Position' you can check out how you perform in the big bind or small blind at different stages of the hand. You can see the break down for Preflop, on the flop, the river or the turn by clicking on the tabs.
    • You can also see how all players perform on average and how the play at different stages of a hand. Click on the tabs under 'Total Stats for all Players'.

    7. Leaderboard

    • To find this click on 'Leaderboard' in the left hand 'Poker Room' column.
    • You can see who is the top performer on a Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual basis. Do this by clicking on the relevant tab at the top.
    • You can also see the 'Hall of Fame' which shows you who were the best players on a weekly basis, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. You can check out what percentage of hands they won and how much profit they made.

    8. Hand History

    • To find this click on 'Hand Histories' in the left hand 'Poker Room' column.
    • You can view all the previous hands you have played in different time frames or every hand you have ever played. To do this click on the drop down bar, select an option and then click 'Load Page'.
      1. Ended - tells you when the hand finished.
      2. My Pos - tells you what position you were in when the hand was played.
      3. Opponent - tells you who you were playing the hand against.
      4. Starting Stacks - tells you how much money you (the first number) and your opponent (the second figure) started the hand with.
      5. Hole - Tells you what hand you had.
      6. Board - Tells you what the flop (first line) the turn and river (second line) was.
      7. Pot - Tells you how large the pot was.
      8. Betting - Shows you what the action was (your actions are in bold).
        1. 1st line - preflop
        2. 2nd line - the flop
        3. 3rd line - the turn
        4. 4th line - the river
        5. r=raise, b=bet, c=call, k=check
      9. Profit - Shows you whether you made or lost money on the hand.

    9. My Account

    • Find 'My Account' in the top menu.
    • Here you can limit how many of your tables (with specific blind/stack/hour settings) one opponent can reserve at the most. For example, if you set it to '10' and then proceed to open 20 new tables, one opponent can not sit down in all your 20 tables. If you set '0' you can allow any opponent to join as many of your tables as they want.
    • You can also change you email and password here.
    • In the 'Cashier' tab you can also reload your account if you are running short in play money.

    10. Forum

    • The forum is a great source for help and support from players and moderators. It is also a great place to chat about CorrespondencePoker and share ideas.
    • You will need to register to join the forum.