How to win at online poker
Even for a person used to playing high-stakes cash games, starting with lower-stakes online are advisable. The goal of these first sessions, other than playing solid poker, should be to familiarize one's self with the nuances of playing online.
Starting out at lower stakes also enables the novice to begin playing online with a smaller bankroll. This can alleviate undue stress about losing sessions, and allow the player to focus on the long-term goal of becoming a successful online player.
Generally speaking, when comparing the fields of the same stakes online and live, the online game will tend to contain more difficult opposition. A player that jumped into the same stakes online as he was playing live might start his foray into online poker feeling overwhelmed by the competition. Therefore, gradually progressing through the stakes should assist a novice in becoming acquainted with, and eventually fully understanding, these differences and thus learning how to win at online poker.