The basic rules for 5nl
When starting to play online poker, you should understand that almost any style can work. The pro's that you see on the tv and videos all have crazy styles and obviously it works. However the style most people are going to be able to use and is proven to work is the low variance TAG style, especially at microstakes.
So what does "TAG" mean? TAG means tight aggressive, that means you're playing a small range of hands (between 16% to 25% of your cards normally) and when you go into a pot, you're very aggressive.The characteristics of TAG players are that they will raise preflop with strong cards, 3 bet preflop (3 betting is raising before any cards are turned over on the flop) and will play post flop very aggressively even if they have missed sometimes.