I don't know how much you have read or what books but I do suggest you continue to read and learn. Forums like Cardschat are also a very big resource for strategies. I'm also not sure what kind of tables you played at Noble(this info would be a bit helpful to help you)
You have to remember in the beginning you need to be very selective on the hands that you play and what position to play them in. If you have been reading you will already know this.
Play tables are helpful ONLY
if you you don't play like most people at play tables. If you know the strategies about the game you have to play it that way or you won't be learning anything except bad habits from your table mates IE:chasing hands or going allin every hand.
Many of us out there started playing and learning with Freerolls
. A possiblity of free money while learning the game. But here again you have to watch the players. Many are new like yourself to the game and/or learned by watching the TV shows out there where only a few select hands are shown instead of the boring ones. Infact poker in general can be quite boring at times, because alot of the times you are continually folding junk hands. That's why you see many pros/amatures on the tv with headsets on.(they're passing the time away between hands.)
I started here locally in Tulsa with a free live league a few years ago after already playing online for a bit. I also had a bit of home game experience with draw and stud poker. You could possibly check in your area for a league similiar.
But you know on Weds Here at Cardschat we have 2 freerolls, that may help you. Here are the links: the first link is the site we play on Titan(similiar in Noble's graphics) the second link is where the password will show up a few hours before the tournament starts.
You also don't say where you're from, but I know there are a few computer software programs that are at my local discount store like Walmart or Target(if you're in the states) That you can practice and learn in your own comfort zone. I am not sure how much they are probably aroun $20-30 or so. I think WSOP
has one and WPT may have one also. There are a few available on Xbox and PS also I do believe(probably a bit higher than the computer software)
I'm sorry I wrote you a book here. I hope some of this was helpful to you.
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