I have to say that I respect your opinion very much zachvac, you're a superb poker writer, and a lot of your advice in threads here I have found very useful, but I strongly disagree with two things you just said:
Well if you're not confident in your reading abilities, guidelines of hands won't help you
I've been playing about six weeks, won a few cheap tournies and some freerolls
, but my skill/experience/knowledge of the game is very low. I know how I work best, and these guidelines will definitely
People (like WV did) can give their personal range, but unless you are able to play them well, that's no help to you.
I don't have to be able to play them well for it to help me, at the moment I am winning tournaments but lacking self-confidence and in-depth knowledge, having a rough idea of how some more experienced players might play the hands is very useful for me
If you look at posts 11 and 12 there are two people giving their personal guidelines (not one), their guidelines are remarkably similar, and I can therefore reasonably deduct that quite a few other people would also use similar guidelines. Even if I try it out and it doesn't work for me, at least it gives me a starting point in an area where I currently feel totally lost
I'm not coming here as a total novice and suddenly expecting to be a brilliant poker player, I need to take it one step at a time, and I wonder whether you appreciate just how much of a novice I actually am, and can relate back to when you yourself were that inexperienced
Having said that, I am grateful for you taking the time to post...