Originally Posted by rhombus
Is that what you did???
On a side note if you did download a lot of videos from the site, especially the older ones can they actually hurt your game.
i.e. As the game evolves so quickly, how relevant are the cash game videos from a few years ago. I still have a few from when I was a member of Pokersavvy, but never got around to watching them.
Would it be worthwhile actually watching them now or would it be detrimental to my game.
Also there is alot of free content on Youtube, and same reason as above is it ok to watch the older stuff??
I think it really depends on the site though too. What topics are they covering, how far ahead of the poker curve are they? There are some people who make videos that have really been at the forefront, and some at the tail end, and those can be 4-5+ year windows. In my opinion it really depends on the video producer, how knowledgeable they are, and how clear they are in explaining concepts. If someone is explaining a poker theory topic properly, it should always apply, because it's really difficult to explain frequency in a video. And frequency is most of what has changed about the game over the years.
Example... when I started played, almost no one 3-bet pre-flop. It was extremely rare. Then everyone started 3-betting and 4-betting, and now it's scaled back again. It went from one pendulum to the other, and now it's more balanced. And if you had a good instructor who made videos even 8 years ago, they should have been talking about balance all the way back then. If they really understood the game at a high level. But I will grant you, a lot of player and video producers did not. But there are some.
And then more specialized topics are talked about like GTO play that wasn't discussed very much 6+ years ago. But still for micro and small stakes games this isn't needed. It's just a good way to understand the game better and improve your understanding of balanced ranges. So most really good poker theory videos should still be relevant and you can learn from them. Look how many people still read the theory of poker and pull important info from it... and that was written in the 70's.