re: Poker & Free Poker Coaching up to 50NL - looking for one student
oops good idea.
i started playing poker about 3 years ago with $25 i put in a partypoker
account. i was playing mostly small stakes LHE starting at the lowest games they offered (i think it was .25/.50 back then), getting lucky i didn't bust out immediately, and working my way up to 2/4 LHE.
back then, i had a bit of ADD, and went through a constant cycle of play a whole lot of poker --> burn out --> come back after a while and play a whole lot --> burn out etc etc etc.
one of these times after i came back, decided to try SNG's. once again, i started at the bottom playing the $5+1's (which no body should ever play btw... 20% vig is ridiculous) and worked my way up to the $30's where i was a winner in the teens...
once again, i stopped playing for a while, and when i came back started playing NLHE cash games. started at the bottom, and worked my way up until i was 9-tabling the 200NL party cash games. now, some ppl may be able to 9+ table long term, but i wasn't one of them. this burned me out relatively quickly, and i stopped playing poker again in early-middle 2006.
i didn't think much about the game until november i think it was... when all the legistlation went down. i said "o no" and withdrew all my money, and that was that til earlier this year. i had a coworker who played sng's all the time, and one day i looked over his shoulder and though "wth are you doing". that prompted my "comeback" to online poker. i deposited some money in stars, and started 6tabling the low turbo sngs. after playing several hundred i went back to cash games where i've finally stayed.
i know i've moved around a lot, but cash games is where i've finally found the drive to play consistently and continue to make myself learn. since march, i've been playing about 25-30k hands/mo, and this comeback has been the hardest part of my poker journey yet. the games were completely different from when i had left a year prior, and it was hard for me to adjust at first. however, through some study i've improved my game quite a bit, and am comfortable playing 100NL and 200NL
i recently got some coaching, and it has helped tremendously. i still make dumb mistakes in the heat of the moment a lot, and honestly i still tilt from time to time. however, these are things i'm working on, and i am constantly trying to improve and move up.
i truly believe that i can provide valuable insight to a player who is not doing particularly well at the lower limits, and theres really nothing to lose for a player like that either.
also, i have 0 experience coaching. i have been coached, but that's about it. that's why i would like to do it for free first. this is not only a trial for the person being coached, it's also a trial for me. (that's my disclaimer lol)
ok that was a bit longer than i meant it to be... enjoy!