re: Poker & $10 NLHE Full Ring: Suggestions?
The best thing to do at this stage of your poker development is spend some dedicated time away from the poker table to break down opponents hand ranges and start counting some combos of hands. Can't under state how important it is.
Let's hypothetically say you spend 1-2 hours a week ONLY doing this without playing. But within 2-3 months, your winrate increases by 1-5bb/100. The time you spent studying, and not playing is going to pay for itself fast.
Hand ranges, combos, and your approximate equity. Getting your head wrapped around this so you feel really comfortable with your decisions is HUGE.
Simple drill I have students do. After a session, go into your database and look at hands from ~2 month or so ago. Filter by your biggest losses that went to showdown. Hide your opponents cards in your replayer. Re-play the hand, start guessing and writing down hand ranges for your opponent. Take a guess at your equity. Re-play the hand with the results so you can see the actual hand. Punch the hand into your favorite equity calculator with the hand ranges so you can see the answer.
This will do multiple things. 1) It will get you thinking in terms of hands and combos so in real time it becomes more natural and instinctual. 2) You'll think about how that translates to equity - because your equity should dictate what action you take - raise for value, bluff, fold, bet, call, etc... 3) You'll see the action that occurred, and be able to know the real equity and how it translated to the assumed equity (your constructed hand range). The more you see all of these in the same place, the better you're going to become.