Originally Posted by Lutra555
What would you advise the fastest way to learn is?
Pick one game and stick with that one. With a month of experience, you can't afford to jump from one game to another. If that local casino you mentioned has limit Hold 'Em, then I'd advise you play that. It will give you the opportunity to work on your game without taking the risk of going bust by one mistake (and you will make a lot of them) that costs you your whole stack.
Right now, I'd suggest you work on fixing those "bluffitis" and "callitis" leaks. These are quite common among newbies, and must be mastered if you're serious about not being a fish. Those are the two biggest fish plays: looking for any excuse to justify a call, and desperation bluffing.
As for ranging your opponents, this comes with observation, especially when you're out of the pot, and have nothing else to think about. What are they raising, and out of what positions? You need to ask yourself that. How do they play on the flop? Fourth St? The River? Win or lose, what kinds of hands are they showing down? Does your opponent show single pairs, win or lose? Two pairs or better only? If showing a straight or flush, how did they play the previous streets leading up to the river action? All of this helps in getting a line on a player.
At first, I'd suggest picking one player, and really studying that player until you can predict what he'll do. Then add another to watch. It'll come, and you'll be able to get a line on all your players.
"I'm reading books and I understand and apply pot odds
vs hand odds although do not really understand how to get a persons range".
Books only help if studied
, not simply read. That means going over the material, applying the concepts under fire. Then go back and see what worked, and what didn't and try to see why. You should be going back, rereading, and really studying until you can say you truly understand what the author is telling you.