Originally Posted by albosaltenio
Apparently the majority agrees to have a coach.
Now another question would be:
Could be an online coach??
Since in my city is not very popular the game
I would be in the minority of that opinion.
Unless you have a ton of money, are you really going to find a good coach?
Coaching takes a lot of time and effort. If I was a sucessful professional, why would I take a few hundred dollars (or even thousand) from you when I could make 10x that by just playing poker without the aggravation?
I don't know what you are going to learn from a medioce coach that you can't learn yourself by just putting in the hands and reading a few books.
I never had a coach and I am a +ROI player. Of course that was after years and losing a lot of money. I taught my son to play in about 2 weeks, tried to teach him everything I can about poker. While he is very effective and is most likely in the top 30% of the field, we still have very different games and he doesn't have a +ROI. We go over hands and situations daily where I wonder why did you do that? Simply, its because we didn't cover that. My point is that just because you are learning from a "coach" who may have been a winning player at one point (most likely not now), it still isn't a "magic" formula and there is a lot of work ahead.
Save your money, read some books, watch some twitch, and most importantly, play lots of hands
. If you put in the work, you will get where you want to be.