Originally Posted by Z_T
Brand new to this scene made an intro post and got an idea of how I'm gonna go about things, however I've stumbled across the post saying that people have never spent a dime and started off free rolling. I'd be grateful for some direction as to how to move in that direction, I'm under USA restrictions BTW. Thanks and much appreciated.
Hey man, welcome to the forums~
it'd be pretty hard to start off with free rolls, though possible I suppose.
If I were you, I'd get a trial version of hold em manager 2/poker tracker 4 and throw 50 bucks or so onto an account at a us site...
Post any of the hands you have trouble with on here and also contribute to threads about other ccer's hands. This will help you in your hand analysis skills, and eventually it will qualify you for CC free rolls.
I wager that new poker players won't be able to build up a roll from nothing if they live in the US... just doesn't seem possible to me. In any event, you'd need some money for outside resources... computer software (eventually) and poker books
my first poker book was hold em: theory and practice by sklansky. You can get some free poker book pdfs online... I've seen an online version of the little green book (but its definitely worth a buy/multiple reads), and you can get a free ebook from the Polished poker study group thread. You can expect to throw some money on these materials if they help you learn.
If you do have to spend money, make sure you get your money's worth of learning from every hand. Review every last one of them, and post anything you need feedback on here on CC; people are very friendly and will be glad to help!