Originally Posted by jumping jack flash
not been tracking results ,i thought if after a month or so I'm doing ok i would move up very slightly and get pt3 or HEM. basically it would be nice to sit down with a good limit player and get an appraisal on how i play , i kinda feel that after a month or so if im seriously down then try another route but if my win rate is ok then take it a little more seriously and get software ,
That seems like a sensible way to get into it.
You will find you need a lot of hands before you you can really analise your play so IMO 30K.
The next thing I'm going to say will sound kind of counter intuitive.. winning money and playing good poker are not directly linked.
Over a few thousand hands you may win money yet play bad poker. The opposite is also true.. you may loose money whilst playing correctly.
However over a larger sample of hands a good player will always win money.. thats why you need a lot of ands before you can analise it.
Another thing is that some multitablers here are clocking up 4K+ hands a day so 20, 30k hands arnt that many.. I know it seems a lot.. but it isn't.
So yeah get PT3 or HEM and just play.. get the experience in and start analyzing your play in a few months time when the sample is bigger thus giving a truer indication of where you are.
Best of luck.