Originally Posted by 2-7MakesMeRaise
I was just wondering what percentage of your poker time should be took up by learning instead of playing?
Obviously everybody is different and some learn quicker but I was just wondering a rough estimate?
Good question, and I dont have an answer....lol
As you stated, it is probably different for each individual. Ask 10 people, get 10 different answers.
The time I spend is learning is roughly about 1/3 of my poker time, and this includes game review. But sometimes I will spend much more time reviewing and reading, charting results, spotting leaks and looking for info on how to plug them. Sometimes I will play for a week with out doing much learning at all except for reading and videos.
My learning schedule changes constantly. I read a lot of books, and re-read them again. This never changes. The book selection depends on what I am focusing on ATM. I read anywhere I can - Train, doctor waiting room, hotels, any waiting time (I always have my current book with me, I even got a couple of chapters in in a freeway accident jam).
I review my games, if possible not long after playing so I am still fresh on why I did what I did, so I can easily spot my leaks and weak spots.
I read lots of stuff on CC and other internet sources.
The amount of time learning depends a lot on my game review as well. When I spot leaks and weak playing (sadly MUCH too often) then I will spend above average time reading up on how to repair them, and then will play a game trying to concentrate on when I would make these mistakes and spot them before I do.
OK, sorry, as I didnt really answer your question, but for me learning dictates its own needs a lot, and I try to pay attention to this. If I feel I am playing well, I play a bit more, but still read books and watch videos.
I have set myself a list of goals, (short, medium and long term) and even though I am updating them all the time, I follow them very religiously. I make short term learning goals, and when I have completed my tasks, immediately set new ones. Since I am still very much in the process of learning how to learn, it is ever changing. I think as long as you are trying to improve, and looking for guidance in places like CC, just working on your game and trying to find new sources of information will by default lead you in a positive direction.
Hope this helps........