Crushing The Microstakes - Highly Recommended!
Thanks again everyone. Really appreciate the tips. I've been working through Crushing the Microstakes and it's really helping. More below.
- I know exactly what you mean. I've read several books and at the time understand the concepts really well and really do mean to incorporate them into my game. Unfortunately in the heat of the moment it was all going out of the window and when I looked back at my hand histories saw that I was still making bad calls.
- How long have you been doing the Poker Zion course? I've heard some good reports about the course materials but haven't yet heard feedback on whether it's improved people's games/winrates.
- Some great tips here - thanks! I really enjoy watching videos and have watched several of the HEM ones which I think come from Poker Zion and even watching old TV shows like High Stakes Poker has helped too I think. Like you, I find it really tough to watch someone talking through they game as they play on 24 tables. It's entertaining but don't think I leatn much. Interesting what you say about coaching. I'd imagine that they are all so different that it's quite difficult to find one that perfectly suits a person's learning style.
- Yes, I've posted some hands in the HA section of CC and it's been really helpful. I also find that by going over my biggest losing hand I can see where I've made mistakes. Truth is though that most of my mistakes I almost know I'm making them at the time I make that horrible call...
- I've just started an account on PokerStars
so will check out their training school. Thanks.
What's really helped me so far is Crushing the Microstakes. I know BlackRain79 posts here too so wanted to say a big thank you to Nathan. And I'd highly recommend the book. I've finished it now and already I'm making better decisions - and winning more pots. The biggest lessons for me have been a) getting disciplined and learning to fold when I know I'm beaten instead of making "crying calls" and b) extracting the most out of a hand when I know I'm ahead.
Once I've got those concepts totally ingrained and am "crushing" I will look at joining the training site/finding a coach. Another thing I have learned is to try and take things slowly...
It's been nearly 5 months now since I started poker and learned that a flush beats a straight but it's so much fun and I've enjoyed studying it so much that the time has just flown by. Must remember that I've got a long way to go and it's going to take a long time!