This is a discussion on Studying poker, where do you start? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; How do you study poker?
Watching youtube video?
Signing up for upswing?
Reading some books?
I started by reading a book by Doyle Brunson. Then Roy Rounder and Phil Gordon. Plus, I downloaded an audio book by Nathan Williams on my smartphone, and I listen to it constantly. As well as game lessons from PS and lessons from Daniel. And of course, now there is a tutorial from CC.
Like any other game, it begins with the study of the rules of the game, in this case, of course, with existing combinations of their variations and, of course, different types of application of techniques such as bluffing, position, odds and probabilities of outcome.
mostly by watching videos and analyze my game with programs like hm, flopzilla, gto+.
Plus I make a lot of notes. Worst thing you can do is watching a video like a movie. I pause videos all the time. And even 1 hour video can take me ~5 hours. It's better to 1 watch video and do it in proper way than watch 10 videos and forget next day what you watched.
Books are overrated and outdated. For me it's like waste of time. Poker changes everyear so learning from books can sometimes harm your game. Of course some things never changes like some math stuff but rest of basic informations you can easily find on internet. From books I can reccomend only mindset books like The Mental Game of Poker.
I learned to play poker on social networks using conditional chips (on my own mistakes) - this was my first experience playing poker !!! It was a very long time ago, and then there was practically no training video on the Internet !!!
I started learning poker from my cousin, who was playing regularly before 8 years ago. I did not understand anything, only watching what was going on the table. To become better and better, I have watched most of the seasons of the show ''High stakes poker'', which I adored a lot. Only one poker book I have read and that was from Daniel Negreanu - "Holdem techniques for every player".
I recognised that you learn the best from what you have watched and that is for everything the best advice for sure.