Originally Posted by TPC
Sounds like a plan Fletchdad. However, the only thing I would suggest is you integrate your reading with your playing. If all you do is read, it's going to take a long time for it all to sink in.
Tracking software really isn't that big of a deal if you are playing MTT's, they are kinda helpful for STT's though. Cash games is where it's at if you want to build a steady income. You can use rakeback and bonuses much more effectively playing cash games. I suggest while you are building a foundation now, to get into ring games. It will be a lot easier for you in the long run.
I'm not sure if you bought all the books you mentioned. Most of the Harrington books are around $35. If I were you I would limit the amount of books you buy and purchase tracking software instead. You wont have any way to track your win rates and leaks with out it. Which is why it's so important.
Thanks for that TPC. I have already bought the books, but wasnt a big expense, as I got most of em in ebay, even the HoH in a package, so was absolutely worth getting, and a great value.
I am combining reading with playing. I kind of have a thing where I always read something new, or re-read something I have marked, b4 I play. Not a lot, just to get me in a good mind-set. I dont know if its coincidence, but I win more and play better (i think) when I do this. I think I have a good balance between studying and playing. Probably 40/60 respectively. And I try to do my reading when playing concentrated is not so easy anyway, or not possible.
I am so mediocre in cash games, and my BR is slowly building with STT and MTT, then I play cash and donate a portion of my wins... I need to find my leaks - yep, gonna have to get some software - but SW is hard as I need a new PC. Short version is I do Interactive DVD ROMs for work using a number of programs with Windows 2K. I cant afford these program updates, and some are no longer available, so its buy new if I change OS. So I need a new PC for tracking software, as 2K is not supported by HEM or PT3. I have a MAC as well, and I believe PT and HEM are MAC compatible, SNG Wizard was not:-( - but play more on the PC as they are in different locations. (On another note, when I get my new PC, can I combine stats from 2 different computers to have a complete picture? Meaning stats from MAC and PC)
I only play microstakes, so have a hard time putting any workable strategy in my cash games. I may post a hand I was in last night, 4 all ins pre flop... only one hand made sense.... I aint good, but I cant play against these idiotz....I have been advised to play ultra tight, but I am such a cash game novice that I have problems knowing WTF to do, it makes me play timid, scared and so I shy away.
I have an account on Pokerstars but have never made a deposit. Can I do it through CC, or is that only when u make a new acct? And I have deposited on FT, but have no RB. Any tips on how to get it now? Other than that I am on PKR and Bodog, no RB anywhere. I think your tip on concentrating on one site makes sense, I do PKR, cause my BR is good there, and the MTTS and SnGs are winnable for me. FT I have .92 left, and played only ring games there...... lol. As soon as I know what I am doing, one of my goals is to make that .92 into $100, but I aint ready yet, I think I will just lose it if I cant even beat the PKR cash tables......
Anyway, thanks and if u have any tips on my .92 to $100 pending quest, I am happy for all the help I can get.