re: Poker & what do you think ?
Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
IMO Its like anything It depends on how far you want to go with it.
Remember the kids at school who were naturals at football in the playground?? doing tricks and making it all look easy?
Well without a lot of hard work and coaching none of them will now be playing for a career.
You dont need to read and study if you dont want to.. its a game .. if you are enjoying it then thats fine. But you will never become as good as you could be if you dont study.
This is an excellent point. It does really depend on what the game means to you and where you want to take it.
For example I have been playing for years now. I have started HOH vol 1 and not finished it, have read some of the good strategy articles here and sometimes read HA threads. I got pokertracker and used it and HUD until I bought my new computer and my smalll efforts at transitioning to this computer have been in vain. My game has improved because of the few things I have picked up since joining CC.
But I will never be a really good player if I don't put more into it. I have several books I could read, I could somehow get my Poker Tracker working again and use it - some of my closest friends here are very skilled and profitable poker players.
I can't and don't make the time for it. I am relatively content to break even and play CC games for the fun of it and once in a while dabble in cash, tournaments or sng's.
So JM - if your goal is to improve your play and win at real money games you will need to exercise some discipline and work at it. (unlike me lol)