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simoncookson

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Hi Everybody,
First time post here at CardsChat, hope it finds you all running tip top! :D

I've been playing around two years now, read the books, done some study and tasted some success (beaten 2NL over a decent sample size, some good live wins.)

I'm looking to take my game to a higher level but I'm aware that there are some gaps in my knowledge. I'd like to go back to basics and build up from the foundations. What areas would CardsChatters recommend as a starting point for building a solid game? Even better, how would you prioritise these topics?

Many thanks in advance,
Simon
 
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Evan Jarvis

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Hi Everybody,
First time post here at CardsChat, hope it finds you all running tip top! :D

I've been playing around two years now, read the books, done some study and tasted some success (beaten 2NL over a decent sample size, some good live wins.)

I'm looking to take my game to a higher level but I'm aware that there are some gaps in my knowledge. I'd like to go back to basics and build up from the foundations. What areas would CardsChatters recommend as a starting point for building a solid game? Even better, how would you prioritise these topics?

Many thanks in advance,
Simon

Hey Simon!

Welcome to the community, it's a great place to learn!

One course that's really great and has organized the topics exactly as you mentioned is Peter Clarke's 'From the ground up' which also comes with a free month of run it once


The other guy who's content I love (other than my own of course :p) is Alex Fitzgerald.
His stuff is a bit more expensive that Peter's and it's worth every Penny. He dials it down to the essentials and keeps people away from the FPS and overthinking that can get them into trouble.

All his courses can be found here http://gripsed.com/alex
My favorite is 'how to think like a poker player'

As for free content that goes from beginner to winner, check out the playlists on the main page of my youtube channel, I'm sure you'll find plenty of useful content there :)

http://youtube.com/gripsed - Good Luck & Happy Stackin! :icon_stud
 
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Diligence is the mother of success (good luck)
 
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eetenor

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Hi Everybody,
First time post here at CardsChat, hope it finds you all running tip top! :D

I've been playing around two years now, read the books, done some study and tasted some success (beaten 2NL over a decent sample size, some good live wins.)

I'm looking to take my game to a higher level but I'm aware that there are some gaps in my knowledge. I'd like to go back to basics and build up from the foundations. What areas would CardsChatters recommend as a starting point for building a solid game? Even better, how would you prioritise these topics?

Many thanks in advance,
Simon

Thank U 4 Posting.

The first step would be to learn to be precise.

Why precise?

Precision gets us the correct answers more quickly.

We also go deeper into the topics that can help us the most rather than floating around thinking of 10 different things at once.

So how could you be precise in this instance?

You could list your strengths and weaknesses and ask what is the most important to improve.

You could make a list of topics pertaining to poker and ask us to rate them in importance.

EG

Poker tells
HUD skills
Player Reads
Range design
GTO play
Bet sizing
Fold frequency
Check raise frequency
bluff Frequency
Balancing
Meta Game

To name just a few.

By being more precise you can add to your skills or eliminate your weaknesses faster.
Getting better faster is what I recommend as your foundation for poker.

Hope this helps
:):)
 
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Plaza

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I would add, making sure you know your Preflop charts. What to raise and what to fold in any position. Particularly from the button.
The charts I use say K4 is a fold Q5, J6, 10-6 are all folds from the button in a unopened pot. Players seem to think any K or Q on the button is a raise.

There are a great number of charts available if you google it. But being new to this forum, I would be surprised if there are None available on here.
 
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Eric Salvador

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I’d suggest building ranges for different players and understanding how to count combinations. Combating bad players, good player and great players starts with your ranges. Then using their range and yours you’ll be able to have profitable spots much more frequent
 
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