Advice on an Online Training Course

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Chewbacca514

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I'm relatively new to poker, though I'm pretty decent for a beginner. I've won about 4 freerolls (I know these aren't filled with good players, but it's still something) and consistently cash in small stakes tournies. I've watched quite a bit of Dnegs's live streams (maybe 200 hours or so), which isn't training, I know, but he does explain stuff while he's playing. I feel like I have a decent grasp of the game, but I know there are massive holes in it all the way down to basic fundamentals that I never learned (I'm guessing).

My question is this: I'm looking at a few online poker training courses and am wondering if people have taken them and can attest to their value. Maybe I should read some fundamental book first? I'm afraid of the info in books being outdated, though.

Specifically, I'm looking at:

-Masterclass to have access to Negreanu and Phil Ivey's content, which is the least expensive option at around $240/yr.

-Johnathon Little's program at pokercoaching.com. More expensive at $500 or $1,000/yr for the basic or advance package.

-Doug Polk et. al. at Upswing. Seems the most expensive with monthly subs and then $1k/advanced training course.
 
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I'm relatively new to poker, though I'm pretty decent for a beginner. I've won about 4 freerolls (I know these aren't filled with good players, but it's still something) and consistently cash in small stakes tournies. I've watched quite a bit of Dnegs's live streams (maybe 200 hours or so), which isn't training, I know, but he does explain stuff while he's playing. I feel like I have a decent grasp of the game, but I know there are massive holes in it all the way down to basic fundamentals that I never learned (I'm guessing).

My question is this: I'm looking at a few online poker training courses and am wondering if people have taken them and can attest to their value. Maybe I should read some fundamental book first? I'm afraid of the info in books being outdated, though.

Specifically, I'm looking at:

-Masterclass to have access to Negreanu and Phil Ivey's content, which is the least expensive option at around $240/yr.

-Johnathon Little's program at pokercoaching.com. More expensive at $500 or $1,000/yr for the basic or advance package.

-Doug Polk et. al. at Upswing. Seems the most expensive with monthly subs and then $1k/advanced training course.



The CardsChat community has a great and most importantly free course. Please take a look at this course before spending money on tuition. I am sure that this course will help you better understand the basics of the game and improve your skills.
https://www.cardschat.com/become-a-winning-poker-player/
 
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Hi!:)
I also play freerolls and won about 10 MTT.And as the regulars say, it is necessary to use all the available information that can be found.But there is a lot of information on the Internet and it is very difficult to isolate really useful information from this sea.(.I think you need to find a professional player who is close to you in terms of playing style and life principles and try to adopt his training methods from him.Although not all of them try to share such information.)
 
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-Masterclass to have access to Negreanu and Phil Ivey's content, which is the least expensive option at around $240/yr.
Watched both of these, definitely got some lessons from DNegs. Phil's wasn't as good as DNegs.

-Johnathon Little's program at pokercoaching.com. More expensive at $500 or $1,000/yr for the basic or advance package.
I like this option, lots of ways to study and to practice along.

-Doug Polk et. al. at Upswing. Seems the most expensive with monthly subs and then $1k/advanced training course.
I bought one course and didn't think it was as good as PokerCoaching. A lot of players like it though, just not me.
 
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As mentioned, the CardsChat 30 Day course is free and I highly recommend it :)

As for other poker courses, I haven't tried any others yet. It makes sense to me because even winning one extra pot, or not losing one big pot, will probably pay the course for itself. I never took others because my freerolls wouldn't cover the cost of the course(s) :D

I'm currently building a bankroll online, so I'll have some poker money to work with when the pandemic ends and casinos open more regularly. Then I'll take the leap of putting myself out there with live poker and see how I do. As for online poker, I'd probably invest in Poker software like a HUD first if you haven't already. Once you are playing decently high stakes, then a poker course might make logical sense because your poker winnings (or losses avoided) might justify the cost of a course, but I'm not quite at that stage yet myself.

Good luck with your poker course journey :)
 
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