This is a discussion on Do you think studying póker makes you win? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I think it is a matter of playing many tournaments and getting to know the game and rivals
I do not think that only studying you will win, but I think that it is an important part to develop as a good poker player, not only studying books, studying other players' strategic moves and at the same time studying the same tablemates with them. what are you playing, all that, plus experience in the game will develop you as a poker professional. Regards.
I think studying poker and practicing every day is one of the important keys to win, it doesn't make sure you will win but it increases the chance of winning. I heard many stories about old-school players becoming bad players because they didn't study new poker theories.
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Playing many tournaments is 1 of the keys to actually been successful playing tournaments.
Poker goals in mtts should be playing volume and study volume not $ won. Playing tournaments is probably a bad way to earn all your money. Some get away with it and are able to do it for a extended period of time. Most fail. One of the most difficult ways to make money is by playing poker tournaments. Live cash games are probably the best way to make money playing poker. But not as sexy as mtts live or online.
When I started playing poker I don't know why I thought it was good, without having ventured much in this world, after a while I realized that to be really good at something you have to dedicate time, train hard and learn from the players. more experienced
Poker is a skill based game, with elements of luck involved.
This means that, just like in any game, profession or sports, you need both theoretical and practical knowledge to be successful. Just like you need both hands to make a clap, in poker, you need both studying and playing real hands in order to improve.
Doing just one will not do you any good. So, my answer is yes, you definitely need to study poker to win. But you can't invest all the time to it of course. You should find the perfect balance between studying, playing, and resting as well.
I would suggest 5 hours of studying and 20 hours of playing per week, if you are taking the game seriously. If you have more spare time than you can increase the hours correspondingly
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no !! but I think you are more prepared to compete against anyone !! Knowledge is important, then the luck factor also enters, you can study all the bases the percentages but nothing is perfect in the matter of poker
I think it is a matter of playing many tournaments and getting to know the game and rivals
Hello, I think learning poker and learning strategies leads to victory! After all, in any case, studying this craft leads to success, it concerns not only poker, but not one theory does not compare with practice! I believe that the most important thing is practice, the more you practice, the more you begin to understand how to play against one or another person! In general, you need to train stubbornly and develop, only then will you begin to progress and succeed! But this is personally my opinion!
What helped me was math and statistics. I always loved math and statistics and poker is a game of chance odds and statistics. so if you are good at math you can be good at poker. not just with odds and stats but the betting of the chips and the math and human psychology that comes with it, you can use psychology to gather information and narrow your stats down and you can also use psychology to set up and image for yourself that you can exploit later on the game.
I believe that studying brings you much closer to winning. The power to force a strong mind and that can recover from bad spells, will be bringing you closer to victory, and if we also have luck on our side ... complete combo ahahah
If you are not playing good for sure you need to study playing poker, at least if you want to earn something with that.
I know some people was playing poker really bad, but they improved their game and now they can win in poker and earn money from playing poker.
If you are happy just making final tables once in a while at low stakes then practice will get you there. If you really want to make some money, play higher stakes and win more often you would need to study the game.
Yes I think volume and studying are the 2 more important factors in winning the games.
Ok you can still win micro . low stakes tournaments easier but in order to crush higher stakes studying is one way. Knowing the theory behind every spot will make you a tough opponent , no matter if your approach will be more based on GTO or exploitative play.
Studying and playing go hand-in-hand. How much you should study will depend on how well and how far you want to get. For example, I don't plan on playing higher than the $2 mtts (maybe a few shots at $3-$5 mtts), so I don't need to study a lot of mtt strategies for mid buy-in (or higher) games because it just wouldn't apply to me as much. At the same time, I need to make sure I know how to beat my opponents at my current level.
On top of studying, knowing how and when to apply what you've learned is also crucial. It doesn't make sense to learn how to do something but never apply it. So, part of studying and playing is being able to apply what you know. I also think it helps with figuring out your own style and strategy as well, because not every strategy is going to be a one-size-fits-all deal. So, knowing the hows/whys of strategies and knowing how to apply a bit of everything to your own approach to the game.
To give an example, someone playing 15 $1 mtts a day, multi-table 3-5 mtts at a time will have a much different strategy than someone playing 3-4 $1 mtts a day, 1 table at a time. At the core, the basic strategy might be the same but individual strategy will differ and it's good to figure out what works for you in your situation. These are both me. I had to adjust my own strategy and how I approached the game, it's different levels, etc in order to do well. My strategy changed compared to my previous days of playing when I played a higher volume and because of that, while at the core my general strategy stayed the same, I had to make adjustments in other parts in order to do well.
Some interesting responses on this thread and some quite surprising ones... Here's my take on it:
Imagine being back at school and having a natural talent for maths. When you're young all the basic concepts are easy to understand and you ace every test and are top of the class. You're so much better than everyone else without even trying, you don't bother and for a while you continue to be top of the class.
As you get older the concepts become more challenging and complicated. Soon you begin to not get 100% or even 90%, but other students are. You start to look at algebra and haven't got a clue what you're looking at. All because you were a natural talent and had no need or desire to study the basics when you were younger that are the foundations of algebra.
You can play poker as much as you like and maybe you will win a bit because you've got some natural ability that means that you're better that most of the current player pool for a while, but the thing is, those players that aren't as good will do one of two things in the long run: get better or quit. That means that the average ability of the player pool increases while your ability stagnates, meaning your win rate goes down or even disappears completely.
Studying is vitally important if you want to stay ahead of the game and improve.
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Like most replies here, I agree that studying is key. Whether it's reading, watching, simple practice, it's all helpful. However, to your question as to whether it will help you win? Not really. That all depends on the day and the players at the table. It for sure will help you not lose as much in the long run though!
Who can explain the dynamics of the universe and life? If you study and assume that there is a possibility of changing the destiny, it could be that there is interference of quantum elements in the path.
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sure u can learn something about poker, if u just play and try to understand what they do, but if u go for real study without playing poker, u understand a lot more and know more ranges or how to read players perfectly and u know how much u have to bet , that is mathematically perfect! just try it out and u will see
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