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Hello. I'm brand new to this forum and see a lot of good information around. I have recently been running into a problem of "paralysis by analysis" where Im trying to learn too many things at once. So here's my question.

If you could give your former self one piece of advice when you were just starting to get into the thick of learning online poker.... what would it be?

I think mine so far has been at lower stakes people tend to bet when they actually have it. Where the higher up I've played I've noticed a lot more messing around . :)

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Hi and welcome to Cardchat

... and since you're new here this might be something for you too ...
Become a Winning Poker Player in 30 Days!


I've read quite a bit of this already. I feel like before I was playing online that I had a really solid grasp of poker. I played quite a bit more about 10 years ago in live games. But I look forward to learning as much as possible from here!
 
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beginner then play tight is right

value with value hands

fold fold fold everything and play top 12% of your hands
 
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Why does this count as not posting? This would be my third comment. I'm a little confused on how to participate in the forum and receive credit for my posts?
 
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Why does this count as not posting? This would be my third comment. I'm a little confused on how to participate in the forum and receive credit for my posts?
I think that's because you're posting in the "New Members/Intros" area. Not sure what the thinking is, but they don't count these posts.

The Quality Post thread says:
"Posts that we disregard when looking for both quantity and quality are any posts in the Introduction forum, the Joke of the Day thread and those in any of the foreign language threads."
https://www.cardschat.com/forum/new-members-corner-76/what-a-quality-post-323519/

Try posting in some other area (perhaps https://www.cardschat.com/forum/learning-poker-57/) and you should see your post count go up.
 
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I agree with your advice. Also they don't usually barrel all three streets for value, they passivelt call you or make small bets and then bomb the river.
 
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Good observation; yes, lowest stakes tend to only bet when they think they are ahead. At higher levels (even a little higher), the players become a bit more balanced and somewhat less predictable to prevent being exploited (although still not without their leaks).

Feeling overwhelmed is natural; there is so much information out there now and lots of useful information too! My advice to this is the simple realization that you don't have to learn it all overnight. Poker takes years to get really good at in most cases - even if you devour the information quickly, it takes longer to accumulate the experience.

Just keep learning and keep improving at whatever pace you feel comfortable with. Just play your best and learn from your mistakes; this is basically the same process applied even up through professional level :)
 
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Cardschat course is good play to start with Become a Winning Poker Player in 30 Days!

Lot of content on Web, but its not structured and can get overwhelming and confusing.

Better lookout for content with is well organized.

Good luck.. !!!
 
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Hello. I'm brand new to this forum and see a lot of good information around. I have recently been running into a problem of "paralysis by analysis" where Im trying to learn too many things at once. So here's my question.

If you could give your former self one piece of advice when you were just starting to get into the thick of learning online poker.... what would it be?

I think mine so far has been at lower stakes people tend to bet when they actually have it. Where the higher up I've played I've noticed a lot more messing around . :)

Thanks for having me!

One of the worst things you can do is take on to much new information and try to apply it all at once. Poker is a long term game and you would be better off adding one new thing at a time. Also just pick one area at a time. You want to learn better post flop play. Just look into and research post flop information play. Reading and learning about pre flop squeezing at the same time is a completely different thing and can be incorporated later on. Once proficient in one spot the pick a new subject. Also remember to put in the proper amount of time into it. Its not a race. Spending 2 or 3 months working on some situations and areas of the game is not a bad thing.
 
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One of the worst things you can do is take on to much new information and try to apply it all at once. Poker is a long term game and you would be better off adding one new thing at a time. Also just pick one area at a time. You want to learn better post flop play. Just look into and research post flop information play. Reading and learning about pre flop squeezing at the same time is a completely different thing and can be incorporated later on. Once proficient in one spot the pick a new subject. Also remember to put in the proper amount of time into it. Its not a race. Spending 2 or 3 months working on some situations and areas of the game is not a bad thing.



I think this sounds a lot like the KISS method? I'm working on taking the slow approach now and really focusing on just enjoying the game. I haven't taken poker seriously in almost a decade. The climate has changed quite a bit since then.
 
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