This is a discussion on How to become a grinder? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Hey guys i wanna become a grinder maybe jumping 10 steps ahead but
best learning is experience.
It's not gonna happen overnight, just focus on making the best decisions possible in all situations. Be sure to review your sessions to see if you did make the correct decisions. Also get other peoples input on through the HA section or sweat session. And play a lot. That should get you started. GL!
First thing is to define for yourself what a grinder is. Are you talking about grinding cash games, MTTs, SNGs or some combination? Does it mean playing at least X hands per day? per week? per month? Does the stake level matter?
Then, once you've figured out your definition, the next step is figuring out how you're going to get there from where you are now. This includes not just how you plan to increase your hands played and move up in levels, but also how you intend to improve your game. In this regard, somewhat contrary to what you said, while learning does require playing to gain experience, just playing may well be sub-optimal compared to playing plus various forms of studying, possibly in combinations depending how you learn best.
A grinder i think is someone that sits there for countless hours
knowing there hourly rate. witch is probly low but still siting there playing
for the love of the game and hunger of new stakes.Aint that how people build there bankrolls?