Who is a good poker player to learn from ?

Crazyivo

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Hey hey :)

I am still learning this crazy world of poker hahaha i wanted to ask in this post...

Can you guys recommend who is your favorite poker player or a good poker player so i can slowly research them and try learn techniques and styles that they use and adapt to there game.

I literally am new so poker players are blank to me.

Thanks guys
 
skiptomyloot

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go on youtube and learn from Gripsed poker. Evan is a really cool dude and really wants people to progress in poker. I enjoy watching the gripsed poker videos . They are insightful and gets you pumped up on wanting to become better as a player.
 
skiptomyloot

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cardschat also gives good tips on lessons on their strategy articles. Very helpful and useful if youre just starting off.
 
ConDeck

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Cash or tournament? And at what stakes? There are a few to choose from...
 
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Tosh_67

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Welcome to the game !

888 is a great site to start on btw... great beginner packages and freerolls etc... Give pokerstars a shot sometime ! It's a great site... Tops with most people if you read the forums...

Daniel Negreanu is all over you tube and probably most peoples favourite player <mine too> He has lots of clips on all manner of subjects about the game and explains them in a nice easy to understand manner for newbies

http://www.pokerology.com/

That's a good site too for beginners and has some nice vids too...

I Don't think you can emulate anybody else tho in Poker... It's mostly about playing correct play in any given situation

Apparently, Daniel Negreanu's favourite hand is something like 10/8 ??? I can't figure that out but that's unique to him !!

After reading all the textbooks you will develop your own uniqueness too !

Good luck at the tables !!
 
AvaPoker13

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You can look at the pros play and such but would not recommend. You should practice and create your own style of play. You should read a lot and build small experiments that log the results will appear.
 
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Tosh_67

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Make sure you get a HUD so you can analyze your play and study what works well for you and what does not.

A word of warning... If you watch the Poker on TV be mind full that the play is heavily edited and you only see interesting hands, Usually involving all ins and big pots... Sometimes in Poker you can go a long time without playing a hand at all...
 
Henry Minute

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You can copy the style of many players, their types of starting hand, their bluff frequency and so on but if you don't have their 'poker brain' as well you are likely to crash and burn.

It is far better, IMHO, to develop your own style based on good knowledge of the fundamentals of poker.
 
Mason Pye

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I agree with some of the others on Gripsed. However, I would definitely check out both Jason Sommerville and Jaime Staples who stream on twitch. What's great is that you can watch them for free everyday and listen to them both go through specific hands and what they're thinking. Jason Sommerville usually streams one table, whereas as Jaime Staples stream four tables if you like a bit more action. Hope this helps.
 
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You can find lots of free content on my youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6CYdOwj3iQIbMEbWeOW2NQ

The work isn't as professional, or cutting edge as you would expect to find on the major training sites but I've been complimented by many inexperienced/long term losing players, so they may be some use to you.
 
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randy lew, phil hellmuth and negreanu. depends were u want to play and what poker style like (theory from books!)
 
therealslomo

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go on youtube and learn from Gripsed poker. Evan is a really cool dude and really wants people to progress in poker. I enjoy watching the gripsed poker videos . They are insightful and gets you pumped up on wanting to become better as a player.

I would agree with this. Gripsed is the best free coaching you can get by far.
 
robertocoelho

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I like to see the videos of the review of hands played by poker pro.
 
ConDeck

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There's a Daniel plays at my local casino... Do you mean that one? Cos he's a real fish... 😝
 
besplatnee

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The entire knowledge base, which beginners hardly understand, is crammed into the subconscious of an experienced player. Going from amateur to master takes hard work and a lot of games. Learning to play poker from scratch is best done with professionals who will point out mistakes.
 
Pokerpoet2

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I find watching some of the streamers on Twitch has helped my game, Lex Veldhuis is a fantastic player both on-line and in live games and I really enjoy his streams, Benjamin Spraggs is another good streamer along with Fintan Hand (easy with Aces) and OP Poker, but if you want to learn about other Variations of the game try Pyefacepoker he plays a lot of Mixed game tourneys and games like Razz and Badugi.

When the fun Stops, STOP!
 
ObbleeXY

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There are a lot of reasons why "watching poker pro's" is exactly the wrong way to go about your poker journey. If you watch streams or recorded matches, fine...but that is ENTERTAINMENT, not poker tutelage.

That is not to say you cannot learn from the pros.
Cards Chat has its own pros who have prepared content for this site which will take you a long way. Evan (Gripsed), Jonathan Little, Nathan Williams all are pro's who have also moved into coaching and content building.

If you haven't done it yet, I recommend the Cards Chat 30 day poker course. I can pretty much guarantee to you that if you are a guy who previously played a little bit of poker with your mates now and then and now you want to make the next step, you have a lot to unlearn.

I'm only about 9 months ahead of you...but this is what I'd recommend:
- take a course, like the CC 30 day course, or equivalent.
- join a poker coaching site.
- get a HUD and learn how to use it.
- do a bankroll management course
- find the games you like to play and in which you have "an edge" over your opponents
- Take copious notes of how people play.
- Presumably you're new here, and thus your first thought is about freeroll passwords. Don't rush through to 75 posts as if it is a sprint. Take 2-3 months to get there, all the while reading the poker posts and working your way across this site. There are a lot of hidden gems. But the content here is as valuable as the freeroll access. If you charge ahead like a bull in a china shop, sure, you'll get to play some free poker, but you cannot expect to get anywhere without putting in the hours of work. Your success will largely be dependent on the effort you pout in.
- When playing, mark the hands you felt uncomfortable with or where you leaked chips. Review the play to determine:
- Should you have been in the pot in the first place?
- Was your pre-flop betting appropriate? Too passive? Too aggressive?
- Did you value the hand correctly?
- Did your play take into account what info you have against your opponent(s)
- etc
-- Get yourself a push-fold chart and get a feeling for what it means, when it is OK to use it (and when not)
-- get your buddies together for regular "home games". You can easily create a home game club on pokerstars. (I play weekly in our club game and almost daily with different members throughout the week in public games.)
- join the cards chat league (I want to do this, but always miss out the sign up time. Don't make my mistakes.)
...
That is probably enough to get you started and cover the next month or two of apprenticeship.
Best of luck!

Cheers,
ObbleeXY
 
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