Where's best to learn?

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GinSoak

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Hi - I've been looking at some of the posts and there's a lot about where you learnt to play poker, but where is best to play if you want to learn? Any tips on friendly sites and so on?

cheers - Gin:cheers:
 
robwhufc

robwhufc

Cardschat Elite
GinSoak said:
Hi - I've been looking at some of the posts and there's a lot about where you learnt to play poker, but where is best to play if you want to learn? Any tips on friendly sites and so on?

cheers - Gin:cheers:
If you've never played before, I would highly recommend you join our buy-in game on Noble on Saturday!

Seriously, I would start out on freerolls for a few weeks - wont cost you anything, and you'll get some idea of how hands pan out, and what hands win pots. Most sites run freerolls (we have Sunday one on Noble, plus another on Paradise).

You'll also see the worst play on freerolls - people calling when they shouldn't, betting with wrong hands etc, but if you can start spotting these mistakes, it'll be time to move into pay games.

Good luck!
 
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GinSoak

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Brilliant - thanks guys. I've only ever played for matchstick with mates, nothing serious and never really kept up with what was going on. The online thing seems daunting on one hand - I don't want to get conned - but it also seems like a good place to learn more without 'mates' taking the piss!


Freerolls sounds best - which other sites do them and is there much difference with where you play?
 
HoldemChamp

HoldemChamp

Rock Star
If you are looking a nice relative fun place to play. I would suggest Jetset.

It is one of the smaller sites out there. The players for the most part are friendly. And there are several freeroll a day there.
 
BC4Jesus

BC4Jesus

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chicubs1616 said:
If you are talking about the play money games, you can't really go wrong at any of the major sites:

Party Poker
PokerStars
Ultimate Bet
Full Tilt Poker
Pacific Poker
Paradise Poker
I'm fairly new to poker and I learned a great deal at Gus Hanson's PokerChamps (www.pokerchamps.com). They have 24/7 freerolls that don't pay very much but are great to learn. Lots of people going all-in all the time there but I've learned what hands to play, when to fold, etc. because of those players. AND if you a patient, you'll find that most of those people will be gone in a fairly short amount of time and then you can play against some more professional poker players.

BOB C.
 
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shaggy8888

Guest
BC4Jesus said:
I'm fairly new to poker and I learned a great deal at Gus Hanson's PokerChamps (www.pokerchamps.com). They have 24/7 freerolls that don't pay very much but are great to learn. Lots of people going all-in all the time there but I've learned what hands to play, when to fold, etc. because of those players. AND if you a patient, you'll find that most of those people will be gone in a fairly short amount of time and then you can play against some more professional poker players.

BOB C.
Thanks, this sounds and looks really good. I have never even heard of it. They need to get some more advertising
 
BC4Jesus

BC4Jesus

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shaggy8888 said:
Thanks, this sounds and looks really good. I have never even heard of it. They need to get some more advertising
You're welcome! They have great software too! By the way, when you are in a game there is an options area that if you click on the "up arrorhead" will expand. One of the options in this area is to show folded cards. If you click on this, whenever your hand is folded, instead of your cards disappearing they get small and remain face-up so that you can see what hand you would have made had you not folded. Nice feature!

BOB C.
 
stunno

stunno

Guest
Another vote for Jetset here!

If you want a couple of hours of madness try an Absolute Poker Freeroll and learn how not to play!!
 
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lunagirl

Guest
I learned playing limit on Pacific. Then I bumped up to Pot Limit and No Limit. If you are looking for online, I like the play money games at Pacific and Absolute. I played in local pub tourneys and for play money online before actually making a deposit because I didn't want to waste money. Yeah, I'm cheap :p The Sit N Go tourneys and Freerolls are good for getting used to tournament play online. One of our handy dandy moderators also gave me a website that was uberhelpful: http://www.learn-texas-holdem.com/index.htm

This site goes over rules, hands, etc. I hope it helps! Good luck and see you at the tables!
 
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