Karate Kid is looking for Mr. Miyagi

    • hmcpcl
      hmcpcl
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      Joined: 05.07.2014 Posts: 2
      Hi. My name is Chris(30). I live in Teeside, UK.

      Short version: One yr ago I've discovered poker. I like it, I love it and I feel a little addicted to it. The problem is that I like smth that it seem not for me unfortunately. I start playing on pkrstars and now i'm going regular to casino (~2-3 times/wk) I only play tournaments (30 pounds entry). My winning rate is about one out of 10. Bad bad bad!!!

      These days we are flooded with the amount of information about poker. Useless if you don't know how to use these info's. One friend told me about this site so I came here in the hope to find guidance. Where to start from? which information is right? What books should I read? What vid's should I watch. I am a complete rookie lost and dizzy. Cheers
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    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,904
      Originally posted by hmcpcl
      Hi. My name is Chris(30). I live in Teeside, UK.

      Short version: One yr ago I've discovered poker. I like it, I love it and I feel a little addicted to it. The problem is that I like smth that it seem not for me unfortunately. I start playing on pkrstars and now i'm going regular to casino (~2-3 times/wk) I only play tournaments (30 pounds entry). My winning rate is about one out of 10. Bad bad bad!!!

      These days we are flooded with the amount of information about poker. Useless if you don't know how to use these info's. One friend told me about this site so I came here in the hope to find guidance. Where to start from? which information is right? What books should I read? What vid's should I watch. I am a complete rookie lost and dizzy. Cheers
      Hi, Chris,
      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com !
      <miyagi>
          Wax on
          Wax off
      </miyagi>

      If you've had only a brief look around the site, you may have noticed the free money offers. Pick one, follow the destructions, and then check out the Strategy Page. Go through "Poker Basics", then progress upward.

      There is a good lesson plan here:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/2361/1/

      Will you be playing cash games or SnGs?
      In my own opinion, start with lowest stakes cash games, and as you play, apply what you learn. SnGs have another layer of knowledge required, since the blinds increase as the game goes on.

      Best of luck,
      --VS
    • metalmonkey80
      metalmonkey80
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      Joined: 15.08.2013 Posts: 1,381
      Hi Chris,

      Welcome to PS. I started playing poker about a year ago. like yourself I started out on PKR and have now moved over to Poker Stars where I grind on NL5. I was in your position when I first stared and made many mistakes.

      A good place to start if your looking to really invest your time in the game would be watching Schnitzelfisch series on Visual Planning

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/30980/

      There are also many tutorials in the strategy section of PS worth working your way though.
      Even if you know some of them, its worth recapping!

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/

      Other members can also help you! By posting the hands you have had issues with in the hand evaluation forum.

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1676

      Hope this is some help to you. I wish you all the luck at the tables.
    • hmcpcl
      hmcpcl
      Basic
      Joined: 05.07.2014 Posts: 2
      Thanks guys,

      I've started with the strategy subjects section from this site and I added to fav all those vids. to watch them after I finish with the subjects, quizes etc.

      I will take a brake from the casino for a while and I will play less online on real money.

      All I want is to advance at tournaments as much as possible. When I'll b ready I will open a blog, i'll grab a bankroll and try my best. I am sick and tired to be a slave from early in the morning to late in the evening for peanut money.

      I am not looking to get rich ...just enough to swim with the sharks.

      Cheers
    • metalmonkey80
      metalmonkey80
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      Joined: 15.08.2013 Posts: 1,381
      Hi Chris,
      I hope these last few months have been productive for you.
      How are you getting on with your tournaments?