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Poker study before playing for real money!

    • 888Bingo888
      Joined: 11.09.2016 Posts: 89
      Hi! My name is Marouane. I thought about making a blogg, it seems fun and even helping to start learning.
      By the time I am writing those words, I have not yet played a poker hand for real money. But I see my friend playing and winning, and that makes me hungry for the game. he gave me a lot of ebooks to read, by the time i will get my free money from pokerstrategy, the goal is to study at the same time as playing + respecting the amount of money i start with, and not jump into blinds 0,50-1 direct. so i will try to not lose it fast and play the micro limits.
      I am trying to read poker books now, if you have any suggestion about useful poker books please tell me.
      How do you study?
      this picture is from my laptop showing me reading a book and taking useful notes. ( getting help from my room mate :D so i am not that genius :D

      What do you think about the way I start this poker journy?
  • 4 replies
    • SDK1987
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 39,280
      Hello Marouane

      Welcome on the PokerStrategy forum :welcome:

      It’s nice to see that you started a blog. Maybe it’s a good idea for you to participate in our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now! promotion when you are ready to play.

      I would also start with the basics first and start on NL2 (1c/2c) if I would start with cash gaming to learn the game better than start on NL100 ($0,50/$1) right away with all the good players that playing there.

      It looks like your still a basic member and then you can use 1 or more of our free money offers on poker rooms you don’t have an account yet. If you are bronze member you can post pictures without help.

      Further I wish you a pleasant stay on our forum and good luck with improving your game :gl:

      Best regards,
    • 888Bingo888
      Joined: 11.09.2016 Posts: 89
      Thanks! I will use the offers when I feel I am ready for the game. Right now, I am trying to learn the basic. If I don't show my room mate that I can play the game, he wouldn't allow me to start playing as he said. Which is maybe good :D now, while reading a book, they showed an exempel about how agressive the game has become. and that the pros are more aggresive when in the bubble, and they discussed a hand from high buy in tournament. in the bubble player A moves with AA for 60.000, play B reraise to 120.000 with QQ and player C the chipleader re-re-raise all in to put pressure on player B with 42 no suit.
      That already made me go crazy :D
      watch the hand and please explain for me why does he go all in there with 42? he will always play against somebody who already is all in...
    • 888Bingo888
      Joined: 11.09.2016 Posts: 89
      Hey again! :) I have started playing poker now for real money! And it seems like I am really doing something bad here :) . Maybe it is a small simple size, but, for real... losing at PLO2 with 14bi, it must be a lot of playing bad there :D ... and losing at PLO10 also.. :D the only thing i did correct, is while playing 50cent sngs, I managed to be on the money few times.
      I don't know how I should take this beginning, like a motivator to study more and play more, or to take it like, I maybe can't put the theory I studied into action.. and If I cant do so, I maybe should stop early.. what do you guys think?
      I am happy I have not made any deposit yet, and i have not lost any huge amount :D but the beginning should explain a lot.
      cash game graph:

      sng graph:
    • 888Bingo888
      Joined: 11.09.2016 Posts: 89
      I maybe saved money, or maybe gave away money...
      888 Poker - $0.10 PL Hi - Omaha Hi - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      SB: 54.1 BB (VPIP: 76.47, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 34)
      BB: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 6.25, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      UTG: 216.3 BB (VPIP: 37.70, PFR: 16.39, 3Bet Preflop: 4.00, Hands: 61)
      UTG+1: 125.3 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 45)
      MP: 63.8 BB (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      MP+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 42)
      Hero (CO): 182.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB, MP+1 posts penalty blind 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has A:spade: 6:diamond: A:club: A:diamond:

      UTG raises to 4.5 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 16 BB, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls 11.5 BB

      Flop: (34.5 BB, 2 players) 5:spade: T:diamond: 7:diamond:
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (34.5 BB, 2 players) 8:diamond:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 30 BB, UTG calls 30 BB

      River: (94.5 BB, 2 players) Q:spade:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 50 BB, UTG raises to 100 BB, Hero calls 50 BB

      UTG shows T:spade: 9:diamond: Q:heart: J:diamond: (Straight Flush, Jack High)
      (Pre 41%, Flop 43%, Turn 100%)
      Hero mucks A:spade: 6:diamond: A:club: A:diamond: (Flush, Ace High)
      (Pre 59%, Flop 57%, Turn 0%)
      UTG wins 279.8 BB