Noob!!!

    • asphyxia
      asphyxia
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      Joined: 01.03.2009 Posts: 3
      Hi All. This will be my first go at playing for cash. I've played quite a bit of play money poker over the last 2 or 3 years so I'm not a complete noob. I work FT as a casino cardroom supervisor so have a whole wealth of experience from watching and dealing live games, not to mention all the time I kill at work reading various poker mags. Good luck to everyone else just starting off on the journey!
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    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Joined: 25.07.2008 Posts: 2,019
      Hello asphyxia,

      Welcome to pokerstrategy.

      First of all forget everything concerned with play money as playing for real money is a whole different kettle of fish.

      Please make sure you use all of the resources available to you here at pokerstrategy such as the articles, the videos, the coachings as well as the forums where you can ask any questions ans also post hands to be evaluated.

      Also make sure you apply proper BRM (bankroll management) from the start.

      Kind Regards,
      -Steve
    • asphyxia
      asphyxia
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      Joined: 01.03.2009 Posts: 3
      Hi and thanks for the good advice. I've read all the basic articles and quickly glanced over the bronze articles but don't really want to get more indepth with these until i'm 100% comfortable with what the basic articles have taught me. Everything's going ok and i'm also tracking all my progress on a spreadsheet but the middle phase always seems either very short or non-existent so can't get much practice at blind steals and steal re-raises.
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Joined: 25.07.2008 Posts: 2,019
      While you are learning the basics of SSS on NL10 i really wouldn't concern yourself too much with steals and resteals. You can beat NL10 quite comfortably by just using the basic ABC strategy of SSS.

      Also you can download the Elephant tracker which will automatically keep a record of your progress for you.

      Regards,
      -Steve
    • asphyxia
      asphyxia
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      Joined: 01.03.2009 Posts: 3
      Sorry, forgot to mention i'm playing $1 SnG
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Joined: 25.07.2008 Posts: 2,019
      Ah my mistake then asphyxia,

      As long as you play your A-game and keep improving your knowledge of the game then i feel that that is most important thing and sooner or later it will all come together to form a complete package.

      Best of luck,
      Steve
    • delete461
      delete461
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      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      Hi asphyxia, welcome to pokerstrategy

      At low buyin sngs the middle stage flies by pretty fast, so its more important to work on the early and late stages first. Pokerstrategys ICM trainer light will help you with decisions in the late stages of an sng, I think it is free for all members

      As a beginner it can help if you have a few other windows open on the strategy pages here while you play, if you arent sure what to do you can quickly refer to starting hands charts or steal and resteal charts.

      If you download Pokertracker you get a free trial (I think its two months) which will automatically keep a record of your progress, much easier than typing it all into a spreadsheet and it will store much more information.

      Good luck