What is your learning - playing ratio?

  • Poll
    • What is your learning - playing ratio?

      • 14
        1:5
        18%
      • 10
        1:8
        13%
      • 10
        1:4
        13%
      • 8
        1:3
        10%
      • 7
        1:2
        9%
      • 6
        1:6
        8%
      • 6
        1:1
        8%
      • 6
        3:1
        8%
      • 5
        2:1
        6%
      • 4
        1:2000
        5%
      • 1
        1:7
        1%
      Total: 77 Votes
  • 11 replies
    • Mugge88
      Mugge88
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.10.2006 Posts: 510
      I actually think my ratio is AT LEAST 1:2.. maybe even closer to 1:1.. I spend alot of time on different forums, posting/discussing hands, watching your videos and getting coached.. Just jumped to SSS to make some fast pp's though (will get gold so you can be happy soon Puschkin ;) 9-tabling NL25 surely produces some faster PP's than 4-tabling NL10 :) ), so my ratio will probably be worse until I have gathered the points I need, since there aren't so many decisions to analyse as in BSS, which I usually play. Will still keep reading some strategy for BSS in between my SSS sessions, so I don't think my ratio will get worse than 1:2,5 - 1:3.

      Ended up voting 1:2 :)

      Best regards,
      Mugge
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Nice Mugge88!

      Sounds like a plan.

      Btw: I am always happy! Even if you stay silver :D

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Gungunhana
      Gungunhana
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2007 Posts: 429
      Hi Puschkin81...

      Congratulations on your excellent article. It woke me up. I was falling into the trap of playing a lot, trying to increase my bankroll (that lately took a beating) and getting nowhere.
      Changed course already. I only play at the most two tables, which allows me to practise the opponents hand reading and I´m now spending at least two hrs a day re-reading articles and going to forums.
      It is amazing how when you re-read some article you pick up a lot of details you had missed before.
      The setback is, that playing less tables it will be very difficult to reach the necessary PS point to go to Gold status, particularly on Titan where the ratio PS/Titan makes points grow very slowly.
      Anyhow it is probaby better to go slowly but surely
      Regards
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Since I also play when I learn, my ratio is 2:1, because the time I´m in the forum evaluating hands I only learn but do not play. ;)
    • Classical
      Classical
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.03.2007 Posts: 1,041
      Mine is around 1:2. Say 3-5 hours reading/thinking and 7 hours playing per week.
    • Anakha
      Anakha
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.05.2006 Posts: 92
      I study so much I never get around to paying :D
      No really, I tend to do studying and playing in bursts, a few weeks of studying followed by a few weeks of playing. I often take longer breaks from playing when I have too much on my mind to play well but make sure I regurlarly read and think during these times so I'm going to toss it at 3-1 learning-studying :) .
    • Barne
      Barne
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.07.2007 Posts: 21
      I think i'm about even. Learning for a while then putting it into practice for about just as long.
    • sismis
      sismis
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.10.2006 Posts: 352
      i watch some poker shows. its not very educational though :D
    • Ulek
      Ulek
      Black
      Joined: 01.02.2006 Posts: 3,682
      Used to be 1:2 at the beginning, now its about 0:1.
    • ciRith
      ciRith
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.03.2005 Posts: 18,556
      3:1. :D
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      Well... 2 weeks ago was 1:2000... At the moment its like 1:5 :D