Poker advice/Best way to use the site

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Hey guys,

So I have been playing poker recreationally for 7 years on and off, always loved the game but never played for long periods at a time. Ive won a bit of money but equally, I have lost it, due to not focusing properly, drinking or just plain playing badly. I love playing poker and would love to make it a profitable hobby of mine. Can anyone shed some advice on how to best use this site in regards to videos and forum posting as I have never done this before? Also, any books or software that I should be purchasing with the long term goal of becoming a better poker player and hopefully a winning player. I do not expect to make millions and live an easy life, but I would love to make a bit of moolah from poker! If I play online, I play micro stakes cash, 10nl mainly, I have done OK at this level, but not enough for 25nl. Tournaments I play micro/low stakes, with more success in mixed games and I have had a couple of wins over $150. Started playing live at a casino in London and play 100nl as they are softer and the tournaments there are fun.

Would love to absorb advice/tips/pointers anything from anyone, thanks in advance!

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Since you mentioned London for live play I'm guessing you live close by. If that's the case, I'm pretty sure online poker is legal where you live, and you have the option to play on lots of sites.

I would recommend starting at party poker, full tilt, or poker stars. The first step would be to get a good sample size at a given stake, so you can find your current win (or loss) rate. Once you do that, I think I could give better advice.

Some generic advice....if you're playing 6m, I would recommend watching a lot of TheStudent's videos. He focuses on micro stakes 6m NLHE. If you're playing full ring, I'd recommend watching some of my smaller stakes videos.

As far as software, you need poker tracker or hold'em manager. I personally use/recommend poker tracker.

As far as books go, I recommend NLHE theory and practice by David Sklansky (if you're playing NLHE) and Professional NLHE Volume 1. Those are 2 great books to start out with.

Hope that helps a little. And feel free to share other info about yourself (like winrate/6m or full ring/etc.) and I can give better advice ;)
Thank you RikaKazak, I have watched your 'How I study' video and I will check out your low stakes full ring games and TheStudent's 6 max. I will purchase poker tracker and play for a month at 10nl and will send you more details. I have David Sklansky's Theory of poker book but have yet to read this so I will do this this month as well. Thank you for the advice, I will let you know how I get on.
Originally Posted by LazlowRyder

Thank you RikaKazak, I have watched your 'How I study' video and I will check out your low stakes full ring games and TheStudent's 6 max. I will purchase poker tracker and play for a month at 10nl and will send you more details. I have David Sklansky's Theory of poker book but have yet to read this so I will do this this month as well. Thank you for the advice, I will let you know how I get on.


Sounds like a good plan ;)

I'd also add, make sure to post hands when you get into a situation where you're unsure of how you played it. Lots of people here are very active and happy to help out.