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Some New Thoughts for the New-ish Player

September 4, 2008

Here are some new thoughts for the new player in no particular order:

  1. Get PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager.  When you finish a session, go through the hands you won a lot of money on and which ones you lost a lot on.  See what you did right and wrong.
  2. Use  Post hand histories and let other people tell you how you should have played them.  Start here.
  3. Don’t play low stakes at FullTilt.  Two reasons, the rake is huge and the play is tough.
  4. Concentrate and play your A game.  Don’t play if you’re going to play your B game.
  5. Make notes on players.  If you’re in it for the long haul, make notes on specific hands and how they played them.  If you see the same thing more than once, note that.
  6. Think about one of these sites:, or  Tons of other people are.
  7. Read Harrington on… whatever you play: Cash Games or Hold ’em (for Tournaments)
  8. If you like Sit n’ Gos, read about the ICP.
  9. Download Pokerstove and run some of your hands through it.  Learn the odds.
  10. Learn just a little fundamental bankroll management, so you can ignore it like everyone else.  Maybe just read Chris Ferguson’s philosophy where he went from $0 to $10,000.
  11. If you want more, maybe try a poker podcast like the 2+2 Pokercast, PokerRoad or The Poker Edge.
  12. Play a lot.  There’s no better way to get better.
One Comment leave one →
  1. September 11, 2008 11:27 am

    nice post keep it real!:)

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