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Greetings from Ninerrrr! - Mon Apr 02, 2012, 02:25 AM
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Hey Poker Stars!
My name is Rob aka Ninerrrr and I am new to your site and poker in general. I am 26 years old, married, and expecting my first child this May (VERY EXCITED!). I am doing my best to learn all I can about poker and I feel that this site may be my biggest resource. I have read a few of the more well known books and was playing on Zynga poker but will now be playing mostly here. Unfortunately I live in the US (Connecticut baby!) so apparently real money games are not an option online right now. I am having a little trouble with this. I am trying to utilize the tips and tactics I am learning but I am having trouble executing them in the Play Money games (most people will call with just about anything and even the tight players will call a shove with bad hands every now and then). I was hoping to get any kind of advice on how to deal with the BS in play money games and still win/learn. I do have the option of live games at the two real casinos in my state but I know I am still a fish and don't really want to risk real cash yet. I will play at the casinos at some point but I would like to build my knowledge/confidence up a bit.

Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance and once again Greetings from Ninerrrr!!

PS
if anyone knows a site I can bookmark that will give me any updates on the progress of online cash games in the US please let me know.
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2012, 02:42 AM
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Hi Ninerrrr! Congrats on the good news! Welcome to the school, and I hope you learn lots here. Have you checked these videos out? I like them.

Try not to take poker too seriously, because it can become very stressful if you let it. It's a competitive game where usually the best players are the ones who are able to study and play for hours a day, but anyone can become good at it; it just takes time, practice, and faith that if you work at it, you will improve. Lots of people become enshrouded in negative feelings over bad beats or spans of losing days or weeks, and they stop focusing on what's important. If you can keep yourself from doing that, you should be fine.

As for advice on how to play against really weak players who call with everything, those players really are among the easiest to beat, you just have to think logically about how to do it. If they always call, then when should you be betting...?

Nice to meet you, Rob! Welcome to the forum!
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Hi Ninerrrr!

Take a look at two challenges in that section. One is Cairn's American Challenge (27-man play money tournies) and the other is Moxie Pip's 45-man challenge. Comparing how you do in them vs everyone else that is involved will help to give you a baseline to look at.
I'm playing both and at both low and mid levels for Moxie's.

Good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Mon Apr 02, 2012, 03:06 AM
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Hi PanickyPoker,

I have been seeing a lot of you and a few others in TheLangolier's videos. You seem to always be in the live trainers (RoylaRaise85 and someone named Grade B too). I like the logical style TheLangolier uses to teach and going over gameplay with explanations is helping a ton. I was watching a lot of the 2011 WSOP Final Table and trying to figure out the why's, when's, how's, and how much to bet each play by different players and I kept coming up empty. TheLangolier is exactly what I need to learn this game. Nice to see a familiar name greeting me so quick lol. Maybe I'll see you in the live trainer with TheLangolier sometime (if I am allowed, not sure if I am with play money only status).

Thanks and good luck out there!
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2012, 03:29 AM
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Thanks John, I will check those out next time I play!
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2012, 03:36 AM
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American players have access to all Live Trainings at the moment, since there's no way you guys can work up the VPP's to meet the participation requirements. I'm sure you'll enjoy them!

 
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Mon Apr 02, 2012, 03:41 AM
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Hi Ninerrrr!

The US players (myself included) can view any of the live training sessions.

The tournies for the challenges are under the sit & go tab, then play money.
Good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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