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From Fish to Shark - My Poker Learning Experience

So I thought I might start blogging my journey as I continue to learn this ever elusive game of no limit hold em. I've played many a game, most on other familiar online sites, and to no avail, I've never finished in the money - or even close for that matter, most of my luck has come from sit n go, but in the long run I've come up short. After cursing and swearing I'd never play online poker again I decided to give pokerstars a shot - at first glance it didn't appear to stand out from any of the "other guys", but then I discover PSO. I've always been sort of mediocre at poker, but never good enough to finish in the top 50% of a tourney, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to brush up on my skills, I completed the first two courses thoroughly, and hopped right into my first PSO skill league tournament, and you know what, I finished #45 out of about 1311 entrants - not bad! I can attest to the material taught here, it is very clear and concise, and it surely helped me tighten up my game. On top of the great insight, the community is very friendly to boot, which makes the experience that much more enjoyable. My advice to anyone reading is simple - learn the basics, learn the core material, and apply what you've learned, its proven, it works, and you'll have a lot more fun. This was my first success story, hopefully there are many more to come, I will continue to hone my skills, and document my progress here, see you at the tables!

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