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The Personal Learnig Curve

By: jacob&misty @ 12:23 (EST) / 226 / Comment ( 2 )

OK, I have studied and played poker for about 2 years now. I am just now able to learn the game. I have read alot of books that talked about the learning curve but did not understand untill I got to were I am now (the rapied uphell sloop). They are mostly talking about a genrationale curve im talking about a personal learning curve(in a way it is similer). It takes alot of study and play just to realy start learning poker. I can look back and I thought I realy knew something 1 1/2 years ago when I learned the odds to the game. I thought I had done something big, I look back now and see that it only takes a few minutes to learn that, at least for me I am very good at math. Now surely that is big in 20 minutes Im a PRO. LOL Well it is funny now but, when I starting playing after reading a 500 (im just guesing it might not be 500 pages) page book I thought I had it. Well It was a 500 page book that told just about every thing there is to poker(as close as you will get in one book), well at least NLH poker. So, I did have it 500 pages later, all I realy got out of this awsome book was odds, position, and a little on starting hands. That is what I understood from the book. So I played. Yes, I was better, alot better but soon to my dismay I ran in to more problems. I was no pro! Dang im not rich after that! LOL

I bought more books and keep playing. I think I have more poker books then the book store. The problem is when you first start playing you can read every book in the world and you will not learn much from them. It take time, sorry too tell you that but it does. so after I have read 10 books and played for about a little over another year I had not improved that much (comparied to how I am improving now). Why? Well even though I am very smart most of them books were over my head when it came to poker. I had to have some experince to understand what they were talking about.

Today, I look back and I see why. I have reread some of them books and wow it was english. Dang,  David Skalansky didn not use 500 pages just for odds, position, and starting hands. Wow I told myself when I started reading one of his books again. Where was all these words the first time? They were there just not too me.

I have done alot more then just books some live training here with Dave at the PSO (if you've not been to any I would recomend it), alot of forums, poker tracker3 (to look back at my game),  and I found a online program that is out of this world ( PM me if you want some info). It is all practice, practice on a game that I can finaly understand.

What im saying is if you love poker like I do. I think this will help. I realy think it takes longer to prepare yourself to learn the it does to learn. Now im no pro by any means but I am a buisness man and realy good at seeing when I am fixing to break a hole in the wall that is stoping me and I see some cracks. What I am saying is when you get to a point when you are ready to learn, fast you will realy know it and I mean fast. you might read a book and learn more from 1 chapter then you have learned from 10 books and that is fast..

That is the personal learning curve

I could write hundreds of post like this so if you like it let me know and I might write some more I hope this will help someone.


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