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Help for beginner pls! - Wed Dec 04, 2013, 03:29 PM
Teletubby01's Avatar
Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 1
Hi guys,

I've started playing poker today. I'm 21 years old and have never played it before in my life.

I'm trying to understand this game, but I really don't.

I've checked out some videos but they were all over my head.

All the lingo jargon and slang, I've never heard of these terms!

Can you help me or direct me to some software or site that can teach me?

Thx very much, I bet you get these questions a lot I'm sorry if I offended you.

Wed Dec 04, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,841

Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline. Here's a short video about PSO and what it has to offer you. Also check out >>This Page<< for more info.

We're here to help you so please feel free to ask any questions you may have and thank you for being a member of PokerSchoolOnline.

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The place that you will want to start is the Poker Basic Course information. It is the very beginning for playing poker.


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Fri Dec 06, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,477
I know this game can overwhelm you when you first start. My suggestion, do the lessons at your pace. When you think you have the basics, try out your lessons on the freeroll games and the play money games. Don't get fixated on winning while learning. The objective is learn first.

For example, once you have an idea regarding what the lessons say is a good hand, practice. Play a few SNG games in the play money section. 9-player action at first. You are not interested in winning, but seeing which hands the other players consider good. Learn from these hands. Just remember that sometimes the best two-card hand will lose.

As your confidence grows and you start understanding the lingo, try playing to win. Examine your hands and see what you are doing wrong. Be honest with the man in the mirror.

Hardest lesson for me in the start was restraint. I played over 80% of the hands. The lessons say 20% is best. It took me time, but I did get that percentage down.

Online you can keep records. Do it. You'll learn a lot doing that. I don't mean track every stat, just the one you are working on first. Playing percentage is in that stat box, punch the numbers into a spreadsheet and you will improve.

Above all, be humble. We are hear to learn too, so don't be afraid to ask questions. We all were new at some point.

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