Hi vat, it is a long road that never ends, firstly lets assume you know the hand rankings, if not learn them and mesmerise, 99% have the same rankings, even Razz which is a low-ball variant. Next I would suggest, in this order; 1. Read "Kill Phil" or some equivalent basic poker strategy book. 2. Take advantage of one of BRM No Deposit bonus (not PS or FT, more on this later), play small buy in tournaments, from this point forward always use a bank roll manager tool or a spreadsheet of your own design, there are some good post's on BRM that should give some guidance. 3. Re-read the book. 4. Take advantage of one of the other BRM No Deposit bonus (not PS or FT, more on this later), play small buy in tournaments. 5. Re-read the book, analyse where you did well or poorly or where you missed out on value on significant (significant here means key, not pot size) pots you won. 6. Start looking at basic poker maths and how they are applied, do not use until you understand its concept, application and risk's. 7. apply this new knowledge by, you guessed it.. Take advantage of one of the other BRM No Deposit bonus (not PS or FT, more on this later), play small buy in tournaments. 8. You should just about be ready, join FT, take advantage of their Deposit bonus, play small buy in tournaments and your local free rolls. 9. Join PS take advantage of their Deposit bonus, play small/meduim buy in tournaments and your local free rolls, and the 100k free rolls. 10. Read heaps more, start going up the maths ladder, keep reading. 11. Turn pro.
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 50 (M)
I think the only way to improve is just to keep on playing. Its like anything you try to do whether it be football, golf, cricket etc.. the more you play the better you get. You just have to try and learn from your mistakes
Joined: Jan '11
Age: 45 (M)
Posted by vatopkr: Helloe everybody What do you think is the best way to improve our poker game.
The BRM No Deposit Bonus offers are a good place to start and practice the game (in a real environment) without risking your own money!
Imo the best way to improve our game is to try diffrent formats (Cash games/ Sit & Go`s/MTT) and find out which is the right one for you.
Search the web for some poker training videos. (there is so much free stuff out there for all kind of formats and playe level)
The more hands you play the better you get!
Last thing i can recommend is some kind of softwear to track your results and where you can analyse a particular session or tournament later."Holdem Manager" and "Poker Tracker" are the most popular commercial softweartools around but there are also free tracking tools available like "P***********y Elephant" and the open source poker tracking software "FPDB"
Joined: Jun '13
Age: 28 (M)
dont drink to much coffe do not play when u want to sleep and when you are drunk. dont bother tou mind wind anything else when you playng poker. To avoid donk play at least 11 buy in MTT there is where u can gain some skills.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 42 (F)
If you are not up for reading books or watching some videos (which there are plenty of them with useful information), just keep practising and learn from your history. Take a no deposit bonus and experiment a little to find out your style of play. Good luck.
I would like to add different betting limits of poker i.e. FL, PL and NL require a different style to be played, if you can learn the difference and the "why" (most importantly) that should also help in both profitability and skill set.
First of all you need a lot of time and patience, if you're willing it will eventually grow on you. I also would recommend watching a lot of poker videos of what you are playing. You get a lot better by playing stronger opponents and study their moves. Good luck
Joined: May '13
Age: 27 (M)
Yeah lots of good advice in here, my learning path was play and play read some strategy, play more, watch 1 video, I think you can see where I am going with this. I am too unorganized or play too much without proper study to fix my leaks, that is why I busted my roll.
Anyway if you really want to improve you will have to devote time into understanding the basics of poker. Not just learning how to play a certain strategy. Good luck, work harder than everybody else and you will succeed.
Joined: May '08
Age: 34 (M)
if you are a losing player, then the best way to improve is to stop playing- this immediately save you a ton of cash for a stress free way into poker career i would recommend going the tested route: freerolls/ndb -----> nosebleed tables...oh yeah, don't skip the "in-between" part...million of hours against drunk russian poker pro's at micro limits, major suckouts in most crucial pots, on the bubble finish in your priciest mtt's and the rest of glorious moments...