When you first start out taking an interest in poker, it can feel really daunting. You realise that you are so far behind even the average poker players and the question is how to get to a level you are happy with within the shortest amount of time possible. Thankfully there is so much information out there that this task is not as hard as it used to be. Here are my top tips on the most efficient way to go about your poker training.
1. Poker Forums
There are hundreds of poker forums out there where you can pick up free and valuable information which will help speed up your learning curve. The most popular are two plus two, poker road, Blonde Poker.Sometime you might have to wade through a lot of duff but thankfully on sites like two plus two they have stickied all good strategy posts which will save you all the work of searching for these little gems. Most of the best online poker coaches have accounts on these sites and are constantly posting interesting concepts and theories which will keep you ahead of the rest of the poker masses who play regularly on line.
2. Poker Training Videos
When you consider that to receive coaching from reputable poker players can cost anything up to $500 an hour, you can really see what a bargain $30 a month is to be a member of the top training sites. Here to you get to hear the though processes of the best players currently playing on line poker. Quite simply if you don't have at least 1 poker training membership, you are putting yourself at an awful disadvantage.
3. Hand history reviews
You can add hand history reviews to your poker training schedule. Use a poker tracking software like Holdem Manager of Poker Tracker and after every session, revisit all your hands where you have won or lost more than 20 big blinds. You will start to see patterns where you are continuously getting the money in bad and this is the best way to spot your major leaks. This is by far the best way to improve as a player for people starting off.