I bought it off a guy for $600 on the condition I move the table and chairs down 3 flights of stairs solo. He gave me the receipt from when bought it...$6500! All the chairs are real leather. I put it right back online for $2400 before I even left his driveway. I'll use it until it sells. Here it is: https://offerup.com/item/detail/642044570/
At my local poker room about 6 months ago, first instance of cheating I've seen irl.
Normal reg who goes there, mid 50s white guy wears one of those fake visors with hair. Apparently he was cheating WITH A DEALER!
He would sit in seat 9, and he had one dealer that he worked with. The room during the day would only have 5-6 tables open so he would ''follow'' the dealer around by moving tables to the next 1/2 table the dealer was going next (after pit games, PLO, etc rotation deals).
Apparently the dealer was palming chips and giving them to him out of the pot. Someone bet $40 in red chips? Dealer palmed 5-10 and would give them to seat 9. Rake $5? That would get slid to seat 9.
One thing I never understood, why are you doing this at a 1/2 game? Even with the dealer there for 30 min the most you could probably take is like $50 without people noticing.
Luckily a reg caught them (a super sweet 80 year old asian lady degen reg). Got the dealer fired and charges pressed, and the player banned for life (not sure if charges for him).
Because disallowing it would make for a soft game. In The Theory of Poker, David Sklansky writes:
"There are some amateur poker players who find something reprehensible about check-raising. They find it devious and deceitful and consider people who use it to be less than well-bred. Well, check-raising is devious and it is deceitful, but being devious and deceitful is precisely what one wants to be in a poker game, as is implied by the Fundamental Theorem of Poker."
He goes on to say: "If check-raising and slowplaying were not permitted, the game of poker would lose just about as much as it would if bluffing and semi-bluffing were not permitted." And: "Not allowing check-raising in your home game is something like not allowing, say, the hit and run in a baseball game or the option pass in a football game."
These look good
If you can tell me which channels it will be broadcast on, we might be able to find a broadcast of that broadcast!
edit: looks like it'll be on here and here at 20:30 ET
Have you read the mental game of poker by Jared tendler? If not I highly recommend it.
This isn't a blow off but the true and best answer to your question is a higher level of self awareness and understanding so you can find a way to hack your own emotions.
Quick PSA: Is everyone on this sub aware that you can use RES to tag users in much the same way you can tag people at the poker table? I have found this useful for:
IMO this sort of thing can be as helpful here as it is at the poker table if you are primarily here to absorb information and learn, especially when considering whose advice is worth remembering and whose isn't. Do your due diligence and don't trust people just because they say they're trustworthy.
I would like if you guys have any interest in games betting some cryptocurrency like bitcoin or ether (https://www.ethereum.org). Ethereum has a very great system of "smart contracts" to keep all the transaction ultra safe.
I think Spraggy is playing micros at the moment. https://www.twitch.tv/spraggy
He's a bit of an online veteran so he should be good at explaining adjustments relevant to his opposition (micro players).
I don't know of other micro players but watching higher stakes guys won't hurt you. I stream 200nl, so you'd have to fill in a lot of gaps. I won't be explaining what I consider ''basic'' like my preflop play, I usually spend more time breaking down interesting postflop spots.
Can't say it often enough:
Only use the same password for things you don't give a shit about. Your "one for all" password can be as strong as you want it to be, as soon as one sited gets cracked you are fucked.
Also as always, check out: Have I been pwned?
OP, if you are serious about this endeavor (it sounds like you are) and want to put in the effort to do your homework, you should pick up this book: Cardrooms: Everything Bad and How to Make Them Better: An Analysis of Those Areas Where Poker Rooms Need Improvement by Mason Malmuth.
It's a comprehensive look at cardrooms from the player pool's perspective.
Best of luck!
I love these cards. Would recommend 4 Color Copaq Set from Amazon
Edit: Looks like they no longer come with cut cards, not a huge issue but definitely added to the quality and the professional feel to the card set
Thanks! I am using Hold'Em Poker Manager. I think it's the best looking app for android but it lacks some features.
Really interesting article where both players talk about THE hand:
Even Benger admits he went a little over the top and isn't happy with how he reacted; he also feels like Kassouf was painted in a certain light by ESPN.
I will almost certainly be downvotes to oblivion on this one but I stand by Harrington’s no limit hold ‘em. It’s an older book and the strategies are outdated but the math and logic to his game is solid. I use other study resources to keep practicing but every 6 months or so I will pull this book out and reread it to remind me of the basics. Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Harrington-Expert-Strategy-Limit-Tournaments/dp/1880685337/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528719687&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=dan+harrington&dpPl=1&dpID=51WTPlr1gML&ref=plSrch
Get a VPN account...
edit: I should clarify. While using a VPN works great for playing (I use CitizenVPN which is super stable and play on PokerStars), there is still an issue regarding payout. This requires a bank account in a foreign country (if you are US resident).
I am not US resident, but I use the VPN all the time to play when traveling.
As a US resident you could possibly get a bank account in Canada? or somewhere else without having to actually move there. Maybe someone else have some experience with this?
Of course, all this is not an issue if you are a loosing player :) :) Simply keep depositing money (they have various ways, also f.ex. visa gift cards etc)
> Say nothing. Do Nothing. Be Nothing.
It's an Aristotle quote, you'll understand it once you watch the movie.
Edit:looked into it further, looks like the quote is misattributed to Aristotle and actually from Elbert Hubbard
> Theres also no value in a paper just showing that an algorithm can master a game. That is very old news.
I would disagree here. Previous results were on two-player (or two-team) zero sum games. We didn't know whether self-play strategies could succeed beyond two-player zero-sum games where playing with a nash equilibria guarantees you don't lose. This was an open research problem which this work tackles.
I agree re:Starcraft, though it seems DeepMind is putting together an agent with tougher APM restrictions (https://starcraft2.com/en-us/news/22933138). It's possible they will test this against pros as well. On Dota, OpenAI did defeat OG earlier this year.
Shorter time intervals allow you to incorporate more blind levels, which allow a smoother progression of blinds. 30 minute intervals means either a really long game or really big jumps between blind levels.
Try playing around with a poker timer like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blindsareup.app
PLO is hard with the variance, I'd recommend playing atleast doubly tight in terms of BRM. I reckon you'd need atleast a good 60-70 buy-ins to survive swings, if not more.
f = facecard
dbl = double-suited
t2p = top 2 pair
That said, for micros it's pretty simple. Try to see cheap flops when you can, try to stick to premium hands (89TJ dbl, AAff dbl and the kind).
People are gonna sickly aggressive in these games, and in the micros you wont have a good chance to bluff. So just stick to your premiums, keep the pot small preflop, if you hit a good flop bet aggressively depending on your reads.
Keep in mind your main goal in PLO will be to chase nut-hands. Hitting a low set isn't good, as you'll often be dominated by higher sets. Hitting the low end of a flush is also bad business. And if you try PLO8 variance is gonna be even worse...
On dry boards, you might wanna try betting out with t2p as the fact you hit those cards makes it much less likely someone has a set, so as long as you don't see any danger cards its a good opportunity to take down the pot. But mainly stick to nut hands.
Also, never forget that your hand is 2+3, never anything else. When you start out in PLO there's alot of traps to fall in, with alot of shiny hands that can seem attractive, but really are just accidents waiting to happen. If you think you have a very good understanding of PLO you need to start reading up on articles ASAP, because that's usually a sign that you're just on a good run, and will soon be decimated by variance. Noone has a very good understanding of it, especially not when they start out playing it.
That's a quick start guide for getting setup on twitch using OBS.
That's a video guide for if you get confused at anypoint and would like to just watch someone do it first.
PM me if you decide to give it a go and run into any problems
Look at groupon and Hooters hotel and casino.
Its like $22/night+resortfee(which is $15). For one month 1.1k rent for vegas strip seems like a steal for a month.
Prob a 25 min walk to the RIO, but its good to get exercise before long poker sessions. Walking is free.
Also your friend seems loaded. Why can't he pay for hotel as well?
lots of cheap hotels, but make sure to check out the price of resort fee.
Honestly though, your friend will prob make more money staking you 2x at a 5/10 game.
Thank god for Wolfram Alpha
Thanks for setting this up Micah. I'm certainly up for playing in this in general, but I might not be able to make it tonight. Leaving for Vegas early in the morning and the wife and I might go out to dinner. (She isn't coming with me to Vegas so I won't have any adult supervision. My plan is to play with matches.)
I think their main point is to segregate the poker client from your "normal" computer, so that if your normal account is compromised then at least your poker resources aren't available to the attacker.
I think it's mainly a point for professionals who will a) have large amounts of money available in their poker clients and b) are more likely to be specifically targeted.
However if you want to try and do this anyway then certainly an extra user or partition is only going to help as it will "block" some of the ways that your account can be compromised.
I think your best bet if you want to take this seriously but cannot use a different computer would be to use a Virtual machine. This means that the poker client would be running in it's own sandboxed operating system, and the VM itself is being run by a separate user to the default one.
You could then encrypt the virtual disk used by the VM to take it one step further if desired.
A free VM client is VirtualBox should you want to try it out.
Here you go : Free Poker Database
This is a free and open source poker data base and it offers a hud too.
The graphs work fine. The hud is ok, unfortunately it does not work with Zoom tables. The player statistics and the hand viewer a bit messy and slow.
But if you just want to graph your winning (non-/showdown, all in ev adj.) you should be fine. If you have trouble to set up the software, pm me.
this is the first thing that came out of google and as a bonus, the lesson is being given by famous anal transplant specialist!
Ignore everyone who says poker math is just some basic combinatorics etc. Many of the best poker players are going much deeper into things like game theory.
To get an idea of just how complicated it can be, look through the papers at the University of Alberta's poker research group, which is building some champion bots. Choose courses that will help you understand those papers. Probability and linear algebra, for starters, game theory after that, and related stuff like linear programming. Maybe probabilistic graphical modeling to go beyond game theory into exploitative play. For a basic introduction to game theory in poker terms, get the book Mathematics of Poker.
Learn the math well and you'll be able to figure out your own strategies, instead of just learning from the books everybody else is reading. Poker is far from a "solved" game, so there's plenty of room to improve the state of the art.
On the other hand I'm not convinced that many of the courses in a psych major would apply that well. A math major and psych minor might be ideal though.
And of course as a backup plan, math is definitely more marketable, especially with just a bachelor's degree.
This will make is easy to generate the charts when a tournament is going on.
By the way, how are you calculating the Nash Equilibriums?
Brybelly Ace King Suited Poker Chip Heavyweight 14-Gram Clay Composite – Pack of 50 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003QKPP4W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PZDFPKK0HDCKQ18F1S91 here’s the base link. I kinda bought them out of all of their pinks maybe they’ll reload soon?
Jonathan Little has a bunch of free content for micro stakes tournaments, including this book which I’m pretty sure I got for free by signing up to his mailing list on his website https://jonathanlittlepoker.com/
But you have to understand that poker is not a game you can just half arse and expect to do well at. If you aren’t interested in poker theory then why are you even playing?
Is this for tracking live games? If so, Poker Bankroll Tracker
People will tend to raise an UTG straddle with a wider range since the straddle is perceived to be weaker than what a legitimate UTG raise would represent. In other words, they will "attack" the straddle, and later players realizing the original raiser is raising with a wider range will be more likely to 3bet.
To put it in "The Art of War" type terms -- you know the enemy perceives your left flank to be weak and will be likely to attack it. Do you want to give your left flank normal strength, greater than normal strength, or less than normal strength?
The Art of War is a great "clinical" book on dealing with decisions in your life, not just in poker. It is a must read for many people looking for a more strategic perspective on their life.
Probably the most influental book I have read so far would be Zen and the art of Archery (http://www.amazon.com/Zen-Art-Archery-Eugen-Herrigel/dp/0375705090/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366731950&sr=8-1&keywords=Zen+in+the+art+of+Archery).
One of my favorite moments from the book is when the author finally fires the "Zen" shot, gets excited, and his master immedately sends him home. His revelation after speaking to the Zen Master after this is amazing and has helped me tremendously. Staying in the moment, developing ritual movements, focusing on the task at hand with unnerring accuracy......Definately a recommended read. I also hear that the rest of the "Zen" books are good reads too (Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance, etc,)
If you have an android phone, PokerQuiz is a fun way to practice. You can take quizzes on equity or on shove-fold decisions heads-up.
It was added in OBS 0.12.0 make sure you have that version or later.
You're probably right. I haven't gone back to check. He does mention it in this espn article from the other day, so it may have come up again off camera. That's what made me think he was at the table.
Though, he does seem to acknowledge that he was likely mislead.
> He was definitely represented to me in a light that, I think, was extreme when compared to what the reality was.
Maybe it's just damage control, but maybe he's being sincere.
I got it as a gift, it serendipitously entered my life. My grandma got me "hiking gear" for Christmas & this was the result.
But I found it on Walmarts website for ~$15
OP, you're shadowbanned, contact the admins to find out why to see if they unban you. If you reply, we won't see it unless a mod approves it.
Don't use a domain that is managed by the US such as .com or .net for your site since it can be seized by them.
Can you reply to this comment on Hacker News:
Just had someone I worked with last year send me their graph.
This is his graph 10nl-50nl with me https://gyazo.com/2850fafb2f4db22636ad1f4f97d1fe5b
Then he found himself a shit hot coach, got a C4P deal with him and this is his ytd https://gyazo.com/73e856d4ddaa142e19bb75cf1ea61c21
Ridiculous how much progress he made and delighted to have been a very small part of it!
1) That didn't frustrate me in the slightest actually, between hand 170k - 190k I fully admit I was on a massive heater. It didn't get to me because as long I was in profit it didn't matter for me.
2) here you go [ http://tinypic.com/r/280k5d1/8 ]
3) At the moment I sit 4table zoom 25nl, with 2-8 static tables of the same stake on the side. For SnGs I play between 9-14 tables at one time. I definitely prefer turbo tournaments.
4) I believe that if I want to improve in MTTs I need to improve my final table play, of which I do so by playing 9-man, 18, 27, 45, 90 and 180 STTs. I only plan to play up to $15s get a good track record and then convert back to MTTs afterwards.
5) Not to do with the rake, rather I want to improve my skills at STTs. By putting enough volume in I can get 21% rakeback anyway (goldstar).
6) I don't think I give up much of an edge. I know the push/fold charts to a fair degree which is more important than deeper stack play. IMO they require a different skill set, but there are transferable elements between them
8) too many questions
Foxwoods - see picture:
Mohegan - see picture:
...but you have understand that both of these casinos are huge - You'll like either one.
Source: I lived @ Mohegan Sun for 2 months, but would often commute to Foxwoods on the weekends for their games.
Random fact: @ Mohegan you don't have to post blinds to start (unless you buy button), so try and join in when you are in the CO in order to get a "free" orbit.
Check out some of the books in the sidebar but I sometimes recommend this one to beginners because it has pictures of everything and is insanely simple and he walks you through tournaments. It was the first poker book I ever read. That strategy in it is dated and not that great but I think it's a good lead into the game and good book that's kind of an overview which it seems like you want:
Well, if that is the case let's look at some options:
We can raise their donk bets as a bluff. This could get costly.
We could call down. This could get costly.
We can lower our 3 bet percentage and call down.
I'm sure there are other options, but I like option 3. It's an easier way to make money if people are donk betting 3 bet pots. If you only 3 bet JJ+, there are a lot of boards that can take donk bets. And a lot of boards where you can raise donk bets for value.
If you find yourself in spots you don't like, stay out of them, and play where you are comfortable.
As far as having two overs in any pot goes, you have to determine your equity. What kind of back door draws do you have? What is villain's range? How big is the bet?
I would also look into the commitment threshold. It helped me a lot. It helped make it a lot clearer when to eject and when to push on! in a lot of situations.
this is just what ive found on the front page of google. i had one from news week or something before but i cant find it now. gimme a few mins, ill edit this post when i find it.
regardless, bbb is shady as fuck.
Here is a really really really complete list
It also shows the EV of winning and losing money on the play...most index plays will not make a major difference to you. The vast majority of your plays will follow Basic Strategy, regardless of the count.
One common solution is to first bind the controls of the controller to keyboard presses. One tool for this is http://xpadder.com/
Once you have that setup, you can then you choose from the many shortcut tools available that bind keypresses to actions. PokerStars has this built in (Options > Hotkey Settings). Some sites, like 888, already bind the bet/call/fold buttons to function keys.
If you need more power, like multiple sites support or multi-tabling capabilities, you can look at commercial software like Table Ninja, Table Helper, or open source programs like Placemint.
[nb: i've never done this so i don't personally recommend xpadder or any other tools, I just know that this is a common setup]
Er, do NOT! send funds from Coinbase to Ignition or from Ignition to Coinbase. Coinbase will close your account for that. Get an intermediate wallet. I usually use Jaxx on my phone.
Although it's not exactly what you're looking for, you can use this: http://www.random.org/playing-cards/
Draw 9 cards, first 2 are yours, second 2 are villains, final 5 are flop turn and river. The cards are truly random, which is a bonus.
I don't think Paypal works for anything poker related, but I could be wrong :p
I checked: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/article/?solutionId=39010&topicID=11500005&m=TCI
> PayPal prohibits the following activities, even where the specific activity is lawful and/or is not legally defined as gambling, unless the transactions are associated with an approved merchant.
> Games of chance and games of skill –Includes any activity with an entry fee and a prize, regardless of whether the outcome is determined by chance or skill.
> Casino games -Include (but are not limited to) the following virtual or physical games: baccarat, blackjack, craps, faro, keno, pachinko, pai gow, poker (whether or not it is considered a game of skill in the gambler's jurisdiction), roulette, sic bo, slot machines, or wheel of fortune.
Not sure if applicable to Canada though!
For the time being, our software is not compatible with MAC/Apple. We are working on this version as we constantly receive requests for it. Currently we do not have an estimated time for when it will be ready, but we will send your query over so our programmers see how important this still is to our players.
You could use an emulator to run the poker software. These are two options we located:
bootcamp - this requires a copy of windows to install
Parallels - http://www.parallels.com/landingpage/dskd63-5/?source=g_69&gclid=CPnb-uKEqqgCFQjs7QodjlzDHA
We are working hard on providing the best poker experience, so this version is already within our plans for future releases
Look into Mouse Without Borders. It will save you a great deal of effort swapping between setups, lol. You can use one mouse and keyboard for multiple laptops or desktops. Only requirement is Windows and the computers are on the same network.
TPE is very worth it. Some of the pros/owners also stream their play on Twitch and they are great players, regularly making final tables.
I knew a couple of hardcore grinders that used an xbox controller with AHK scripts that worked pretty well for them.
Yeah thats definitely a technicality that feels somewhat intentionally buried. The FAQ gives a vague release time of "Fall." Of the available content, have you heard anything good or bad?
Of course this is applicable to any game where the results can be measured as a series of Bernoulli trials.
I can relate, in my previous house I hade the tables in 4 different rooms so had to break them down after each event. I had folding chairs fur that reason. The chairs that I use now stack so can easily be stored and moved around (we’ve held charity house concerts in the poker room before) and also used the chairs as concert seating.
Here is the link to chairs in case you are interested and can upgrade in the future.
Pics of concert example:
Seriously, your setup look great, just trying to help a fellow host.
Also, not sure where you get your tables from, all of mine are from BBO Tables. That have sales during the year so you can usually get specific tables upgrades for free if you wait for the sales. Not pushing them - just letting you know if interested.
I'm a Bioinformatics student, where I took a statistics course. They taught the programming language R there (see http://www.r-project.org), which is especially designed for statistics and plotting. The whole simulation is only 5 lines of code in that language.
edit: posted the code, but the formatting was screwed up, making it pretty much useless, so I removed it again.
1) Rakeback only applies to real money play. On America's Cardroom there is flat rakeback and variable rate Elite Benefits VIP. It doesn't matter which you choose until you play for real money. By default, you can only directly sign up to America's Cardroom on the Elite Benefits VIP program, as they do NOT offer direct rakeback signups. Only affiliates offer direct rakeback signups. However, you can sign up directly with America's Cardroom and then hit them up on live chat and request a change to the rakeback program, which will take a few business days to achieve. Please note that you may only swap between programs ONCE per the life of your account.
You may also wish to note that you can get a free $10 real money bankroll by signing up to America's Cardroom using the bonus code contained in the /r/poker Wiki located here: http://www.reddit.com/r/poker/wiki/where-to-play -- It will put you on the Elite Benefits VIP program, but you can swap to rakeback with the aforementioned procedure if you so chose and still enjoy the free money bankroll.
2) Yes, you can use play money as long as you like.
3) You can play for real money on America's Cardroom and it won't affect your first deposit bonus so long as you never use the cashier to deposit. For instance, if you rec'd a peer-to-peer transfer to fund your account, you'd still be eligible for a first deposit bonus via the cashier. Also, if you were to play any freerolls, win real money, and subsequently play in the real money cash games, it wouldn't negatively affect your ability to use the cashier to deposit at a later date and claim the first deposit bonus.
4) Poker Tracker is good. It also has a free trial that you can use. You could also try out the Free Poker Database (FPDB), which is free for life. Granted, it's not nearly as polished as PT, but it is the right price.
there is an app called Bravo Poker live that gives you updates about tables and waiting. I can see Caesars Southern Ind. Not sure what the other two use or their names. but might be an option when deciding what casino to hit.
Brybelly Rectangular European-Style Poker Plaques - Pack of 5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L28GM4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CPZ6WS38JBTT4PQEQ1WA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Amazon! You can find them on eBay too, just search poker plaques
Harrington on Hold'em Volume 2 covers this, although it may be a bit out of date now. But, along with volume 1, it is certainly a classic that explains a lot of useful concepts very clearly.
Matthew Jandas advanced theory book
Does a great job explaining the math behind the combinatorics of how many hands we need to 3 bet and then 4 bet or defend with. I really recommend his books.
Does more than just explain 3 and 4 bera as well. Explains a bunch of other theory centric strategies too.
I dunno, I've played on these rickety folding tables and never enjoyed it. I actually prefer a poker mat laid out on an actual table, like this: https://www.amazon.com/SLOWPLAY-Champagne-Repellent-Reduction-Everywhere/dp/B07T9K8VZT
Mastering Small Stakes Pot-Limit Omaha
this was a very good book IMO. and even though it's "Small Stakes", it is more than enough for 5/10 Live and almost any App poker games
Buy this book.
Not articles but I enjoyed Positively Fifth Street and The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King.
Check out “The Mental Game of Poker”:
The gist of it is, learn to spot when you aren’t playing your A game and make the changes needed.
Buy any bridge-sized plastic cards off of amazon and practice with those, the brand will be different but the feel shouldn't be leagues apart and the practice will still be valuable. At your experience level, you probably won't even notice much of a difference.
Here's some cheap ones I found: https://www.amazon.com/Royal-Plastic-Bridge-Sized-Playing-Pattern/dp/B003EGXR0C/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1471549118&sr=8-13&keywords=plastic+cards
Practicing with bridge-sized cards is the important part. Playing cards come in poker-size, which is far more common, or bridge-size. Despite the name, poker rooms generally do not use poker-sized cards.
Shuffletech DeckMate2 is way cheaper than a Shufflemaster, and they actually sell to consumers...
Those cheap battery operated models can damage cards, but if you're just using cheap paper decks, you shouldn't worry too much.
I see a bunch of apps on the Google Play store, while I understand you dont want to use your phone, you could buy a cheap Android tablet and use it on that.
I like this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blindsareup.app
Might be that it isn't available in some countries but i found it here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.genesisgaming.bravopokerlive&hl=fi
If you want to play Bovada as Bovada (instead of Bodog). Use a DNS service (unblock us) or VPN (StrongVPN) to mask your IP - we use those for Netflix/Hulu etc and they work well.
I am assuming you still have your US accounts? Aside from a different IP address the rest should stay the same.
We do get PokerStars etc here though, so you might find yourself gravitating towards that.
Oh and welcome to Melbourne!
+10 for Poker Bankroll Tracker for Android.
It's a beautiful app. I've logged every tournament, cashgame, online deposit since I've started playing in Feb.
I know I'm a losing player and there's no hiding from it.
I recommend the InstaPoker app. Can be on the expensive side for all the packs but does have a free pack to see if you'd like that type of training. Has a lot of scenarios that go through a lot of different situations.
Try InstaPoker app. Not really for beginners but people who have a good understanding overall. Try the free levels and then you can decide if it's worth the money. I like the more game like format and explanations.
Sounds like you need to work on your mental game next. The biggest disconnect a lot of people have is that they develop bad habits early in the poker learning cycle that are hard to break even when they know they are bad.
There is a surprisingly big difference between knowing the right play and making the right play.
I would suggest the mental game of poker by Jared Tendler and Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo. Both of these are good for mental game.
I also think that there is a lot of stuff that is applicable to poker mental game in Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit though it is not poker related in any specific sense.
Zen and the Art of Poker - this will help with how to approach the game mentally and deal with winning and losing. You should also read The Art of War by Sun-Tzu - a lot of good tactical stuff that has lasted for centuries in the realm of combat. Poker is warfare.
I'm currently reading this Harrington On Hold'em. Good stuff, and easy to read.
You can pay anywhere from £20 for a set of 500 chips (a 500 set will be ideal for the number of players you have) up to £500.
Paulson's were the top choice for years and years but have stopped making chips for the home market now and are becoming increasingly hard to get hold of.
Having said that there are still loads of good choices available - the set you link to have stickers inset in the middle of the chips...I would avoid these as they wear over time and start to look shabby after a while.
If you are going to use Amazon then these are good for roughly the same price - http://www.amazon.com/Claysmith-Gaming-500-Count-Aluminum-13-5gm/dp/B0091JMF5O/ref=sr_1_21?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1433333127&sr=1-21&keywords=poker+chips
If you need any more info let me know.
The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More. by Jared Tendler might be of some use to you. He talks about exactly this issue (and others).
Kem, Cartamundi, Fournier, Copag, Mondiano. All great card suppliers just make sure to get 100% plastic cards and you will be good to go.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kem-Jaquard-Wide-Jumbo-Index/dp/B004M93BJ2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1432623282&sr=8-7&keywords=kem+green+cards - these always seem to get a good review and not a bad price.
You can get something like this for $30-40 at wal-mart. You can find some reeeeeally nice ones for $90-120 but I know that's sort of pushing it for most people :)
Of course you didn't say that.
It's what you wanted other people to tell you - that you played fine and that it was a cooler that you couldn't do anything about.
Here, let me help you.
Cheers. Had https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.equitybattle on the phone & just to kill some time (& to perhaps teach myself something - hopefully). Cleared the first 13 levels all pre-flop quite easily, the post-flop stuff though, I'm lucky to be within 10% ��
I have 125 sessions logged in Poker Manager Pro, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pokermanagerpro&hl=en_GB
Recently when my phone crashed and I went to a brand new handset it had all my data backed up on their end so I didn't lose any session history. I would highly recommend it.
Only poker book you'll ever need. It'll teach you to blast off 3 streets because your opponent seemed uninvited on the flop, and that's something the solvers can't teach you.
Highly recommend regi, had 4 sessions with him as a losing player, on my iPad right now but I will post my before and after graphs when I get to the computer.
The Skype group is awesome and you'll find a lot of help in there plus it's really cheap
Often for limit Holdem the first number is the big blind, and the limit for the first round and the flop, second number the turn and river, and small blind would be half that. It would vary from club to club, and home games would be different as well.
Any poker book more than about 10 years old will emphasize limit rather than NL.
Here's a standard book for low limit: https://www.amazon.com/Winning-Low-Limit-Holdem-Lee-Jones/dp/1886070237
Ugh. Should have at least sprung for THESE suckers!
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You would also benefit from taking Jordan Peterson's advice, "the reason women aren't interested in you is because you're not good enough for them, so maybe you should work on changing that".
Stop pitying yourself and take action to improve your conditions or you can keep whining like a pathetic nerd on reddit. Your life, innit.
I'd do something like this
This maxes screen size and RAM IMO which are the two most important things for running a poker machine. 4GB RAM won't cut it for multi tables and a tracker so this gives you 8 which should be enough. You need at least a 15" screen for 4 tables, I have 17" which works great for even 6 tables. But unfortunately they would be too over budget. And it's got SSD which is a must these days. It's also a huge saving over regular price so quite the deal.
Bad runouts, bad play from you, variance, tilt, etc. These are all things that you will have to get used to to play this game at a profitable level.
Dara O'Kearney has literally just published a book called 'GTO Poker Simplified' which does this
Not true. Online poker is a felony in the state of Washington (I know, ridiculous but true). Here is the language straight from the revised code (law):
Whoever knowingly transmits or receives gambling information by telephone, telegraph, radio, semaphore, the internet, a telecommunications transmission system, or similar means, or knowingly installs or maintains equipment for the transmission or receipt of gambling information shall be guilty of a class C felony subject to the penalty set forth in RCW 9A.20.021
And an ESPN article about it shortly after the law was passed.
Essential Poker Math
Commerce rude players and timid dealers which seems to be standard in LA.
Next up is GSR Reno, this fing pos stacks me runner runner, acts like he’s tired then immediately cashes out. Which is fine otherwise, but he comes back an hour later and min buys.
I’m usually fairly quite at the table but it took everything I had to not scream in his face. The guy next to me told me that all the regs there do that and confirmed he is a pos. Here’s a picture of home below if any of you visit Reno.
Oh yea, I have copags in standard index that I like, they are tough. I also have some 4 pip Kems that I like the look of. I think it is just the 4 pip jumbo that make them too busy. I'd say it is to the benefit of the old guys and the ends of the table. but idk, there are some truly hideous impaired eyesight cards out there that are basically the real life equivalent of online poker cards.