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How does a rookie start off?

Postby Al leong » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:28 pm

Hi guys,

I know zero abt poker and just got myself a dummies guide in poker from borders last nite.
How does one start off with the right foot and not lose much money to stay in the game?
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby BenaiahLim » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:38 pm

Start by playing in either Fulltiltpoker.com or Pokerstars.net. Play on the "play money" tables, which is for free. From there, get to know the game more and start to improve on your game.

What i can suggest to you is that you go get some books teaching only on a specific type of poker, for example; No Limit Texas Hold'em.
You can also know more about the game of poker by watching videos and learning from how the pros play. You can find these videos on youtube by searching, "World Series Of Poker".

Here are also some links to which i hope will be of help to you :-

http://www.pokertube.com
http://www.cardplayertube.com

Everything has to start small, so be patient and when you feel you are ready to start playing real money or live poker, you can let any of us know again. I'm sure we'll be more than happy to help you out. =)

Here's a piece of advice that Thias(who got me into poker) gave me,
"The greatest weakness of a poker player is when he is proud and thinks he is good. Remember, always be humble and have a teachable heart, then only will you be able to improve."
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby Al leong » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:02 pm

I always wondered why we have weiqi and bridge clubs here in SG but not poker club more so when our island going to be a casino cum convention ctr here in south asia soon
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby felixleong » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:40 pm

Try starting from the play money tables and have a hang of poker, I recommend pokerstars.
Or maybe just have some fun with friends or pokerkakis.

Once you get the hang of the basic strategies then maybe pick up some advance books like Harrington on cash vol 1 & 2, after which you get the idea of what it takes to be a winning player then maybe you would wanna make a small deposit and start grinding off the micro stakes.

Good luck on the tables ^_^

Start small and go slowly, take your time

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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby DM101 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:41 pm

Al leong wrote:I always wondered why we have weiqi and bridge clubs here in SG but not poker club more so when our island going to be a casino cum convention ctr here in south asia soon



Easiest way to start off is to play the freeroll online. You will gain lot of experiences and knowledge about this game.

Join the kakis to play the APPT Seoul freerolls on every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Follow the instructions in the link below:

viewtopic.php?f=86&t=990

If you come in top 3, you get some free $. You can start your little bankroll for these freerolls.

Cheers!
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby Al leong » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:43 pm

Hola,
Thanks guys for the encouragement, to tell you frankly I still do not understand many poker terminologies like freeroll etc..will read up the dummies guide tonite before getting more specialised materials like what the pros here recommended, cheers.
Btw I'm over 30, am I too old to make it in the poker circuit :)
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby DM101 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:13 pm

Al leong wrote:Hola,
Thanks guys for the encouragement, to tell you frankly I still do not understand many poker terminologies like freeroll etc..will read up the dummies guide tonite before getting more specialised materials like what the pros here recommended, cheers.
Btw I'm over 30, am I too old to make it in the poker circuit :)


I am as old as you if not older and I only learnt this game last year.
It's never too old to learn anything on this mother earth. It's only the determination in you that matters.

Poker pros always said that "Poker takes a minute to learn & a lifetime to master."
This is indeed very true. They are not BLUFFING this time. Trust me. ;)
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby Nicefingers » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:32 pm

what thias said is so true. Once a player gets proud, its so easy to bluff them off.
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby felixleong » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:32 pm

Its never too late, learning is forever.
As long as you are still willing to learn the possibilities are unlimited ^_^
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby Al leong » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:03 am

Hi guys,

Normally how much money you start off as a newbie?100, 200 or more..
I don't want to lose it all yet learn nothing :oops:
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby felixleong » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:24 am

$50 is more then enough to grind it up ^_^
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby necrohavoc » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:32 am

Al leong wrote:Hi guys,

Normally how much money you start off as a newbie?100, 200 or more..
I don't want to lose it all yet learn nothing :oops:


play at the stakes you are comfortable with. don't play with scared money.
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby ayasak » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:02 am

IMO,

start with an amount that you're comfortable with = you can lose it all and not make a fuss outta it

if u're starting with $50, SNGs seems better. The 1c/2c, 2c/5c ring games plays like play money, ain't worth the play, i say.
if u're starting with $100 or more, ring/SNGs/MTTs are all good. Do read up on bankroll management. Eg. You probably shouldnt play a $27 SNG/MTT or sit down at a 25NL table with that bankroll.
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Re: How does a rookie start off?

Postby DM101 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:43 pm

What those folks mentioned above is very true. There is always a simple formula to follow but as a learning rookie, it will depend how fast u adapt these guidelines. We can only guide you along but it's still up to you tho. Good luck in mastering this tough game. :lol:
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