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Old Dec 08, 2011, 5:37am   #1
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Haven't played for months, now I'm in college so have plenty of spare time to study/play poker.

Would like to steer clear of STTs (and I doubt anyone here would suggest that anyway ).


What game shall I put the effort into learning?

What is a good site to play at now?

Is there a great difference between the hourly rate of a NLHE player and a MTT player?

What level shall I start at? Assuming a $2000 roll.

What is the best way to learn? Books? Vids?

As soon as I've finished playing Skyrim I'm starting a poker study session, already logged/wasted 200 hours so hopefully shouldn't be long.
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 5:57am   #2
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Short-handed PLO or NLHE/PLO heads-up games come to mind as good places to find dollars.

I've really been liking 888 Poker because of how soft the games are plus I like their software (except for the annoying pop-up CS/info stuff). You might also try PKR if soft games are your main objective because I think their graphicy software dissuades grinders from participating.

I can't speak to your hourly rate question.

As for best way to learn, I think it's hard to go wrong with CardRunners/Blue Fire Poker type sites when it really comes down to it.

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888 and Ongame are definitely the softest networks with acceptable software/liquidity at the moment

Stars has best software and games, but also toughest games.

I'd recommend learning PLO, it's hugely beatable at lower stakes and is a lot of fun to play.

Hourly rate varies depending on how good you are and stakes cash or MTTs isnt necessarily better its just a matter of skillset and personal preference
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Thanks for the replies guys, I think I'll give PLO a shot, already read a bit of strategy and it looks interesting.

People keep asking me what I want for Christmas, so are there any good Omaha books I can mention?

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I would just watch some of Phil Galfond's PLO videos at Blue Fire Poker and not even bother with a book.
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Is there any particular reason none of the pros at any of the training sites play full ring? I was thinking it would be beneficial to learn FR as hardly and tournaments are played 6-max.

I seem to be able to watch these videos for hours anyway, I get bored of reading fast so it's probably best I join one of those sites. I remember sitting there for 6 hours watching instructional vids on SNGs.
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I would just watch some of Phil Galfond's PLO videos at Blue Fire Poker and not even bother with a book.
Is there any particular reason none of the pros at any of the training sites play full ring? I was thinking it would be beneficial to learn FR as hardly and tournaments are played 6-max.
the same reason that none of them play five card stud, that isn't where the action/profitability is.

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I would just watch some of Phil Galfond's PLO videos at Blue Fire Poker and not even bother with a book.
Is there any particular reason none of the pros at any of the training sites play full ring? I was thinking it would be beneficial to learn FR as hardly and tournaments are played 6-max.
the same reason that none of them play five card stud, that isn't where the action/profitability is.

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Apparently so, I should have just looked in the lobby in any poker room, 80% of the games are 6-max.
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