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Angel Gabrial
16 May 12 22:42
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Any advice as i think i would be a natural.
Pause Switch to Standard View I want to learn how to play Poker.
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Report David Fishwick Minibus Sales May 16, 2012 10:43 PM BST
Rule 1. learn to talk utter bollocks using a mixture of letters and numbers, your be flying in no time
Report The Leopard May 16, 2012 10:44 PM BST
Only play for fun.....you cannot win money at it...!
Report Mc Moonbeam May 16, 2012 10:48 PM BST
Lose your job & buy a comfy chair ..
Report Slippy Blue May 16, 2012 11:04 PM BST
Play live in a local pub first of all is the best advice I can give you A.G. Lots of places have leagues and £10 or £20 tournaments. If you are a rookie then you will do your dough playing on line, that is an absolute certainty plus it's a laugh playing live, on line can be a soul destroying experience as well as very time consuming.
Report Mc Moonbeam May 16, 2012 11:16 PM BST
You can learn a lot faster online though Slip & players are more advanced  .. remember you only learn by playing better opponents !

Just start off playing very small & expect to lose a bit learning .. find games & strategies that suit you then try & build on it .. any questions just ask Happy
Report The Leopard May 16, 2012 11:21 PM BST
Should you be encouraging someone to get in to something that has not made you happy...?
Report Angel Gabrial May 16, 2012 11:25 PM BST
Most people who know me are surprised when i say i have never played poker. They all know that i punt on sporting events and i am ice cool under pressureCool... I just dont know all the procedures of the game.
Report Slippy Blue May 16, 2012 11:25 PM BST
Fair enough Mc M but doing the hard yards on line especially as a newbie will be nigh on impossible to even remotely break even, he will do his bank eventually and there is no fun in that.

The comfy chair idea is a good one though, I've got one of those as well Wink
I don't think the 'lose your job' philosophy is quite as solid though personally I must say.
Report skipthatstep May 16, 2012 11:29 PM BST
If youre a horrible snidey sneaky snake of a man who'd sell his own grandmother for two bob, and good at maths... Then you might have the natural qualities of a winning poker player. imo. hth.
Report Angel Gabrial May 16, 2012 11:31 PM BST
Slippy i am officially a stay at home daddy now, my wife is a research doc and has gone back to work. I am selectively a layer on here now. This is my sole income but the poker would initially just be intrigue for small stakes to see how i do.
Report PatraTheCat May 16, 2012 11:33 PM BST
Surely anybody who could come into the game nowadays, start from scratch and make decent money would have to be so smart that they could make millions elsewhere. The easy money ship has surely sailed if you don't know how to play yet.

If you just want to learn in order to enjoy yourself socially, and it is a laugh, I'd have to recommend a mixture of pub games, home games, and some online practice with money you can afford to lose.
Report Angel Gabrial May 16, 2012 11:33 PM BST
Moonbeam cheers for the offer to help out. I may need some advice in the near future.
Report twomatchpoints May 16, 2012 11:35 PM BST
Go all in with your first hand
everybody else stacks
you win
retire undefeated
I don't play poker either
Report Slippy Blue May 16, 2012 11:41 PM BST
Patra speaks sense and pretty much echoes what I just said myself. Angel, treat is as an indulgence but don't think for a minute you will show a profit.

If you do and I sincerely hope that happens I'm going to bankroll you for the big tourneys! Wink
Report Mc Moonbeam May 17, 2012 12:01 AM BST
Should you be encouraging someone to get in to something that has not made you happy...?
I wasn't encouraging him Lep .. he asked & people will always want to learn even if they decide it's not for them


Fair enough Mc M but doing the hard yards on line especially as a newbie will be nigh on impossible to even remotely break even, he will do his bank eventually and there is no fun in that.

Yes .. but Learning & Winningaren't the same thing Slip .. quite different in fact .. i did say expect to lose a bit so start very small
The trick is to up stakes gradually when you feel you've learnt enough

You & Patra are correct though .. it's a very tough environment online nowadays ... people's reputations are more important than cards !
Report tonymontana May 17, 2012 12:01 AM BST
hideous waste of time hideous
Report munch man May 17, 2012 12:06 AM BST
Angel, I have some very sound advice for you mate.

Take a twenty pound note and carefully lay it on top of the water in the toilet pan.  Then pull the chain.  Afterwards, reflect upon this experience for a moment.  If you didn't enjoy it forget about playing poker.
Report Slippy Blue May 17, 2012 12:11 AM BST
That for me munch man is without doubt the post of the week Laugh
Report Angel Gabrial May 17, 2012 10:46 AM BST
Quality MunchCool
Report ave,it May 17, 2012 12:26 PM BST
munch Laugh online poker in a nutshell
Report SPOT THE DOG May 17, 2012 1:11 PM BST
Angel Gabriel
16 May 12 23:25
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Most people who know me are surprised when i say i have never played poker.

Are you sure they are not sucking you in!!!
Report metal_micky_3_legs May 17, 2012 1:12 PM BST
Take a twenty pound note and carefully lay it on top of the water in the toilet pan.

Would wiping your 4rse with it first make it a better feeling?
Report Burton-Brewers May 17, 2012 1:21 PM BST
punterslounge is a good starting place and you will get links to online training sites. You might even find your local casino has special nights for people learning. Online is the quickest place to learn due to the volume of hands that are played, also there are quite a few freerolls available to tempt you. The trouble with these though is you have to be patient because with it being free you get plenty of idiots going all-in with garbage. Try and get hold of poker player magazine or WPT magazine, these have monthly freerolls which are password protected and you tend to get more serious players entering. Try and read the Harrington on hold 'em books, usually available on Ebay.
Report Hound-Dog-2 May 17, 2012 3:38 PM BST
This guide will teach you the basics in small, interactive steps,
just google:

Poker Beginners Guide: Introduction to Texas Hold’em
Report Dr Syns Bed Chamber May 17, 2012 4:29 PM BST
There is one rule you need to know to make money: play against people worse than yourself. It's that simple!
Report MC Roller May 17, 2012 5:03 PM BST
Be prepared for a lot of disappointment.

Good luck, keep us posted how you get on.
Report redbag May 17, 2012 5:15 PM BST
im going to vegas for the world series of poker angel...10k entry if ya fancy it Happy
Report Bish Bosher May 17, 2012 10:00 PM BST
I learnt how to play by watching sky poker on channel 865; they have poker schools & some very well informed guests & hosts; ideal for when the wife is at work Grin
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