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Poker. Vegas etc.

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I'm going to vegas for the first time next month for a week. I want to learn as much about poker as humanly possible within that time spam. Does anyone have any basic rules of thumb or know of the better websites to study from? I know several members used to play heavy poker.

I realize a month isn't long but i plan to try my best. 

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You posted this topic 4 times, I removed the additional copies for you.

twoplustwo forums is considered the #1 poker forum by far, a lot of good poker players frequent it. You can look through topics or ask for help there etc. It also may help to show how much you already know, what kind of games you've played etc - so people get an idea of where you're at currently. I don't play myself though, I just follow it and read about it etc.

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if you dont give a fuck find a 2s and 6s table and play with friends, it's a lot of fun just fucking around drinking doing that.

 

Learn blackjack too, it'll help you finance drunk 2s and 6s games

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2plus2 is not a good way to learn about poker unless you read very selectively. Realize that most people on the site are losing poker players, and thus some people will give you bad advice.

 

Here's a decent place to start: 

 

Realize that it's pretty much impossible to go from not even knowing the rules of poker to being a winning player in 2 weeks unless you either hire some of the best coaches to train you over that 2 weeks or you're some sort of natural poker genius.

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(note thats why i said get drunk and have fun) 

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While Allen is correct, you need to understand you're probably going to be playing low stakes hold em with a bunch of fish. You can win just like any other casual there mostly by being a massive nit and betting when you have a hand.

 

Source: mostly me, playing a bunch of fish in Vegas drinking $1 vodkas and winning money. But also my best friend is one of Australia's top players and he agrees with almost all low limit tables being exactly that.

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That makes winning at poker sound a lot easier than it is though. It's easy to tell someone to play tight and bet when they have a hand, but it's a lot more difficult to actually do that in practice. Most people will not want to be told that they may have to fold every hand for a half hour straight. Then you have to go over other things like knowing when to fold vs post-flop raises. Some people will just never want to fold their top pair even when they're getting raised by a normally-passive player and it's clear that they're beat.

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I agree, there are nuances to it, but nothing you're probably going to master in a month. Understanding the basics and having extreme patience is the key to beating table casino fish.

 

Or you know, just get drunk on $1 drinks and get a massive cooler every hour and be salty. That's what I tend to do in Sydney when I go play (without the fun $1 vegas drinks).

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Yah honestly I'd say that's a pretty good summarization of what I faced my last trip to vegas. Tons of fish. Was my first time playing irl too. 

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