Poker Resources – there are lots of them out there

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If you have a passion for poker and are always looking to learn more and experience more, there are many ways you can accomplish that goal at little or no cost.  There are also other more pricier ways as well.

The low or npcost methods to help you learn the game can be found by joining poker groups, blogs and other online memberships that are free for the asking.

Three of the groups that I belong to are: Railbirds.com, Twitter Poker Tour TPT), and American Poker Players (APP). These are all free memberships that can provide you with a lot of valuable information as well as access to online games. Railbird.com offers online freerolls; the TPT offers entry in low buy in online tourneys, APP offers online tourneys and also lets you know about local games held in their local area.

Each group is different and has a different flavor of what they have to offer but all three flourish because of a common interest in promoting poker and helping players develop their game by use of their online blogs and discussion groups. Members can post their questions and topics and get feedback. Some of the feedback may have to be taken with a grain of salt as the experience levels of the larger groups vary from complete novice to semi-professional and professional.

Many of the poker book publishers also have user forums and blogs ads well. You will find that the major online poker sites have web sites filled with information on how to play the game and some basic strategy on how to go about it. Some of the major professional players also blog and some even offer advice on how to play.

I believe that this community of poker players in the United States that can help make your poker experience more enjoyable.

Do you belong to a poker group or community? Do you find that belonging adds to your poker experience?  Do you have a favorite group that you can recommend?

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2 thoughts on “Poker Resources – there are lots of them out there

  1. http://www.liquidpoker.net! (although I know I've upsold them here before, since the blog post is about it.. I might as well do it again!Definitely adds to my poker playing experience because they are a smaller community than say the giant (but well respected as it's pretty much the hub of the online poker world) 2+2 forums (I recommend checking out if you haven't) but they still have a wide variety of players from NL2 newbies to players beating 5000NL.. these players will often give advice if you make a thread. I do have to admit that for a super beginner or internet forum newbie, it is hard to jump into the site though. When I first started playing poker, I found the site to be full of information that didn't really pertain to me and a somewhat elite attitude. This changes as you get used to the site. Other “problems” I guess would be that it's really at it's core a NLHE site. The “Other Poker Games” section is pretty much all O8 or better. For a limit player like yourself there won't be too many things you'll find (although I'm sure people would still give you advice if you posted hands.) However, staying on the site will improve your NLHE because everyone there is so dedicated to the game. It's amazing to see people who play such high stakes engaging with lower stakes players. Other cool stuff about the site is that they post things like “hand of the week” where they choose some hands played by members and post them on the front page to show the great play. They also keep people updated on WSOP/other poker news. So overall, I love the site. I wouldnt be anywhere close to my level as a NLHE cash game player if I hadn't found LP.net

  2. http://www.liquidpoker.net! (although I know I've upsold them here before, since the blog post is about it.. I might as well do it again!Definitely adds to my poker playing experience because they are a smaller community than say the giant (but well respected as it's pretty much the hub of the online poker world) 2+2 forums (I recommend checking out if you haven't) but they still have a wide variety of players from NL2 newbies to players beating 5000NL.. these players will often give advice if you make a thread. I do have to admit that for a super beginner or internet forum newbie, it is hard to jump into the site though. When I first started playing poker, I found the site to be full of information that didn't really pertain to me and a somewhat elite attitude. This changes as you get used to the site. Other “problems” I guess would be that it's really at it's core a NLHE site. The “Other Poker Games” section is pretty much all O8 or better. For a limit player like yourself there won't be too many things you'll find (although I'm sure people would still give you advice if you posted hands.) However, staying on the site will improve your NLHE because everyone there is so dedicated to the game. It's amazing to see people who play such high stakes engaging with lower stakes players. Other cool stuff about the site is that they post things like “hand of the week” where they choose some hands played by members and post them on the front page to show the great play. They also keep people updated on WSOP/other poker news. So overall, I love the site. I wouldnt be anywhere close to my level as a NLHE cash game player if I hadn't found LP.net

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