I’m a student working towards my master’s in pure maths with a minor in music. Heading into school, I was looking for something on the side that I could do as a hobby, when my buddy introduced me to the wonderful game of NLHE poker.
Since the beginning of last year, I spent time understanding the rules of poker, and eventually learning basic strategy. I’ll hop on a 5NL table and the occasional $2.20 tournament on PokerStars to gain an understanding of the online scene and micro-build my bankroll. Having not been of age before lockdown in my city, I haven’t had the chance to play any live games aside from four-handed poker nights with friends that don’t really know how to play.
Lately I’ve been really interested in taking a more technical approach to the game, and understanding more advanced poker concepts in order to apply to and get more comfortable with higher stakes games. I’m wondering what I can do, apart from YouTube videos, forums, and preflop charts, to truly improve my game. How do I go about actually studying poker?
The end goal is to just get better. It would be nice to know what I’m doing if and when I decide to enter the live scene.