Drop In & Introduce Yourself!

Red Chip PokerRed Chip Poker Posts: 75 -
edited June 28 in Come Say Hello
First, welcome!
Second, drop a quick intro and let us know who you are, what you play, and all about your dreams and aspirations.

Just click "New Discussion" and drop it in the "Welcome & Introductions" category =)

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  • shaneshane Red Chipper Posts: 31 ✭✭
    Hello my name is Shane. My game is NL hold em, been playing since 2000. I'm looking for a good source to hone my poker skills. I've been trying to evaluate my game myself with the goal of improving my hourly average by listening to podcasts and reading as many books on poker as possible. I feel it's only made me play loose and overly aggressive. I don't consider my self a great player, my winnings are about break even. I do love the this game and the comradary. Thanks in advance for any help.
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    What do you think would happen if you played a bit tighter (not like 50% tighter or anything, maybe just like 10% tighter)?
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
  • shaneshane Red Chipper Posts: 31 ✭✭
    My game has evolved over time. In the beginning I was a tight passive player. Now I would consider myself a solid aggressive style and my range tightens depending on different situations and variables. I just played a couple MTT online and finished on the bubble twice. I tightened my hands range up but kept my betting aggressive which helped some. My confidence is shot right now. It's part of the game I know. I want to get through it stronger. I'm hoping this site helps.
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    Make sure to post a couple hands...that's one of the best ways to get max value out of this site!
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
  • shaneshane Red Chipper Posts: 31 ✭✭
    I'm trying to figure that out right now. I discovered the Share my hand app and I have a whole years worth of hand history saved to a file for review. I just have to figure out how to convert it to post. Had a hand last night I wanted to review but I'm still working on how to post. I'll get there. Thanks Split.
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    edited January 2016
    shane wrote: »
    I'm trying to figure that out right now. I discovered the Share my hand app and I have a whole years worth of hand history saved to a file for review. I just have to figure out how to convert it to post. Had a hand last night I wanted to review but I'm still working on how to post. I'll get there. Thanks Split.

    http://www.handconverter.com/

    Just choose the Output Format > Phpbb Forum and then paste the output in a new thread =)
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  • superdean701superdean701 Red Chipper Posts: 7
    I can not figure out how to post anything on this website.
    Help.
    :)
  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,430 -
    I can not figure out how to post anything on this website.
    Help.
    :)

    I don't believe you. :)

    Founder Red Chip Poker,
    Author Poker Plays You Can Use
    Author Poker Workbook for Math Geeks
  • jefflesrocks123jefflesrocks123 Red Chipper Posts: 1
    Hello, my name is Jeff. I watch poker videos on youtube and enjoy Splitsuit's videos. I hope to improve my skills and play online. I'm not old enough to play online yet.
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    Hello, my name is Jeff. I watch poker videos on youtube and enjoy Splitsuit's videos. I hope to improve my skills and play online. I'm not old enough to play online yet.

    Welcome to the party Jeff. Glad you've been enjoying my videos thus far!
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
  • GilbertGilbert Red Chipper Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Hello. I have been playing on and off for a couple of years. Now I have time to study these games.
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    Gilbert wrote: »
    Hello. I have been playing on and off for a couple of years. Now I have time to study these games.

    Excellent. Welcome to the forum Gilbert!
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
  • Ppacman73Ppacman73 Red Chipper Posts: 14 ✭✭
    Hey guys been playing since 2003. Really started to try to take the game more serious. I figured why not give the forum a try.
  • JokersMild85JokersMild85 Red Chipper Posts: 12
    I've been playing since 2004 and got started playing No Limit SNGs and MTTs. Over the years I've been getting more involved in Limit and No Limit Hold 'em Small Stakes cash games. My bankroll isn't great right now so I've been limiting myself to Limit cash games as well as house tournaments and casino daily tournaments. I am constantly studying the game and always looking to improve it. My biggest problem right now is finding spots to be more aggressive in and how to extract more chips during tournaments as I am getting knocked out near the bubble pretty frequently.

    I will be posting hands at least once a week to get your guys' feedback. Love to hear from you.
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    Welcome to the party JokersMild85!

    And welcome to ppacman73 as well =)
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
  • SammwiggSammwigg Red Chipper Posts: 33 ✭✭
    I am new to poker forums. Have been a recreational player since 2006. I travel to 4 to 5 circuit events a year to play tournaments and 2-5 cash. Want to take it to the next level. Looking forward to what everyone has to say.
  • RobbingUBlindRobbingUBlind Red Chipper Posts: 1
    I'm currently playing around 40 hours a week and working a full time job the other 45-50 hours Normally long sessions on Sun-Tues. I do stream sometimes when I play as well on twitch. Most of all my games are played on America's Cardroom. I did play full time for a year but had to go back to work, due to life roll and poker bankroll being one in the same and having to make too many withdraws. I'm looking to see what the forum holds in store for me and eventually get back to playing full time. I belong to many groups, but I'm making an attempt to get in one that is as serious about their game as I am. Always great to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share the same interests. I came across this by watching many SplitSuit webinars and youtube vids, GREAT STUFF! I play everything from ring to HU SnG's, been focusing on MTT's as of late. Thanks for having me.
  • Janice GarciaJanice Garcia Red Chipper Posts: 1
    What's up Red Chip!? Excited to be surrounded by positive poker minds and look forward to learning. I'm a student for life.

    I've been playing NL since January 2003, I've moved around somewhat (army brat) so played in places like LA, Vegas, Miami, AC, and now I'm in NY. I have moments where I want to continue to work on NL and then have mixed game envy...my issue in life is that I'm a jack of all trades / master of none so that may suit me, although I'm so stuck in NL mode, I contemplate if it would be worth moving to other games...but moving around seems to be a theme for me. I also like to talk in run-on sentences and uses ellipses a lot.

    Don't get me wrong I'm not tired of NL, I just feel like everyone has become so savvy at NL, but I'm never bored. To the contrary the obsession continues...

    That be me, folks. Hi, nice to cyber meetcha!
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    I'm currently playing around 40 hours a week and working a full time job the other 45-50 hours Normally long sessions on Sun-Tues. I do stream sometimes when I play as well on twitch. Most of all my games are played on America's Cardroom. I did play full time for a year but had to go back to work, due to life roll and poker bankroll being one in the same and having to make too many withdraws. I'm looking to see what the forum holds in store for me and eventually get back to playing full time. I belong to many groups, but I'm making an attempt to get in one that is as serious about their game as I am. Always great to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share the same interests. I came across this by watching many SplitSuit webinars and youtube vids, GREAT STUFF! I play everything from ring to HU SnG's, been focusing on MTT's as of late. Thanks for having me.

    Welcome to the party! Glad you've been enjoying my content, and hopefully you enjoy RCP as a whole even more =)
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    What's up Red Chip!? Excited to be surrounded by positive poker minds and look forward to learning. I'm a student for life.

    I've been playing NL since January 2003, I've moved around somewhat (army brat) so played in places like LA, Vegas, Miami, AC, and now I'm in NY. I have moments where I want to continue to work on NL and then have mixed game envy...my issue in life is that I'm a jack of all trades / master of none so that may suit me, although I'm so stuck in NL mode, I contemplate if it would be worth moving to other games...but moving around seems to be a theme for me. I also like to talk in run-on sentences and uses ellipses a lot.

    Don't get me wrong I'm not tired of NL, I just feel like everyone has become so savvy at NL, but I'm never bored. To the contrary the obsession continues...

    That be me, folks. Hi, nice to cyber meetcha!

    Welcome to the party Janice!
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
  • jeffncjeffnc Red Chipper Posts: 3,170 ✭✭✭✭
    Gilbert wrote: »
    Hello. I have been playing on and off for a couple of years. Now I have time to study these games.

    You sound like an old retiree golfer Gibert, lol Good luck at the tables.....
  • ZENIZENZENIZEN Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭
    edited October 2016
    Welcome Janice ! ...Ever heard the phrase " A little knowledge is a dangerous thing "





    There are still many players who just know to play better cards. Poker is alive and kicking.
  • jeffncjeffnc Red Chipper Posts: 3,170 ✭✭✭✭
    ZENIZEN wrote: »
    " A little knowledge is a dangerous thing "

    OMG that was a funny one!

  • ZENIZENZENIZEN Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭
  • DrewDrew Red Chipper Posts: 15
    Hey RCP Community! Excited to be a part of this and engage in the forum discussions. Wanted to introduce myself: in 2013, I finally started reading some books that really resonated with me and taught me about the core concepts rather than memorizing a grid of starting hand requirements (e.g., Sklansky/Miller NLHE T&P, Chen's Mathematics of Poker, Tendler's Mental Game of Poker). I started keeping stats of my sessions at live $1/$2, made goals, identified weaknesses - all of this made the game incredibly fun infinitely nuanced. I have no shortage of interest in this game, although it's primarily for recreation and the intellectual exercise.

    I started listening to the RCP Podcasts and was stoked that the message was aimed directly at me - a live, low stakes no limit amateur looking to crush and move up. After getting the PRO Membership a few months ago, I've been extraordinarily pleased with the various video series as well as the engagement of the pros with the community.

    Some of the more basic concepts that I'm still trying to refine at the $1/$2 table are my CBetting frequencies (SplitSuit's "Fighting for Pots at $1/$2" video was really helpful), identifying profitable bluffing opportunities, establishing preflop bet sizing (Soto's video on this featured some great insight into raising for isolation as the primary purpose rather than raising for value as we might think by default. There was also a good discussion on thresholds that relates to this), narrowing my opponent's range (I know SplitSuit has a whole series on this, but I haven't bit the bullet just yet), and staying just one level above my opponent.

    Enjoying it all so far! Great stuff. Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into the content!
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    Welcome Drew - sorry for the huge delay - I just saw your intro post today =)
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
  • oshow11oshow11 Red Chipper Posts: 1
    Hey everyone my name is Matt. I just recently moved to Austin, TX. I'm from NJ initially but also lived in Vegas for 6 years where I worked in the bar/nightclub industry. I played seriously online pre black friday- mostly mid stake trnys and heads up sit and gos. I was a winning player but really didn't study as much as I should of.

    Last month I resigned from a VP role working in corporate finance. I grew tired with the industry as a whole and wanted to do something else. I recently bought a house down here that happened to be a right next to a cardhouse down here that charges hourly seat rental as well as monthly membership fees. I play mostly 1/2 there and it has proven highly profitable over the last 7 months. Combination of running well and the excessive ABC passive play seen there.

    My primary focus is learning to build a solid 1/2 foundation that is independent from simply running well. The split suit videos are amazing and I am reading the course and applications of NLHE. I also just ordered playing the player. There are some amazing members here. I feel like it is night and day compared to the old 2 plus 2 days.
  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,430 -
    We appreciate the positive comparisons! Thank you and welcome.
    Founder Red Chip Poker,
    Author Poker Plays You Can Use
    Author Poker Workbook for Math Geeks
  • vandwellervandweller Red Chipper Posts: 9 ✭✭
    Hi, Matt. Also in Austin, and play at the club you're playing at. Maybe we'll run into each other. Go easy on me. :-)
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 3,495 -
    Welcome to the party Matt @oshow11 !
    Check out my latest course - The Hand Reading Lab
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