Yes, that really is my name

chip_hoggchip_hogg Red Chipper Posts: 81 ✭✭
I pronounced it "hoag" all my life until I started playing poker, and one day it dawned on me that "chip hog" is just a better poker name. :)

I've played mostly very small home games and cash games up to 10NL. I had fun losing a couple of small buy-in live tournaments on vacation. I've also been playing micros on Bovada, and am a roughly break even player.

I've decided to improve my skills through deliberative practice, and this looks like a pretty great community to do it in. My goal is to move up in online stakes, and be able to play profitably at the local casino.


  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Welcome to the community! I am sure you will learn a lot very quickly on here and boost you into a profitable player. Posting hand histories on the forum for me is the fastest way to learn. Do not be afraid to post as many as you can.

    Where are you from?
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 4,057 -
    Welcome to the party Chip! Make sure to post a hand here and there and jump in any discussion =)
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  • kytmagickytmagic Red Chipper Posts: 204 ✭✭
  • chip_hoggchip_hogg Red Chipper Posts: 81 ✭✭
    Thanks all! I'm from Pittsburgh.

    My first question was going to be about resources for establishing "default" preflop ranges (for opening, 3-betting, calling, etc). My goal is to train a solid, basic preflop game to the level of Unconscious Competence. Which forum is the best place to ask about that -- I'm guessing "New to Poker Questions"?
  • kageykagey Red Chipper, KINGOFTAGS Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭✭✭
    welcome Chip

    there are a lot of books that offer default preflop ranges (I think it was discussed in previous posts?) ... you could probably do a search on that...

    @SplitSuit recommended this article in one of the forum posts a while back... but there's probably more here (including videos)

    note: your ranges probably vary based on whether you're playing online 6-max vs. live 10-handed... as well as your position.

    you could probably pose this question in "General Concepts"...

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