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    Simulation Software

    I previously posted this and it disappeared and I was not notified why nor can I find that I violated any posting rules, Not trying to do something unapproved, but trying to return the favor of so many before me that have given me guidance and direction:

    I have bought and am utilizing Poker Genius <link removed by nside> to learn Texas Hold’em. As a successful Blackjack card counter for 25 years I know the value of meaningful practice and Poker Genius training software is the best I have found. Not only can I play realistic games from a technical standpoint, but I can play against a variety of life-like opponents. I can learn card playing strategy while also becoming adept at learning to “read” and react to the other players. Let’s face it – not playing against the house as in other table games introduces a whole new dimension to poker. Poker Genius has modeled this aspect of the game wonderfully, giving you a variety of table playing scenarios, while allowing you the flexibility to create your own table scenarios, even to the point of creating your own specific opponents. As you play the other players learn your style and react accordingly just like in real money games. The Poker Genius statistical analyzation reports are a wealth of information guiding you to your strengths and weaknesses. There are many other benefits too numerous to list, I suggest you download their free trial. Take a few hours to read the well written user manual and try some games yourself. I received timely, thorough responses from their support department when I e-mailed several times with questions. (I am in no way connected with this company – I am just a serious student of the gambling games I play.)

    If this is not a correct posting I hope the administrator will let me know why.
    Last edited by nsidestrate; 06-17-2014 at 09:24 AM.

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    Your original post was removed as spam. We generally do not permit people to register for the exclusive purpose of promoting a particular website or product. I believe that the policy was that you were not permitted to post outbound links until you had more than 10 posts.

    99% of the time that someone posts a link like yours, they turn out to be a bot and don't bother to return, so I don't typically waste the time to send them a message. Since you have taken the trouble to so, I'm happy to engage with you more substantively and would be happy if you chose to continue to participate in the forum.

    The primary method used by most of poker players to learn the game and to continue to study and improve is probably reading books and websites on poker strategy. This approach is near and dear to many of our hearts, since this entire website was originally built as a community around a poker book. In today's world, I think more people concentrate on poker training sites, where instruction is primarily provided via instructional videos. If I was giving advice to a newer player today, I'd encourage them to follow that path. Simulation based training tools, like the one you are promoting are generally the least desirable major method of learning the game, in my opinion.

    Best of luck to you on your poker journey.

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    Thanks for your answer and your explanation!

    I was in no way trying to take advantage of your site. Just sharing my experience.

    I have done a number of the pokerology.com videos. I tried "play" money at Carbon but people don't seem to play the same without real money. I played real money at Bovada and after losing $60 in low stakes looked for a way to practice and slow the game down in my mind. I played $1-$2 in LV last month for 5 hours and lost $60 but found in-person more manageable for my current level.

    I am reading the posts on your site and have found them most helpful. There are so many dimensions to wrap my potential playing skill around. CardsChat has also been another site I found used frequently.

    Anyhow, I will keep reading your site and post when I feel more confident.

    How can I obtain your poker book?

    Kayaker

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    Kayaker, I am not sure I agree with the moderator on this one. The game is evolving much faster then the poker books can keep up with the kind of play that I am finding today compared with the all the poker books I read 10 years ago. I do understand his concern for the site being spammed and appreciate that but I am now spending much of my learning time using a poker training site where you can set up simulations and can play against bots that simulate real players and styles and I have seen a real jump in my skill level in the last 6 months so I can appreciate that style of learning. I have watched a lot of videos, I have read over 50 poker books, and I am convinced that play with feedback and hand history you can go back and evaluate is a viable, and valuable way of improving in this game we all love.

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    davedillman - thanks for your experience!

    Gives me some positive reinforcement to my approach. And provides hope that I will see improvement for myself.

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    Just received your expanded edition book in the mail today. Looking forward to starting to study it this weekend!

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    Good luck to you!

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    Your book achieves the goals you set forth - a real course with the material presented in an understandable way. The skill problems are primo!

    I have read two other poker books and yours is much more straightforward. Thanks!

    For those reading this, the book is:
    http://www.amazon.com/Internet-Texas...eywords=Hilger

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    Simulation software are good for practicing specially when your still a beginner. This will help beginners to better understand the concept of playing and learn the rule. It can also help you develop a strategy on your decision making.

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