If you aspire to play poker really well and become a consistent winner then your efforts will be a never ending process. If you think you know it all, you might as well turn in your "I'm an enlightened player" card because you're not.
Even world class poker pros understand that the game's strategies are fluid and if you don't continue to study the game and add to your arsenal of plays, you will be left behind. I've pointed out in past columns that the learning tools available to dedicated players continue to grow as evidenced by the wealth of new books, magazines, boot camps and DVDs to name several of these resources. Well, now there is a new resource... Pokerology. com which is a recently launched website dedicated to the study of poker.
The lure of the green felt has enticed more than one young college student to abandon his study of biology, psychology, or sociology to embrace a different ology. If they have turned their attention to another endeavor such as poker, it would seem sensible to call their field of study pokerology. The pokerology course is completely free and is aimed across the spectrum of players, including complete beginners, novices, recreational enthusiasts, and even advanced poker players.
This comprehensive course provides a thorough poker education starting with the very basics and proceeding to advanced strategies. There's something for everyone, and it's completely free. I cannot think of another available resource that is this comprehensive and offered at no cost to the user. If you've been looking for a good deal, you just found one.
This unique e-learning course is an ideal way to learn how to play for those just starting out or to improve your game if you're already on your poker journey. The course is structured like a university course with three separate levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Each level contains three separate modules and each module contains five individual lessons. In total for hold 'em there are forty-five lessons, many of which contain interactive elements such as quizzes at the end to determine if you have adequately absorbed the material. It is a complete university course on hold 'em poker and it's fun and free.
In addition to the forty-five Hold 'em lessons, pokerology covers all other standard forms of poker, including 7-card stud, and 7-stud/8, Omaha high only, Omaha/8, razz, 5-card draw, 5-card stud, and there's even a section on hybrid games that are commonly played in homes and private clubs. There is enough poker on this site to keep the poker devotee busy for quite some time.
As if all that poker knowledge wasn't enough, the site also has a News & Views section that posts the latest headlines and happenings in the poker world as well as stand alone articles focused to our beloved game. No surprise here, online poker rooms are reviewed and linked to the pokerology site. To make the experience complete, there is also a forum where members discuss everything poker as well as anything else of interest. It is a friendly group that welcomes new members. It is easy to sign up and, of course, it is free.
So what could our goal for today's time together be? You've read the column, here is the link: www.pokerology.com. I think you can figure out the next step on your own. Have fun and enjoy the wealth of information that has been made available. I think it will be well worth your time. Speaking of time... See you next "TIME"
Tom "Time" Leonard has played poker in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and California for more than 30 years and written about the game since 1994. Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.