I read through Tynan's post about how to learn mid-stakes poker and got Lee Jones' book a while back. I've had a lot of travel and other projects, but once the Hustler MBA was posted, I'm doubling down on it. While reading through the entire book (which is indeed amazing), I've been practicing in TTH. I'm up over 1000 hands played now, and I've been dedicating a few hours each day.
It was about day 3 when things started clicking into place and I started understanding the reasons for different opening hands' strengths and weaknesses, and I'm finally starting to see the entire table function as one unit, making guesses as to what other people have and playing based on that. Sometimes I'm right and sometimes I'm wrong, but I am starting to understand what Tynan means by "low grade superpower".
I'm obviously far from skilled, as I've only played poker for fun with friends in the past. (I even had to come up with a mnemonic to remember the ranking of winning hands.) And unfortunately I am currently in Mongolia, where my searches for local poker tables have been fairly fruitless. But I am dedicated to this and will probably check out casinos in America and other countries when I stop through them.
So, who wants to join me and figure things out together, like why AJo might be a decent play, or when to check-raise?