There are many things you may want to do with your life that sound simple enough in practice, but are ridiculously hard in execution:
- Running a marathon.
- Writing a novel.
- Starting your own business.
- Becoming a winning poker player.
There are very few people who have sat with the question, “How do I effectively train folks to become winning poker players?” longer than I have.
The difficulty level for effective training is obnoxiously high, and frankly, it’s no wonder why so many folks struggle with learning the game.
With that said, I have come to some solid conclusions.
There’s good news and there’s bad news.
I’ll give you the bad news first:
If you’re a casual player who has no interest in investing financial resources and MASSIVE energy into poker, then you just have no shot at long-term success.
It is, unfortunately, that simple.
You should just dink around, have fun playing cards, and not have any expectations.
There’s really nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, I’m kind of jealous of the folks who use this approach to the game.
Now I’ll give you the good news:
If you’re gritty, willing to do whatever it takes, and refuse to believe you aren’t capable of figuring this game out, then you have potential.
On a daily basis I am inching my way towards a methodology for a linear, efficient, and effective poker training process that will see you make massive gains as long as you’re willing to do the work.
The first step was launching the Preflop Range Bootcamp.
The Recruits were overloaded with more than 60 grids that they had 5 days to memorize.
Even though they were overwhelmed with information, they kept on putting one foot in front of the other. I cannot express to you how proud of them I am.
Friends were created, bonds were solidified, and ranges were learned.
Did they end up crushing the difficult final exam? They did not.
The highest score was an 89.
In retrospect, five days was probably not enough time.
But they have access to their study partners and the ranges forever. I have no doubt that, if they continue working hard, they’ll have them down pat in no time.
And then they will have accomplished something that a very, very small percentage of folks in the world of poker ever do…mastered the very first step on the road to becoming a winning poker player.
As for the next step after Preflop Bootcamp (which I will be running again in the near future)…
I’m working on it.
I’ll give you more details when it comes time for launch.