Two Plus Two Newer Archives  

Go Back   Two Plus Two Newer Archives > General Poker Discussion > Beginners Questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-29-2007, 12:15 AM
Paul McSwizzle Paul McSwizzle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 194
Default How do you use 2p2?

Every now and then someone posts a graph in BBV of them winning like 40k or 200k or w/e, and says "Thanks 2+2"

So obviously two plus two is a great resource, I know that. My question is for those players: how exactly do you make use of two plus two? Is it all about posting hands that you have trouble with, or is it about getting involved in discussions on hands that others post?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-29-2007, 12:25 AM
metsandfinsfan metsandfinsfan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Long Island
Posts: 22,346
Default Re: How do you use 2p2?

Yes, the strategy forums are a huge help to many people

posting your own hands, postin opinions on others hands and having people critique your opinions, it all helps
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-29-2007, 02:08 AM
JanelleBB7 JanelleBB7 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tx
Posts: 463
Default Re: How do you use 2p2?

1. BBV isn't why people are thanking 2+2, so don't let that confuse you. It is all the strategy related forums. Posts of people explaining how they would play hands. Not posts about who barfed at what party or what girl looks hot or not. BBV has nothing of real substance to offer ( generally speaking). BBV is just a place for you to get flamed or to complain and then get flamed for complaining. LOL! So don't waste your time there!

2. Use the strat related forums for the type and level of poker you are playing. You can read comments on hands and related strategies involing those hands or you can post your own. If you play a hand and wonder what you did wrong or right just copy it and convert it and then share it in a forum for feedback. It is the best way to review how you played a hand or hands.

3. This is a great resource for finding out what books to read or what poker software to use and how to use it.

4. It is a place where you can share you poker experiences and make friends with people who understand what you are going through as a poker player. There are a lot of veteran players who have a wealth of knowledge to share for how to handle the stress and the highs and lows of poker. This place can act as a poker support group.

5. There is News on poker related events and topics to get caught up on what is going on.

6. The Beginners forum is so great for asking all the questions you are afraid to ask anywhere else because you think everyone will think you are stupid. People are much more helpful and go out of their way to give you the best answers they can.

When you are playing and think of a question... make sure you post it here and get feedback. That is basically what 2+2 is for in a nutshell. A place where you can ask a BUNCH of poker players what they think and then you sort out what to use and what to disregard.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-29-2007, 03:20 AM
Paul McSwizzle Paul McSwizzle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 194
Default Re: How do you use 2p2?

Thanks a lot Janelle, great post.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-29-2007, 04:20 AM
OziBattler OziBattler is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: 363ing the micros
Posts: 3,940
Default Re: How do you use 2p2?

[ QUOTE ]
Thanks a lot Janelle, great post.

[/ QUOTE ]

agreed.

FWIW ive always learnt more by replying to other peoples posts rather than just posting my own. Also the times ive been wrong are often the times ive learnt the most...so dont be afraid to be wrong! Be humble and willing to accept constructive criticism and dont be afraid to ask WHY someone said "bet/fold" or some other similar one liner. In the micros many experienced posters may give short responses but if you show a willingness to learn and ask questions they often will expand their answers. This is one of the reasons why people who area actively involved in the strat forums usually learn quicker than lurkers.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-29-2007, 05:03 AM
Rek Rek is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London
Posts: 747
Default Re: How do you use 2p2?

[ QUOTE ]
Thanks a lot Janelle, great post.

[/ QUOTE ]
And like Ozi said, be humble. Many people post hands and just want confirmation that what they did was correct. They are not open to critical analysis and end up arguing. These type of players will never improve. Even when you disagree be open minded to other viewpoints. It can help you at the tables by having an idea how other players may be thinking.

If you are fairly new to poker, you may not be confident posting your opinions on hands in the strategy forum. However, a good thing to do is read new posted hands and type a "reply" into word for your own use. Once people have given their opinions compare that to your own. Then decide whether your "reply" still stands in your opinion. It is a good learning tool.

After a while post your opinions and join in fully.

Good luck
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.