Originally Posted by theparklane
Hee lads, I'm new here and also new in ''the poker world''. Im 18 years old, living in Amstelveen, wich is a suburb of Amsterdam and don't have lots of poker knowledge so i hope you guys can provide me that.
I just finish my school exams wich means I have a 3 month holliday. I understand that i will lose some money in the beginning, but my goal is to make profit after these 3 months.
Im willing to put in the effort and I hope you can help me in reaching my goal.
First question: should i concentrate on playing tournaments on low stacks or should I play cash games, wich I fiend pretty harsh in some way.
Hey, sorry about the slow response to this. I think tournaments are a fine way to make your entry into taking poker more seriously. The math is much more manageable/accessible than it becomes with deeper stacks, they are often more engaging and exciting than cash games (someone wins at the end!), and I think in general are softer at comparable limits than most cash games.
On the other hand, I'd caution that if you're really just starting out, while I expect you could definitely turn a profit in three months, because the stakes I'd recommend would be so low, it may not be a very big profit. So I'd just... I wouldn't expect to strike it rich anytime soon. But if you just really love the game and want to use these next three months to start to take it more seriously and not go broke in the process, I think that's pretty realistic.