Poker forums

This article was posted on October 2, 2009

While there is no doubt about the fact that the best way to learn the basics of sound poker play and to eventually become successful is to study poker books and to read poker articles online, a time comes when one has to move on from that passive, theory-based vert in order to develop further as a player. Once you have the basics nailed down, you need to fine-tune your abilities and that requires a different - more advanced - approach. Like the pros who had endless poker discussions in the Mayfair Club in New York (Lederer, Zolotow etc), you too need to talk to people and address the various practical aspects of poker strategy in order to gain feedback and thus to continuously adjust your way of handling the given problem.

If you've been playing poker for a while, you're probably already a member of a poker forum or two. Pokerlistings, twoplustwo,, cardschat and  pokerjunkie are just a few such poker forums boasting massive following among players. If you're a member, you're probably also aware of the downsides of discussing your strategy issues through such poker forums.


The main problem with poker forums is that all sorts of people express all sorts of opinions there: literally. Whenever you post your question or your solution to another member's question, you're almost guaranteed to receive replies in which someone goes to great lengths to prove to you that you're in fact a jackass and that he's an almighty poker phenomenon just a tad better than Brunson , Negreanu and Ivey put together, all this without ever actually addressing the debated issue. Anyway, the bottom line is, a regular poker forum will be filled with content which is around 50-90% useless for a person who seeks specific information on something. The remaining 10-50% is generally so difficult to dig up that most members will give up on it after a few attempts to have a constructive, civilized conversation with their peers.


Featuring a revolutionary new voting system, which allows players to move certain posts up the thread or down, Pokerforum addresses this issue efficiently. If it's just a mindless rant that you have to contribute, you may as well confine it to the garbage bin yourself, and players will certainly vote it to the very bottom of the heap, as the useful stuff will rise to the top through the wisdom of the masses.

If you really want to whip that game of yours into shape, is the best way to do it through interaction with other poker players. By exchanging constructive and truly useful thoughts, you'll be surprised at how many things others are willing to teach you for free.

As they say, the best things in life are free, all you have to do is to find a way to turn all that free goodness into something material. offers you a straightforward way to milk the popular wisdom to the max when it comes to poker strategy.

Make sure you take advantage of it.