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Learning Trajectories

The purpose of this page is to present paths to success at a variety of price points and for a variety of learning styles.  For each learning style, click the link to be sent to a page with suggested learning paths that include written material, coaching, and videos.  Each learning style's page includes a range of trajectories and price points.

Poker Learning Styles

Structured Theoretical - Needs organized information, a linear study progression, rules-based guidance, and top-down thinking process.

Structured Empirical - Accumulates data through play and evolves/improves through post-game analysis. Rigorous and disciplined, bottom-up thinking process.


Structured Mathematical  - Sees the math problems in every hand, and approaches organized theoretical and empirical study through that lens.  


Adaptive Empirical - Learns through playing, adjusting to unfamiliar situations, and accruing experience with common situations.


Psychological Intuitive  - Reads opponents very well and acts instinctively, capable of non-standard plays, very good at assessing action frquencies and ranges.  


Adaptive Agitator - Tries unusual lines to learn from opponent's reaction, always prefers playing the out-exploiting game over playing equilibrium strategies.


Rigid Technician - Likes strict guidelines and has a tough time deviating.  Generally well-studied and analytical, but not creative or adaptive.


Dialectical Interactive - Learns best from dialogue and debates with peers and coaches, excellent at seeing all angles and parsing similar but different situations.


Balanced Studious - Multi-discplinary student, consolidates and analyzes information well, aims to construct a strong version of standard strategy.


Balanced Deductive - Multi-disciplinary, mathematical/theoretical but prioritizes logical reasoning over  calculations and statistics.

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