(Original post by DudeRugs)
play 1c-2c games on pokerstars (9/10max tables), start with $10 dollars. Consider that $10 your learning fee (put on $2 per game, 1 table at a time, 5 buyins).
Only play these starting hands: Ace jack, Ace Queen, Ace King, and and pocket pair from 99+
(when no cards in the middle)
-Raise pre flop with any of these in any position. Don't ever call preflop (while you learn), instead reraise people with (JJ/QQ/KK/AK/AQ) or fold if others are raising and reraising. Its pretty safe to go all in no matter what with QQ/KK/AA/AK pre flop.
(3 cards in the middle)
-If you raised pre flop - Raise on the flop, if you miss and they call, don't put another penny into the flop.
(4th card in the middle)
You don't even want to carry on with thinking at this point, your option is to be happy to go all in or just check/fold.
This is pretty much very very very simple strategy if you have no clue how to play (It's mainly to make $10 last long enough to get a feel for the game). You won't play many hands, it will probably bore you but you will get a feel for the game and it will help you learn from peoples advice more.
While playing 1 table, read basic strategy. Start with pre flop starting hands and position. By the time you go broke you should be able to be profitable in 1c-2c games, or at least be able to understand guides better.
Tight = playing few starting hands
Loose = playing loads of starting hands
Aggressive = raising alot
Passive = check/calling alot
Try to play Tight/aggressive. Don't play many hands, but play them strong.
Also don't get angry if you get sucked out on. It happens. A lot.