Hey guys,

Previously on FTR, the Beginners Circle was the place for all micro-stakes discussion. However, because of the nature of today's games and the way the learning process works, there are now two forums, and I want to have this thread here for you to know what each of the forums is for:

The Beginners Circle is a place for people to ask questions and learn the basics of poker. We're going to be working on reforming this to being a more useful resource for beginners who need to build a solid foundation to start from, and it's more of a learning resource about poker in general.

Small Stakes NL Hold'em is a place for people who are more established to post hands, study groups and things of that nature for people who already have a bit of a foundation in place. This is more about players bouncing ideas and analysis off of each other than it is trying to start fresh and learn the game.

Now it's important to point out that you're welcome to post in both as much as you want. We have a friendly group of players who would love to see your hand histories posted in the SSNL forum for advice, and we would also like to see your more basic questions or concerns in the Beginners Circle.

If you are confused about where you should post, then just pick whichever one makes sense. If it's in the wrong place, then a moderator will just move it to you. No big deal.