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    • Nosssweat
      Joined: 23.06.2009 Posts: 112
      Im Nosssweat and I'm 22 years old and live in Nottingham, England. I have been playing poker for about 3 and a half years. Im doing this course to hopefully fix some leaks in my game. After using my roll for different reasons and taking a year plus break I'm back. I have a baby on the way so with not much spare cash I deposited $10 on pokerstars which currently stands at $39. Ill be playing NL$2 till i (hopefully) reach $100.
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    • Nosssweat
      Joined: 23.06.2009 Posts: 112
      Homework 1

      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      I often feel like a jack of all trades but a master of none. I play poker to hopefully become good enough to be able to add some to my income in the future as well as my proper job and win money that means something (not much at NL$2 :D )

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      I sometimes get bored easily and play too many hands, mostly when im down and tilting. on the other scale sometimes i play too tight.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      Tight aggressive is playing tight until you find good starting hands but when you do play the aggressive. This works because if your waiting for good starting hands you will often have the best hand when you hit and there isn't as many hard decisions to make
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Easiest way to fight against tilt is to set up stop-loss technique. Which means if you for example have lost more than 3BIs for a session then you just stop the session for some time. The BI amount is set up from your own results. Some may put it higher, some lower. Also after the stop you can spend some time with evaluation part to become better.

      Boredom in poker is like boredom at work. You going to start to do things which you shouldn't and which might even put you doing those things which you shouldn't do. Like playing too loose, playing too many hands, calling too loose at showdowns. All those kind of mistakes will cost you a lot in poker. Now think of poker as making money and working for the money, don't you want to make money? Which means you also have to find anything against the boredom. For some it might be fixed with playing more tables, some trying to force themselves against the boredom and always try to remind yourself what you are doing on the tables. Try out different things for yourself but try to fix the leak with the boredom. Boredom may force you doing also such things which may distract your game. Distractions therefore can make to also loose money:

      Easiest way to not get distracted, just try always remind yourself. I have to close the browser(or whatever you have as distraction)! I am trying to win money here and make something for living not watching something on youtube(etc). This might work for some. Also train that on every session and at some spot you will get used to that. For yourself you might even have to find other way. But the best thing is to always remind what you came to do on table.

      Most of the weakness you wrote can easily be fixed by posting hands (analyzing your session). We will start writing feedback to your play. Usually negative feedback will put you into thinking phase and trying to fix all those leaks. It's almost the same as you lose money, you will remember it more than winning part. By this situation it's gonna be that negative feedback you gonna remember and try to avoid them next time.

      Tight style is usually called playing selected hands. Like following the Starting Hand Chart. Aggressive should be also pretty clear that already the word says how you should be playing. But the problem playing aggressively is that you have to watch that you don't play too aggressive. Find good spots, find good targets. About The tight-aggressive strategy you can read in this article: "What is the Big Stack Strategy?"

      Hopefully you will enjoy the Course. Some points earned.