Getting used to playing

    • PokerPaul18
      PokerPaul18
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 24
      Hey guys,

      I recently registered but never got approved for the free bankroll even though I passed to quiz, funny thing is. The same photo PokerStrategy refused of my I.D. both PartyPoker and PokerStars accepted.

      Anyway, it's not really about that because I was just looking for a riskfree way to start as I do have some money I could put in. I put in $50 on both PartyPoker and PokerStars and ended up losing it on both sites.

      I got a little carried away, I stuck to the starting hands chart yes. But when it came to post-flop play I bluffed when I shouldn't off, I called when I should of folded because I thought I had good hands even when they re-raised and I knew they had the possibility of the flush.

      So really it was my own fault. But to practice postflop play and get better before I re-invest I was wondering if anyone knew of any good software that I could use to do this? Or would it be best to play "play money". I was thinking software would be better because it would play properly and people on play money I think would be just rather not too interested on how they play.

      So what do you guys think?
  • 5 replies
    • MichaelGotAA
      MichaelGotAA
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      Joined: 23.03.2010 Posts: 90
      I wouldn't really recommend playing for play money. People play completely different in play money games. You could try playing in freerolls. Maybe you may even win some money to help you try again.
    • TiciBoy
      TiciBoy
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      Joined: 13.01.2010 Posts: 1,235
      First of all read all available articles here. I see you are silver, so there is enough articles about pre-flop and post-flop (flop, turn, river) play. If you stick to suggested strategy, you will do ok on micro limits. ;)

      What limits did you play with your 50$?
    • PokerPaul18
      PokerPaul18
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 24
      I don't think it was so much to do with my sticking to the strategy but rather deviating when it came to getting pulled into playing post-flop.

      I played the limit suggested $0.01/$0.02 then when I lost big, to good hands. I went into tilt mode.

      If I was multi-tabling that would results in opening more tables and losing more money from stupidity.
    • joecar
      joecar
      Silver
      Joined: 09.04.2008 Posts: 347
      don't bluff @ micros
    • Hadi
      Hadi
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.08.2009 Posts: 12,303
      Originally posted by PokerPaul18
      I don't think it was so much to do with my sticking to the strategy but rather deviating when it came to getting pulled into playing post-flop.

      I played the limit suggested $0.01/$0.02 then when I lost big, to good hands. I went into tilt mode.

      If I was multi-tabling that would results in opening more tables and losing more money from stupidity.
      Not necessarily - think about it: When you're playing one table, game gets stale and boring quickly and if you hit a bad beat, it'll take you down mentally. Keeping it interesting is an important part.

      But of course you shouldn't overestimate yourself when it comes to this, because that will send you on a straight path to going broke ;)

      I recommend you to stick to TiciBoys advice and read up on the following articles:

      Post-Flop Basics: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1550/
      Post-Flop - You have the initiative: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1565/
      Post-Flop: Your opponent has the initiative: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1566/
      Post-Flop - Noone has the initiative: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1567/

      And maybe get a stress ball against the tilt ;)

      Hadi