Slow learner

    • spacedraptor
      spacedraptor
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      Joined: 27.07.2011 Posts: 12
      Been playing quite badly & consistantly losing on party poker i've been playing tight & aggressive but with not much progress, so a rethink was in order.

      I took a look at Zynga poker on facebook where you just play for points & leveling up. I've been playing 1 table sit & go's & at first crashing out in 5 place most of the time. but it has helped me develop my game to a point now where i'm hitting consistant 1 place rankings.

      now i'm feeling a lot more positive about carrying on in the game i love to play.
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    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
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      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      Hey spacedraptor,

      Dont be disheartened by your losses just let it give you extra incentive to improve have you been using all our:
      Strategy articles
      Training videos
      Free live coachings
      Strategy forums

      I linked you to the strategy forums for SNGs there i just assumed thats what you play if not then just let me know il link you the write section :) if you make the most of these and combine them with making some good poker playing friends within the community you will become a winning player soon enough.

      If you are playing SNGs btw you check out or ICM trainer software which you can find Here

      Hope this helps you in someway if you still need more help just shout,
      Carl
    • RubyWesson
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      Joined: 15.08.2010 Posts: 363
      I took a look at Zynga poker on facebook where you just play for points & leveling up. I've been playing 1 table sit & go's & at first crashing out in 5 place most of the time. but it has helped me develop my game to a point now where i'm hitting consistant 1 place rankings.
      I expect the zynga poker sngs to be very high variance beacuse of the lack of "value" to the chips. Thats not saying they cant be beaten i just advice only betting with winning hands on that platform. Your almost guranteed to double up on the nuts :D
    • spacedraptor
      spacedraptor
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      Joined: 27.07.2011 Posts: 12
      Originally posted by RubyWesson
      I took a look at Zynga poker on facebook where you just play for points & leveling up. I've been playing 1 table sit & go's & at first crashing out in 5 place most of the time. but it has helped me develop my game to a point now where i'm hitting consistant 1 place rankings.
      I expect the zynga poker sngs to be very high variance beacuse of the lack of "value" to the chips. Thats not saying they cant be beaten i just advice only betting with winning hands on that platform. Your almost guranteed to double up on the nuts :D
      yeah i've been sitting waiting for big hands & raising & your right i just double up but there are some really good players on there as well as you go up in chip value, i'm just saving my small Bankroll so as i can definately get some profit it out of it.

      thankyou all for the help
    • dubadal
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      Joined: 05.09.2008 Posts: 263
      First of all - good luck, keep learning/practicing and you will get there!

      2nd: poker has to be fun! As long as you have fun - learning will be easier.

      So:
      1) Start playing live (more) against friends for micro stakes, talk about poker, discuss each others tells etc. Cash is better than tourneys for homegames imho. If your friends-friend has a game you never visited - go there, change of scenery is great! Start a poker club at your work/school etc. Once I was so desperate - I tought my mum how to play...

      2) Learn and play other forms of poker than nl holdem. Pick a game, read about, fall in love with it, hate it, move on. Peoples say that draw games might be the next IT, since everyone knows everything about Holdem & Omaha.

      3) Put quality time into watching poker shows! High stakes poker (first 5 seasons), poker after dark, the big game, WPT, even WSOP. Commentary is quite good and its more fun than listening for hours to a 22-year old germinglish (c) narrative of moving pixels. Most of those can be found on PS media forum, youtube, pokertube, some torrent site etc.

      4) Learn Rounders by heart, learn tells from Maverick and stud from Cincinatti kid

      5) Please!!! Stop using zynga poker. A friend of mine spent hours there over a few months and his game actually got worse!!!!

      6) Do more, but shorter online sessions with 1-2 tables. Review your hands (don't even need a tracker, if you can't be bothered to install one)

      7) Be honest about money: how much can you afford to loose on poker per month without kicking yourself? How much can you afford to spend on having fun with poker per month?

      8) Read some good poker books:
      Check raising the devil
      The professor, the banker & the suicide king
      In the world full of fat people
      Ace on the river

      That should keep you busy and out of the sun for some time. You can do it!
      duba
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Thanks for the great read duba :)

      How is pokerish going spacedraptor? show us some graphs/hands? Let's start the discussion and see where you need improvements!

      Looking forward
      Ingrid
    • spacedraptor
      spacedraptor
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      Joined: 27.07.2011 Posts: 12
      i woudn't even know how to post that info, to be honest i think this is my last post on this site because i have just found out i can't generate stratagy points to progress through your ranks, because i didn't create my accouts that i use through your site. i won't ever invest money onto party poker again just because I don't trust the site. After finding out all the CEO's have been up in court for wrong doings.
      also do i really wanna do business with people that made there money from porn site, not really.

      many thanks for the help from everybody on this site & i wish you all the luck in the future