Dysko777

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    • DYSKO777
      DYSKO777
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      Joined: 31.03.2011 Posts: 82
      Hi Everybody...David here from London....play mainly live poker in casinos and clubs in London...trying to learn more by playing online but not easy to balance the two.
      Took part in the last school but didnt quite finish the exam..so will make an extra effort to study more this time.
    • DYSKO777
      DYSKO777
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      Joined: 31.03.2011 Posts: 82
      Hello..David here from London..play mainly live cash games in casinos and clubs here. Difficult to balance with online poker but will try my best to learn as much as possible in the new school..

      Good Luck to everybody...Dysko.
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      hi dysko777,

      welcome to our beginner's course! hopefully this course will help you in your transition from live to online play.

      i see you've created another thread, will try to merge them together here :)

      good luck with this course! hopefully you will be able to finish this time.

      smiles,
      wendy
    • DYSKO777
      DYSKO777
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      Joined: 31.03.2011 Posts: 82
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker? (Be as vague or specific as you want with this one, but try to think of all the reasons and elaborate on them.)
      My main motivation for playing poker is to win money which I have been doing in live cash games for nearly 20 years. However I also want to be the best player I can be so am always studying and learning which is a never ending process. At the same time I always want to enjoy playing poker and it has also become the main part of my social life..as i'm getting too old now to go out clubbing..lol.
      Am definitely improving online playing small stakes since I have been studying with PS. Because I play live nearly everyday not always easy to study the online game as much as I want but am doing as much as I can.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker? (What are the mistakes you know you are making during your games? Are you playing while you're tired? Are you tilting easily? Want to see the showdown too much? Write down as many as you think are affecting you.)

      My main weakness online because I am playing small stakes is not always playing by best game, but am definitely improving online and must make the best decisions whatever the size of game.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive? (Describe in your own words what playing tight aggressive is and why does it work.)

      Playing TAG for me is mainly having a lot of patience and discipline waiting for good starting hands so I am not playing a lot of hands and then playing them strongly and aggressively.
      Also have to be able to pass a big hand when I feel that I am beat.
    • DYSKO777
      DYSKO777
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      Joined: 31.03.2011 Posts: 82
      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than how it is in the BSS Starting Hands Chart, and why? (Are there any hands you would play differently? Do you have a problem or question about how a specific hand or hands are to be played?)

      If the game is aggressive with lots of preflop raising would definitely limp mor ewth big hands in early position to get callers dead money in the pot to then reraise.
      In a tight game..raise more on button against tight players in the blinds, sometim es with any two.

      Question 2: Post a hand for evaluation where you have a question regarding your pre-flop play. ( Post your hand in the Handevaluation forums, and provide a link to your hand in your private thread in the Locker Room.)
      20NL 6 max AQ 4bet pre???


      Question 3: What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range? 5% means: 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo?

      46.32% with Equilab.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Wow, playing 20 years of cash games already. :) That's really amazing! And you still really enjoying it. That's great to hear!

      Well, online poker is whole different world. :) I would say if you can play profitable in online poker then you are able to play it profitable in live poker as well. Therefore I would really advice even to play online poker. Much faster hands, more situations, people who help like the community here, courses, etc.

      Well, but even if you play low stakes. So what? You ain't there for gamble! Just force yourself to play it like on normal tables. Don't take playing on small stakes like some kind of gamble-place. :) You will get a stupid habit and might do the same moves on higher limits. That's not an excuse to play bad because it's just low-stakes.

      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Some more points earned.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #2 Done!

      Well, limping is just horrible in EP when you open-limp. You wont play with this play profitable in long run. I see that kind of play a lot in live poker although it's pretty much the same. Limpers just wont play their hands profitable in long run. So therefore I would really rather advice you to fold or either raise. Stick to the chart what PS offers you. :)

      Totally agree with you about the stealing ranges. They can be very easily be balanced with even wider range. Depending on the opponent you can as well put a wider stealing range. Against some shorties you can even steal with smaller raise. But don't overdo the stealing situations. Sometimes you might just put yourself into too many difficult spots if opening with marginal hands.

      Hopefully you enjoy the School so far. Some more points earned.