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    • macicasan
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 162
      My name is Marius! I'm playing poker for 10 months, but not whit success, especially at cash game. At this moment i'm playing mostly sng's whit few profit.
      i want to participate on this course because i consider that cash game is the basics of poker game and i want to improve it to beat low stakes.
  • 3 replies
    • purplefizz
      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      hi macicasan,

      welcome to our beginner's course! hopefully you will learn lots and lots to help your game move forward. it's up to our coaches to guide you, but the harder you work, the more it will pay off.

      good luck!

    • macicasan
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 162
      Thank you for the welcoming, purplefizz!

      Homework for lesson 1.
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      before founding pokerstrategy i consider poker as a game of casino, which is based on luck and nothing all. But after reading articles and experiences from other players, i knew at that moment that i can make a career in this game and live on it. I'm a volleyball player and i have at most 10 years more to play it for living, so i want to start now to build my career in poker and who knows, maibe quit volleyball.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      Some the weaknesses i noticed when i play are: i play when i'm tired after volleyball practices, i'm still tilting when i loose an important hand, i don't use well the statistics from PT3 at the tables, i don't do a good table selection, i don't put the players on a range of hands, i don't evaluate my game after a session or a specific number of hands.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight-aggressive?
      Means to play a restricted range of hands, to take full advantage from position at the table, to bet the hand whit enough amount of chips to make the villain take hard decisions,
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello macicasan,

      Wow! That's great to have a sports player here who earns living from it. How is it? Guess there is no point to ask if you like it or not. If you didn't you wouldn't play it? :)

      Playing tired can cause a lot problems. Usually you are more moody when tired and get more easily angry. Which means you get easily tilty which is towards you playing less your A-game. You have to find a way to adjust to that. For example against tilt:
      Easiest wait 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 wanting. Some may put it higher, some lower. And after the stop you can easily just spend some time with evaluating your play.

      About stats, you don't have to use them at the very beginning. You can easily even play without them. Although the higher you get the more likely you will need it. Elephant is for free, use it. :)

      At the lower stakes table selection ain't that important but on higher stakes you definitely have to pick more the tables since we don't want to play only against regulars.

      Most of the other weakness you wrote can easily be fixed with you posting hands. We will start writing feedback to your play. And usually negative feedback will put you into thinking phase and trying to fix all those leaks. It's almost the same as you loose money, you will remember it more than winning part.

      Welcome to the Course and Best of luck! First points earned.