GunnarPB

    • GunnarPB
      GunnarPB
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2011 Posts: 28
      I've started playing poker online last year on FTP playing sit'n goes but i was a more casual player and i stopped playing after like 2 months. So this year i decided to come back playing but then where the f@#$ is my bankroll !!!! dam it black Friday. Thx god PP was offering a 50$ bankroll, so i decided to take it but this time i wanted to start playing cash game and put some really good effort in it but i have no cash game experience, so here i am(rock you like a hurricane) ^^
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    • GunnarPB
      GunnarPB
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2011 Posts: 28
      So here is my lesson 1 homework

      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker? I've always been a pc gamer but sometime ago i just got kinda tired of playing and decided to do more productive things but i always like the competition. I was already familiar with poker (i grown up watching my dad playing poker with his friends in the living room, and now a days my dad owns(with 3 more friends) a live card room) so why not use my spare time to put some good effort in something that can give me the pleasure that computer gaming gives me but still gives me money? It's just a +EV situation that i had to take. So I'm pretty dedicated in to making this profitable hobby.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker? One of my main weakness i would say is that keep punish and thinking about a mistake a did and sometimes this just ruins my entire session. I also keep looking at my win rate at the session all the time when I'm loosing.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive? Means playing just a few selected hands but when you play it you do it aggressively. Means if someone is the bully you make sure that you are him.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #1 Done! Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck.

      Yeah, the Black Friday killed a lot of action in poker and a lot BR is stuck there. :(

      Huh, nice what kind of card room is it? I mean is it a place where people can join and have some fun and play any kind of cards, or like a bar?

      It's just horrible to be too much self-critical. Just ignore what happened, it will rather destroy your game in long run. You will get tilty and by that you will loose a lot more money, for example against tilt:
      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.

      Also I would advice you to post some hands so we could take a look how you doing and what kind of play-style you have.

      Watching the win-rate and winnings during the session is just bad, you will rather make yourself tilty again and of course get distracted. Try to ignore it.

      Tight style is usually called playing rather 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.
    • GunnarPB
      GunnarPB
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2011 Posts: 28
      Originally posted by veriz

      Huh, nice what kind of card room is it? I mean is it a place where people can join and have some fun and play any kind of cards, or like a bar?

      it's more like a poker club actually people just play poker there but in theory you could organize other kinds of card play there, they have a nice bar there but people go there to play not drink =P, there are tournaments being host almost every night with different buy-ins depending on the week day, they have cash game tables too with different limits(min would be NL50 i think and max Nl200). Once in a while they host some bigger tournaments too like 100k,200k guaranteed or a satellite for a bigger tournament(BSOP, LAPT for instance). But it's a nice place to go too if you wanna drink something and watch people playing or even bring your laptop and play there.
      here is the site if you wanna take a look: http://www.ablucarteado.com.br/ (it's in Portuguese so you might not understand what's written there but they have some pictures of the place so you can take a look if you want and have an idea of how the place is)

      Here is my lesson 2 homework

      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why? i think it would be raising with lower pairs when everyone fold in the SB if BB is a BS because we get good fold equity and if villain calls you are still under the call 20 rule
      Question 2: Do you have questions about your preflop play? Post your hand for evaluation. I have already posted some hands, here is one of them: NL2 FR - QTs
      Question 3: What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range? 5% means 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo. 46.32%

      BTW thanks for the tips and the reply :) .
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #2 Done!

      Looks like a nice play. :) Guess it's kinda casino but you don't have any laws there which force to pay money for government?

      Playing PPs can be in long run be very profitable, we could even say that you earn the most money with them. You can always try out either you play them profitable or not by check the programs either you are doing great on early position with PPs or not and base according to that.

      About Question #3:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    46.32%  37.92%   8.41% { AKo }
      UTG+1  53.68%  45.27%   8.41% { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo }

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