KozakFB

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    • KozakFB
      KozakFB
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.08.2011 Posts: 395
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      To earn money while doing something I find enjoyable

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      Tilt and nerves. I get bullied in my big blind way too easily.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?

      Playing tight aggressive is being selective about the cards you play and playing them aggressively. You won't be afraid to raise/re-raise.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      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.

      Most of the weakness you wrote can easily be fixed by posting hands (analyzing your session). We will start writing feedback to your play. Usually negative feedback will put you into thinking phase and trying to fix all those leaks. It's almost the same as you lose money, you will remember it more than winning part. By this situation it's gonna be that negative feedback you gonna remember and try to avoid them next time.

      Tight style is usually called playing 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.
    • KozakFB
      KozakFB
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.08.2011 Posts: 395
      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      With AQ and AJ from early/mid position couldn't I put in a 2xbb raise? It just seems a waste if I would fold what on most occasions would be the best hand and the only people willing to call a 2xbb raise would be those with better hands or the blinds.

      Question 2: Do you have questions about your preflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.

      No questions yet. Just following the starting chart and all the information provided by this site. Haven't found my own style yet so just sticking to what I've been taught.

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

      Dunno if I did it right but ~46%. I got approximately 46.3%



      Sucks to admit but I feel like I'm at least half a donkey :( I tilt way too easily which I really need to work on but I don't go chasing gut shots of course.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #2 Done!

      Nope, it's not a solution to min-raise with AQ or whatsoever hands. If you want to raise then you gonna raise mostly the all hands the same way from MP.

      You can always post hands into Hand Evaluation forums as well. :) So we would see at least how you playing.

      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.