Ave27

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    • Ave27
      Ave27
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.01.2007 Posts: 171
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker? My motivation is mainly fun, I really enjoy the game, the mindset, and the skill involved. My other motivation is money. I have fun play poker and can also win money by doing it.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker? After playing for awhile i sometimes don't think enough about a hand, i also try to make to many moves against fish when i should just play straight up.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive? Being tight aggressive to me is about picking the right spots. you wait for good cards or spots, then try and get your money in when you are ahead. you raise for protection and value. you don't throw your money away playing to loose and you get value for your cards by being aggressive and getting money into the pot.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Cool to have people from Canada. :)

      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.

      What about tilt adjustment, do you have any?

      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.
    • Ave27
      Ave27
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.01.2007 Posts: 171
      i used to tilt but now that i've started playing serious and watched as many video's as i could and read as many books as i could find the time for, i havn't had a real problem with tilt. today i had pocket ace's cracked by pocket 55's, i laughed and turned on some of my fav music. which is how i deal with my tilt. if i get upset, i put on some music and get cheered up, i also play 9 tables and don't focuse on the loss cuz i have 8 other tables i get to focus on.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Ave27
      i used to tilt but now that i've started playing serious and watched as many video's as i could and read as many books as i could find the time for, i havn't had a real problem with tilt. today i had pocket ace's cracked by pocket 55's, i laughed and turned on some of my fav music. which is how i deal with my tilt. if i get upset, i put on some music and get cheered up, i also play 9 tables and don't focuse on the loss cuz i have 8 other tables i get to focus on.
      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.