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    • gonzo111
      Joined: 09.11.2011 Posts: 2
      Hi everyone my name is James im 30 years old and im from manchester. I`v been playing poker on and off for about 10 years now so im not really a beginer but having gone though nearly all the coaching videos that my currant level allows me to, i feel like a complete novice with the amount of infomation there is to take in. Any way i feel im ready to take on the massive challenge now i have plenty of time on my hands after recently the army.
      Any help that anyone can give me to improve my game will be greatly appreciated ;)

      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 earn money, and become good enough to play full as my main income for living.

      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.)

      i think im main meakness is when my bank roll get big i seem to try the bigger limits and lose my whole bankroll and have to start again, all i think that the amount of tables i have to play at once is maybe far to many, but i see it as the only way of keeping me from playing ok hands but from bad positions..e.g not had a playable hand for 15+ hands then get a Q9 suited MP1 and just have to play it.

      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.)

      Tight aggressive is where you wait for premiam hands or good poistion and only play about 1 hand in every 10 and when u play it your either raising or re-raising and playing ur hand aggressively.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Wow, 10 years of poker. That must be really amazing feeling. :) And as you see still enjoyable from many different views. Any big winnings yet?

      Bankroll-management is a common leak some people. They just don't see how important it's actually to follow the BRM. Without following it you could say that you are just gambling with your money. For that reason we really need to find a way how we gonna follow strictly to the BRM and never try to play besides it. Or it will be hard to make you a good poker player. Try to find a way, just force yourself to follow the rule even if it's hard at the beginning.

      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.