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    • reflexbv
      Joined: 10.09.2010 Posts: 34
      Homework 1

      :diamond: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      This game is amazing becouse of the many things u can enjoy,and the first is freedom so on long term poker can be a wonderful job for me.No boss ,u can decide whenever are the "working hours" ,vacatinos.Anoher thing if poker can make me a disciplined person and help in personal developing.

      :diamond: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      I think sometimes even if i know i'm beat i make that last call.I like more to play then study is one of my biggest weakness becouse i've seen to many good players this advice" at the beginning the study is topmost"

      :diamond: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      Playing only the better starting hands and raising a lot with them. It works because if one plays tighter then his opponents he will have a starting hand advantage. Playing aggressive results in both more fold equity and more value from the worst hands.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      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 fighting against tilt? How do you adjust against it?

      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.