kolonel71

    • kolonel71
      kolonel71
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.06.2009 Posts: 193
      Hey all,

      Having a break from the SNG world at the moment, but always looking for ways to improve my game, and decided to grind out some study and work on the NL Beginners Course. Looks like a pretty amazing resource, and whats more, its free. :D

      Dont expect to be playing 100NL within the first month, but would be great to actually learn the game as it should. Over time i have played many forms of the game, with a bit of coaching here and there, and had some modest results. There are a couple areas of my game, not just skillset, that i want to conquer, and felt that this could be the answer. Working full time, this program should suit me well.

      Not sure i get any credits as a mature age student (dont ask), but best place begin with is obviously at the start.

      Look forward to working with a few members as well to hopefully help everyone work there way to achieve what they want. For me, to have a strong grasp of the concepts involved i nbecoming a winning player.

      Onwards and Upwards.......... :s_cool: :s_cool: :s_cool:

  • 6 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck kolonel71,

      Hopefully you will enjoy around here. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, we will be around for you. Meanwhile good luck on tables, we will be waiting for your homework.

      Unfortunately the Course plan is right now down but it will be fixed soon. :)

      Best Regards.
    • kolonel71
      kolonel71
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.06.2009 Posts: 193
      Originally posted by veriz
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck kolonel71,
      Thank you kindly.


      Originally posted by veriz
      Unfortunately the Course plan is right now down but it will be fixed soon. :)

      Best Regards.
      Hopefully up and running tonight so i can get started.
    • kolonel71
      kolonel71
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.06.2009 Posts: 193
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      To continue learning the game, and know that i want to be the better player at the table. To learn how to correctly adjust to any changes in the game, and the satisfaction on making better plays than my opponent due to that reason.

      Making money from the game will only game with the above being achieved.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      Understanding how to work on my game away from the tables effectively, and to utilise the tools available to me to their fullest. This is why i decided to start from the beginning, and learn the game correctly.

      The other area i struggle with is focus towards which poker style to commit to. Seem to get to a stage where i do ok (or get alittle tilty), then change game types thinking that it will be the easy fix.

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

      Playing a solid game, where you do not allow yourself to get into marginal spots/hands and maximise every time i should.


    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      As I read you might problems with this, have you tried this:
      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.

      Also of course we definitely going to concentrate on many different factors during the course, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

      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.
    • kolonel71
      kolonel71
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.06.2009 Posts: 193
      Originally posted by veriz
      Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Some points earned.
      Cool, wondered what happened there.