• mscondominator
      Joined: 26.06.2011 Posts: 26

      straight to it.

      Q1: What is your motivation for playing poker?: I LOVE IT! seriously obcessed with how complicated/simple the same cards can be in different scenarios, The people (internet hard guys make me laaarf). The potential money :) I may never get there, but i will kick myself if i dont try.

      Q2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?: Deffinantly playing when tired. Others include: knowing when opponents have me beat but calling because i hope im wrong. Pushing in silly positions. Over estimating my opponents abilities and my own :P

      [B]Q3: What does it mean to play Tight Aggressive?[:/B] Okay. I think playing tight aggressive means too raise aggressively with great starting hands and following through aggressively if variables (flop cards, opponents bets, reads etc) allow.
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    • 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.

      Playing tired can cause a lot problems. Usually you are moody when tired and get easily angry. Which means you get easily tilty that brings towards you playing less your A-game. You have to find a way to adjust to that. For example against tilt:
      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.

      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.