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    • jsd75
      Joined: 07.08.2011 Posts: 7
      Hi everyone,
      This is my Introduction for the NL Beginners' course. My name is Josélio and I'm from Portugal. I've just started to play freerolls, micro-limit NLH, for one year.

      Good afternoon, coaches!
  • 2 replies
    • jsd75
      Joined: 07.08.2011 Posts: 7
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      -My main motivation is it would be nice to be able some sort of income from my hobby and next year is built up the bankroll.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      -Probably bluffing too often with big pots. I often get impatient if I don't get noticeable results fast. When people make a lot of action against me I think I get too nervous and easily raise up to go all-in

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight-aggressive?
      -Play tight means to have only play select strong hands, taking into account position at the table, and any raises, or calls previous to your actions. Play aggressive to make your opponents difficult decisions.
    • 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.

      Impatience is actually a huge leak for a lot of poker players. You have to find yourself a way how you gonna ignore it or make it disappear. Try every time remind yourself! Forcing into your life to be more patient in any activity you do, not only poker. Force! Force! Force! Always remind what you came to do and the patience will just help you earning more salary not the opposite. The more you practice, the more you will get used to it and even at some point realize that you even ignoring it.

      What about tilt? Do you adjust against tilt? For example:
      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.