review session (especially cash)

    • cekpirus88
      cekpirus88
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      Joined: 16.06.2011 Posts: 441
      hey everyone, I am still at the beginning as I have not made any significant profit. so my question is where I am wrong? in which spots I do not play correctly?
      I was wondering how often winning players review their hands and how.
      especially for cash poker where the hands are not in chronological order which do you review? just the losses?thanks
  • 8 replies
    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
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      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,764
      I'm guessing you don't use any programs, such as Holdem Manager or Poker Tracker?

      If not, Holdem Manager does offer a 30 Day Trail which would help you review your sessions alot more, and the Small Stakes Version (I guess you'r in the Micro's?) is a reasonable $60 for a Lifetime Membership, Maybe cheaper as I think PS does some sort of promotion :)
    • esuohdla
      esuohdla
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      Joined: 08.05.2011 Posts: 411
      Review your decent sized losses and wins, and any spot that you had to think about or any hand that was confusing for you.
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      I moved this to the relevant board guys:)

      You can also use PokerStrategy.com Elephant software to analyse your hands. Its for free and we're here to help out if you get stuck.

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    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi there cekpirus88,
      Ingrid and MattDennes have suggested some great stuff there for you!

      I suggest in addition that you learn the articles and watch beginner videos first, even attend coachings then play for say, oh, an hour or an hour and a half, then come off whether you're winning or losing it doesn't matter.
      I would then analyze my game, the big wins and losses as mentioned by esuolhdla [thank you for that :) ] and also take MattDenness' [always knows his stuff] advice about holdem Manager (H.E.M.) or PokerTracker (P.T.); there are others but these seem to be the most popular.

      Post hands on the hand evaluation forums - argue if you think you are right! - learn then play some more.
      I would strongly suggest if you are a real beginner, to learn oh, twicw a long as you play! Boring, maybe, but not if you want ot crush those games!

      You can win a hand or game and still play it badly, which will lose you a lot of money in the long term. :f_cry:


      Best regards and have fun,

      Mal.
    • slipkn6t
      slipkn6t
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      Joined: 27.06.2011 Posts: 5,658
      Watch Bogdan's videos about analysing hands histories.
      Basic:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/18345
      Silver:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/18827
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/19112
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/19495
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/21543
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/22042
      Gold:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/19911
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/20120
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/20742
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/20986
    • MarkQuick
      MarkQuick
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      Joined: 06.12.2010 Posts: 1,343
      Originally posted by cekpirus88
      hey everyone, I am still at the beginning as I have not made any significant profit. so my question is where I am wrong? in which spots I do not play correctly?
      I was wondering how often winning players review their hands and how.
      especially for cash poker where the hands are not in chronological order which do you review? just the losses?thanks
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    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      thank you slipkn6t :heart:
    • pleno1
      pleno1
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      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      Hey,

      Some great advice in here, one of the most important parts of poker is reviewing your play and looking for ways of improvement.

      Some great links to videos in the thread although over time you will pick up your own style.

      I like to first look at my VPIP/PFR and then if they are not normal I try to find out why, for example, if I have a >15 3bet % I will filter my HEM and only review 3bet pots and see if I was spewing etc.

      Reviewing immediately after a session is important as you can remember dynamics alot better. When coaching people, we sometimes analyse hands played a week before and they are like errrrrrr. So even if you want to go into depth in 1 week or 10 days later, spending 20 minutes making notes about dynamics on certain regs (you should also do this in live play) is extremely beneficial to learning.

      Happy studying
      Patrick