Manuel

    • Manuel8043
      Manuel8043
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.11.2011 Posts: 293
      Hello,

      Let me introduce myself. I am Manuel and I live in the Netherlands. I am 32 years old and started playing poker for an half year ago. A short time ago I started playing at Poker770 with the $50 starting money. After playing 7500 hands my bankroll is right now $51 :P . Now I have made the decision to have a serious study about poker and it starts right here. I have seen already some videos but that doesn't matter, I will have another look at them.

      Best regards,

      Manuel
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    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck Manuel8043,

      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.

      You can now start with your 1st Lesson:
      Lesson #1

      The whole course plan:
      Overview of Beginners Course

      Best Regards.
    • Manuel8043
      Manuel8043
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.11.2011 Posts: 293
      Homework lesson #1:

      Read the following articles:
      - The Rules of Texas Hold'em :heart:
      - What is BSS :heart:
      - 7 tips on how to become a succesfull NL player :heart:
      - putting theory in practice :heart:

      Watch the videos:
      - Lesson 1; about the course and pokerstrategy.com :heart:

      Amend the live coaching sessions:
      - Coaching podcast - live coaching week 1 :heart:

      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker? :heart:
      My motivation for playing poker is because I like the game a lot and I want to
      become a decent poker player who knows all about the parts of poker. Especially the mathematical part has my interests.

      It would also be nice to make some money so I can reward my family with
      some nice things.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker? :heart:
      My weakness is for sure my postflop game. I think preflop is ok, but postflop is
      not good at all. Too much bluffs and not folding good hands. Also here is the
      mathematical part important I think.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive? :heart:
      Tight aggresive is in my opinion the following:
      - only play good starting hands (for now the SHC)
      - play aggressive
      - don't hesitate to fold good hands if you don't hit
      - play position
      - only bluff in right situations
      - use a good bankroll management

      Ok, I think this is my homework for lesson #1. If there are any questions or
      comments, please let me know.

      Greetings Manuel
    • Manuel8043
      Manuel8043
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.11.2011 Posts: 293
      Maybe it's a good idea to post my current stats at the beginning of this course, so I can see the difference ( I hope ) after a while....

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

      Witt that sample of the stats it's not much to do. :( It could change a lot with couple more K hands either to better side or worse. But overall right now they seems to be good. Only the W$SD is really bad which may tell that you going to much to showdown and not winning at all.

      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 tilt? Do you adjust something against it? 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.