# Manuel

• Bronze
Joined: 22.11.2011
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 . 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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• Black
Joined: 20.07.2008
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.

Lesson #1

The whole course plan:
Overview of Beginners Course

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

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

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

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

Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
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?
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?
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

Greetings Manuel
• Bronze
Joined: 22.11.2011
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....

• Black
Joined: 20.07.2008
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.