nobodylikesanangrybanana

    • nobodylikesanangrybanana
      nobodylikesanangrybanana
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.02.2012 Posts: 23
      Hello!

      My name is Angry Banana and I'm from Sweden. I've been playing blackjack before, but recently started to take an interest in poker, since you make your own edge in poker (I counted cards, but in the long run I didn't make that much). I'm currently playing att 1/2 cents at Titan Poker and 888poker. I know all the basics, including positioning, etc., and now I need to know what I'm doing wrong, to improve my game. :)

      Regards

      Angry Banana
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    • nobodylikesanangrybanana
      nobodylikesanangrybanana
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.02.2012 Posts: 23
      Q1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      Well, to be honest, I was looking for the best way to earn money, besides getting a job, and someone told me that if you get good at online poker, it can be really lucrative. As I said in the previous post, I've played some black jack before, and I've always been kind of a gambler, so I guess that has something to do with it too. ;)

      Q2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      That's what I'm trying to understand myself, otherwise I probably wouldn't be here ;) I think I'm sometimes getting to excited, and I'm convincing myself that I have the best hands, and don't keep focusing on the board, and revaluate my hand. I overplay pairs sometimes too, which is kind of annoying when you know you shouldn't play hands that you're not quite sure of... :f_mad:

      Q3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?

      You're quite picky preflop, you only play hands that have good/very good potential, but when you do get these hands, you don't just check or call, you raise and reraise.

      Regards

      Angry Banana
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      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.

      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.