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    • Yskonijn
      Joined: 03.12.2011 Posts: 1
      Question 1: what is your motivation for playing poker?

      :spade: my motivation is to actually earn money while doing something that i like and that is playing poker. another motivation is i would really be know as one of the best in the world.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      :heart: My weaknesses is that after a while i start to play weaker startinghands. in the beginning it ok but i tend to soften up. i think i get a little bored after a while. i also overplay my hands i guess, i mean that i to often think that my hand is good.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?

      :diamond: I think that it means that you only play good starting hands, and if you do play a hand you play it agressively.
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    • 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.

      Boredom in poker is like boredom at work. You start to do things which you shouldn't. Like playing too loose, playing too many hands, calling too loose at showdowns. All those kind of mistakes will cost you a lot in poker. Now think of poker as working for the money, you spend specific amount of time to earn. Which means you also have to find anything against the boredom. For some it might be fixed with playing more tables, some trying to force themselves against the boredom and always try to remind yourself what you are doing on the tables. Try out different things for yourself but try to fix the leak with the boredom. Boredom may force you doing also such things which may distract your game. Distractions therefore can make to also loose money:
      Easiest way to not get distracted, just try always remind yourself. I have to close the browser(or whatever you have as distraction)! I am trying to win money here and make something for living not watching something on youtube (etc). This might work for some. Also train that on every session and at some spot you will get used to that. For yourself you might even have to find other way. But the best thing is to always remind what you came to do on table.

      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.