Hi there

    • PYRATE73
      PYRATE73
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      Joined: 18.12.2011 Posts: 4
      Hi there my name is mick, I have been playing for a couple of years now
      Started doing really well on 3.50 no limit sngs on poker stars got up to about 150 bucks but now I have about 30 so figured its time to start see what I'm doing wrong
      Thanks
      Mick
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    • MarkQuick
      MarkQuick
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      Joined: 06.12.2010 Posts: 1,343
      Hi PYRATE73,

      Welcome to our forum!

      Your bad run may be due to variance. A good way to lessen the effects of variance is to study our SnG articles & Videos and sharpen up your poker skills. You may access our latest articles/videos by clicking on the links below:

      SnG Instructional Videos.

      SnG Strategies and articles.

      I hope the above helps and if you need anything else, drop me a quick post and I'll be happy to help.

      Best of luck at the tables,

      Mark.
    • PYRATE73
      PYRATE73
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      Joined: 18.12.2011 Posts: 4
      hi there
      can someone please tell me how to start my beginners lesson please where do i get the questions from

      sorry for being useless
      thanks
      mick
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
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      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,892
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1992/1/

      look for the lesson overviews.
      good luck :f_p:
    • luckygan2002
      luckygan2002
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      Joined: 09.07.2011 Posts: 73
      Hey Mick,

      Welcome to PS, Have u done the quiz and got ur $50 free capital ??
    • PYRATE73
      PYRATE73
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      Joined: 18.12.2011 Posts: 4
      Hi there yes I believe I have what is the next step
    • PYRATE73
      PYRATE73
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      Joined: 18.12.2011 Posts: 4
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      My motivation is simply the fact that I love it If I'm not playing I'm watching if not watching I'm playing
      Obviousely success more consistently would be good which hopefully will come because turning pro would be a goal of mine eventually


      What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      My weakness is playing to many pots with weak hands like off suit connectors and weak aces but I think I have stopped that also trying to control my position Is another


      What does it mean to play tight aggressive?

      For me it means playing top cards In position
    • veriz
      veriz
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      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.