Binnara

    • Binnara
      Binnara
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2011 Posts: 13
      Hi, well I'm Berny from Spain, I started to play poker online on 2010,I've tried MTT's, sit&go's and cash, In this two years i have achieved some ''good'' results on donkaments microlimits, reaching some FT's and winning the whole thing :P , but very bad results on cash, playing out of bankroll and losing money, on a few levels, NL4 to NL25..

      I also play live at poker clubs in my town and once I qualified to an 888poker live event on the Costa Brava Casino (Lloret de Mar,Spain)

      Right now im focus on NL2 FR, and MTTs micro, im trying to study and adquire discipline to play poker the correct way, I think my most important problem is that I tilt very easily, im trying to get that out of my game, and i think Im getting it :) I want to start the coaches to bring my game to the next level

      Dont know if my english level will be enough to understand all the vocabulary you'll use on this coaches, but im going to do my best...

      Im also interested on Spanish language coaches but when i try to register on them, i dont find a thread to inscribe on it, appreciate your help with this

      Regards
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    • Binnara
      Binnara
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2011 Posts: 13
      Helloo , anybody there?? Any coach? ?(
    • Binnara
      Binnara
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2011 Posts: 13
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck Binnara,

      Sorry for not answering, Coach had his master thesis to get finished and now I am back and done with master degree. :) And don't worry about your English, you can learn both here. Most of the English community members ain't having it as first language. :)

      Im also interested on Spanish language coaches but when i try to register on them, i dont find a thread to inscribe on it, appreciate your help with this

      What do you mean? To register for Beginners course?

      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

      Once again sorry, you ain't left behind here! :) Just sometimes the answer might take some days. LoL @ forever lone.

      Best Regards.
    • Binnara
      Binnara
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2011 Posts: 13
      Hey! I totally forgot about this thread lol Congrats for your master degree :)

      So, lets start then :pokerface: cheers!
    • Binnara
      Binnara
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2011 Posts: 13
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      Well the first and most important reason is that i enjoy a lot playing poker,I love the game(live or online, cash or mtt`s) Im only used to NLHE now but want to learn PLO and Stud in the future...Poker is kind of a hobby for me

      Second is to make money of course...Im very motivated on adquire the concepts and the discipline to play poker online and reach the stakes to make money



      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker? (What are the mistakes you know you are making during your games? Are you playing while you're tired? Are you tilting easily? Want to see the showdown too much? Write down as many as you think are affecting you.)


      Weaknesses: Im a fish :f_p:

      I used to tilt very easily...but i think im getting it away from my game...

      Mistakes:

      -In the past tilt(very often..)But now i rarely tilt... i feel how i burn inside when a villain hits a one outer and makes me lose a huge pot LOL, but i calm down and dont blame him and i dont change my game at all...

      -Mathematical concepts ,how to apply them faster...

      -Concentration

      I only want to see the showdown when i know im going to get value :s_cool:

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

      Well for me is a poker style wich means playing a reduced range of hands, and being agressive to extract value off your oponents when you have the best of it and use that image when you are bluffing..

      I think it works because you are very often ahead against fishes and loose players, so in the long term way you re going to win more hands than them...
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Thanks about the congrats. :)

      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.

      Another option against tilt is to set yourself shorter sessions which might avoid you from tilting. If you playing longer sessions then it's more likely that during that session you can get upset. So work on your game and try to find out what makes you tilt and try to fight against it.

      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.

      Lack of concentration is a common leak for beginners. Listening music, watching TV, reading forums, although people don't understand that those kind of distractions will just make you lose more money. Ain't ya there for win money? :) So act like that and force yourself always close all kind of distractions and try to stay concentrated on the tables. Everyone will find their own way how they are able to concentrate more. Try remind yourself often what you are doing on the tables and keep it this way. With time you will get used to it.

      About math we will have enough of concept about it and also some tools to calculate some easy things as equity etc.

      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.