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homework for beginners course

    • rmagz
      Joined: 29.04.2012 Posts: 1
      hi novice player here just been getting to grips with basics last few weeks and starting to play with virtual money and starting capital but lovin all of it right now :f_p:

      motivation for playing poker - I want to challenge myself in something different and set a series of goals to achieve my aim: ultimately I want to be able to have the ability to win money playing, but I also want to develop my mathmatical/analytical skills and just generally become an all round better human being!! :s_biggrin:

      weaknesses - Ive hardly played any hands yet but I'm getting tighter pre-flop, though with maybe a tendency to want to see too many flops in EP with suited or low pairs - post flop there are still too many decisions for me im reading board cards better but reading opponents' play is still quite blury! Im not factoring in pot odds much among other things :(

      tight aggressive play - is when a player shapes the action rather than being shoved into difficult positions they can pressure their opponent to force them to make bad decisions which they can profit from. They know which hands to select and how to get maximum value from them and they know which hands to fold at any time to minimise losses - it that more or less it?! :f_p:
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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.

      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.