• 1chaz0
      Joined: 03.01.2011 Posts: 3
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      carry on enjoying poker , but also become a better player and through learning and good bankroll management play at a higher level.
      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      losing concentration, a couple of times during a session, i will ignore the odds chase a draw and usually lose a good size of my stack , trying to remain patient especially when card dead, and not focus on short term results, i think those are the main ones , but there are probably more.
      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      playing good starting hands using position to put your opponents under pressure, raising not limping hopefully getting players to make mistakes,knowing when to put a hand down (my mistake).my apologies for not introducing myself , i"m richard and i have been playing on and off for about 2 years , i would like to improve and this course seems like the place to be, good luck to everyone out there doing the course
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      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.

      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.