TheeRealHoff

    • TheeRealHoff
      TheeRealHoff
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.08.2012 Posts: 7
      New here but not new to poker. I am currently the Connecticut PPA State Director. Trying to improve my online game. Just turned 27 years old on July 27. Work full time for Domino's Pizza, and try to spend about 30 hours or more on poker. I study far less than I should, hoping this site will help me study more.
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    • TheeRealHoff
      TheeRealHoff
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.08.2012 Posts: 7
      So I have been trying to do the beginners course and I have found a lot of content is restricted to the basic level? Is this supposed to be? Specifically the big stack strategy, thats just one thing I found.
    • TheeRealHoff
      TheeRealHoff
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.08.2012 Posts: 7
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      I want to make my own schedule and be my own boss, while challenging myself and making a lot of money. I enjoy playing poker and would like to do it full-time.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      Board texture
      Bet sizing
      Mathematics and calculations (just not fast)

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      Playing tight aggressive means playing in position and playing the right starting hands given your position, and betting according to the action prior to your decision time.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      So I have been trying to do the beginners course and I have found a lot of content is restricted to the basic level? Is this supposed to be? Specifically the big stack strategy, thats just one thing I found.

      Unfortunately you have to get further ranks to get unlocked some of the content. But there must be enough of articles for you still to read to start with the basics. Didn't you get first starting capital?

      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.
    • TheeRealHoff
      TheeRealHoff
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.08.2012 Posts: 7
      Can you elaborate on the starting capital?
    • Maloco87
      Maloco87
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.01.2011 Posts: 514
      you get a free $50 when you pass the Pokerstrategy quiz and you will also become bronze status unlocking more strategy articles
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by TheeRealHoff
      Can you elaborate on the starting capital?
      Take a look here: link.