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hey guys new member here

    • gaz639
      gaz639
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      Joined: 03.05.2008 Posts: 506
      well i joined poker strategy a few months ago but forgot about it with things going on so i only got my $50 a couple of weeks ago, i've joined Titan and intended to follow the bms but faied miserably, to start with i went in 0.10/0.20 cash tables and played about $50 rake in total but my bankroll kept raising and falling so by the time i finished i still ad $50 so i went downhill and started going in big tournaments and sng's with $10-$32 buy in when i only had $50. I had some good games and some bad and now have a little more than $22 so starting a fresh and i am going to make sure i stick to the bms now.

      I have been playing poker in total for about 9 months, i started on play tables and then freerolls before eventually depoiting on pokerstars, i started off well but then ended up losing and getting addicted and depositing and losing around $400. I took a break for a month or 2 and then started playing full tilt where i believe i became a better player, i lost some but then started to improve and began to win, i mainly played satalites and then unregistering and keeping the tournament $, in total i gained about $1000 only $250 of which saw my bank account, the rest of which i went in bigger satelites and playing 3 or 4 at a time and soon lost it all. (I mostly played $75 satelites).

      After this i stopped playing yet again and concentrated on work until the bug came back and so i started playing in freerolls and concentrating more on reading opponents more than what i have in front of me, that's when i discovered ps and hopefully here is where i will improve my game. I will post my hands and read the articles and things and hopefully learn a lot from other members along the way.
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    • delete461
      delete461
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      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      Bankroll management really is the most important thing you can learn, and it should be the first. Even the best players in the world have upswings and downswings - sometimes you win ten games in a row, sometimes you lose ten in a row. If you start taking $10 to the tables when you only have $100 to play with, you are toast. It is also highly unlikely you became a better player just by playing - to improve you really need to study some strategy. Many people dont do this and mistake a run of good luck for improvement in their game.
    • gaz639
      gaz639
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      Joined: 03.05.2008 Posts: 506
      i was going to copy my stats from elephant onto here to see how i am doing and where i am going wrong, i saved all of the tables but don't know how to add them to my post, could you tell me how to copy this information into this forum
    • gaz639
      gaz639
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      Joined: 03.05.2008 Posts: 506
      i found out how to put my stats on now, these are only a limited number of stats as i sometimes play poker on the pc and sometimes on the laptop, these are on the laptop as elephant does not work on the pc, i no this is a very very limited number of hands but how does it look? is there anything that i am obviously doing wrong or anything? ur feedback is much appreciated

    • gaz639
      gaz639
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      Joined: 03.05.2008 Posts: 506
      Ths is an update of my last one showing just my account for what i have done today, could you please tell me if these figures are good and if i am doing anything wrong? thankyou.

    • gaz639
      gaz639
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      Joined: 03.05.2008 Posts: 506


      i understand that this is a very very small sample size
    • delete461
      delete461
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      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      I am quite new myself, this needs assessed by somebody with more experience than me - but my initial thoughts are that your VP$IP is insanely high, you should be folding a lot more preflop. Your stats in various positions too are almost identical, play less hands from early position than from late.
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Hello gaz639,

      It is always hard to give a good analysis over a small sample size since the results could very well be skewed due to the hands you were getting. In your first screenshot for example you were playing 62% of your hands and raising 47% of them - this is a huge amount especially if you are playing full-ring SSS. In the larger sample you have a VPIP of 22,5 and a PFR of 12,7 which is much less - but still way too high for SSS and even BSS.

      If you are playing SSS you are playing much too loose, and limping too many hands. I would suggest you post a bigger sample hand stats picture in the discussion section: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1375 and include whether they are SH or FR stats, and whether you are playing SSS or with a big stack.

      Best regards
      SoyCD