tight game and relaxed mind and body

    • kubernetes
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      I am finding harder to play a tight-aggressive game when I am in a relaxed state of mind. I find I play too loose in those moments, and end up making more avoidable mistakes. On the other hand, when my state of body and mind is more tense or slightly stressed, I play a tighter game, however, this is very tiring.

      I wonder if others have went through the same.
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    • metalDays
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      Exactly.
      This is beacause I love poker but jsut dont have time to play...so when I sit down to play for 1 hour I wanna have fun.
      However if u want to win, you gotta be focused and play right.
    • fun101rockets
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      yeah similar problem if i am too relaxed OR very stressed about something nonpokerrealted i will play bad
    • Kruppe
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      don't play tight then ;) get good at playing loose. it's better and nmore fun in the longrun
    • kubernetes
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      Originally posted by Kruppe
      don't play tight then ;) get good at playing loose. it's better and nmore fun in the longrun
      Maybe it is a good idea.
      I don't know lag very well. The notion I have is that you have to raise when you know the calling range of your opponent is very tight. But I don't know much more.

      BTW I play 6-max sngs.
    • davidgod
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      If you don't want to be tight you can play HU, you won'd fold most of your hand pre flop. but I seldom do that because I am not good at it.

      And 6 max game is good choice. You donot need to be so tight in 6x table.
      The beginning is quite boring but when you come to the bubble, you will play some hand like 27, and you sometimes can win even with 27.
    • fun101rockets
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      hu is fun to overcome boredom
    • EdgarAronov
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      Originally posted by fun101rockets
      hu is fun to overcome boredom
      +1
      reason i left full ring and started 100% HU player. imo hu is better then any other poker form.
    • VheroM
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      Originally posted by EdgarAronov
      Originally posted by fun101rockets
      hu is fun to overcome boredom
      +1
      reason i left full ring and started 100% HU player. imo hu is better then any other poker form.
      I've noticed the same, so much less waiting and other crap.
    • kubernetes
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      Yep, I have played HU and kinda like it.

      Also, I have the feeling that getting better at HU helps you a lot with your overall game. What do you think?