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Sharing my experiences as a beginning poker player. This video is about how to avoid tilting as a nub!

Comment by Hexilum on April 22, 2010 at 4:50pm
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Comment by Hexilum on April 22, 2010 at 4:54pm
virtuosity:patience = $$$
stacks:position = $$$
bananas:tilt = atm machine
Comment by ubi on April 22, 2010 at 5:09pm
Good Video!
The rules thing is something very important, my personal rules against tilting and bad play in general are:
$ Only play your A-game
$ Dont play when ur tired (or late at night)
$ Dont play if you are sad/stressed
$ Dont play longer than 75minutes in a row (epic tip)
$ If you lose 3 Buyins, stop your session and start over in an hour
$ If you even THINK you are SLIGHTLY tilting (like playing A9o) you HAVE to stop, you SHOULDN'T but you HAVE to
$ again, only play your A-game
$ Dont change strategy when it doesnt work out the very second
$ If you are all-in with AA preflop YOU HAVE ALREADY WON

Luck doesn't exist in the long rull, so stop whining girls
Comment by Hexilum on April 22, 2010 at 5:18pm
I've been a winning player since 3/22/2010
http://www.pokertableratings.com/stars-player-search/hexilum

Thats the day I decided to relearn everything I knew about poker and finally discipline myself. Since then I've made close to $200 in profit and haven't looked back since.

Me being a losing player for the past five months has opened me to a lot of trial and error methods in play. This of course has broadened my understanding of the game, and will hopefully prevent me from repeating the same mistakes if I hadn't experienced them in the first place at higher stakes.

As hard as it is to understand this, I believe failure is more vital then early success. Failing to learn and learning to fail, despite its similarities is what separates a continuous winning player and a continuous losing one.

Despite its lack of sophistication, the trial and error method provides an always guaranteed learning experience with multiple solutions as you experiment. Sometimes it’s the most efficient choice, especially because it can succeed where other methods fail.

In essence, an error is not a failure. It is a mere confirmation to formulate a new trial with hopefully new errors and new trials until we reach an acceptable solution.

An error is a step on the path to a success. Therefore no errors usually means no successes.

Many professional poker players started out as losers, amongst them include Phil Ivey (2 years) and Nanonoko.
Comment by G1lius on April 22, 2010 at 6:00pm
If there's one thing that's not good for pokerplayers it's trail and error. Trail and error is all about getting feedback. Poker is not a game that gives correct feedback.
There are many ways to Rome, but with the information available, and the things you can calculate on your own, you have a pretty good map of which roads are available.

Playing your A-game is nice to say, but doesn't (and can't) always work. I've seen a video some time ago, where somebody opted to learn a bit more with structure so your B-game closely resembles your A-game.
Comment by Hexilum on April 22, 2010 at 8:26pm
It's trial and error method, not 'trail' mix.

Learning doesn't happen from failure itself but rather from analyzing the failure, making a change, and then trying again. It's your responsibility to identify these failures as a player, and gap your own leaks. There are plenty of tools online that assist you with identifying leaks in your game. Take advantage of them.

No clue why you're on a conundrum about Rome. Read what I wrote again.

"the trial and error method provides an always guaranteed learning experience with multiple solutions as you experiment."

How will you succeed at higher stakes if you can't learn from your mistakes? What works for one stake, is a complete opposite at another.

You should tackle poker as a competitive game and strive to become better every day. It is not a mere vehicle that provides you with a modest income. Simply changing your perception of the game will improve your skills much more and much faster.
Comment by ikke on April 22, 2010 at 8:33pm
"Discipline is very important in this game" +1
Comment by G1lius on April 22, 2010 at 10:37pm
I think we might have a different idea what trial and error is.
For me trial and error is, that you play a hand, you lose, and next time you do it different. This is not a good approach to poker.
If you mean by trial and error something like:' I keep raising my flushdraws, and nobody ever folds, so I'm going to stop doing it.' That's something I personally call experience.

Anyway, the whole point with my Rome thing was, that there's so much info and tools out there, that you don't really need to experiment a lot to find what's profitable and what's not.
Comment by Wookie on April 23, 2010 at 5:31am
I get what you mean Tom. There are hands that are much better if you are only playing Heads Up and not against 8 other players. You might want to play 14% or less at a full table on average but when it's blind vs blind you can open up your range to at least 30% on average. A good HU player will actually be able to utilize 60% (for the high side). so your thinking is correct, but using HUD will let you pay attention to the exact stat for how often they fold to Steals
Comment by Jannes22 on April 23, 2010 at 11:24pm
It's like Dean said, you have to STICK TO THE PLAN AT ALL TIME preflop when you start playing poker.
It's a good idea to make a scheme or use FP coach. Never make exceptions, know which which hands to open / raise with from any position and know when you can call behind.

It's also important you play verry tight postflop when learning the game. Don't make fancy plays and don't try to play back at players who do (or you think they do, in most cases).The only bluffs you have to make are continuation bets on dry flops. Most players on the microstakes can't fold, so DON'T BLUFF! You'll make enough profit by hitting top pair or bether now and then.

discipline is the key to beat microstakes

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