Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tilt is bad

At the start of my career the biggest problem for me was my temper. As you probably already know with a temper; tilting will most likely come as a bonus.

You can, with pretty simple means, counteract this evil phenomenon. One short but effective advice would be to do something else as soon as you feel that your game is affected in a negative way. However I want to point out that it might be - pretty simple means - but you have to be consistent and it might take some time to erase those bad habits.

You can read more on this topic below.




Thursday, September 10, 2009

Choose your poker opponents

The importance of choosing your poker tables wisely is crucial when you playing to win in the long run. You need to be able to spot the fish. Some easy targets to look for when choosing tables would be high percentage of players seeing the flop and also high avarage pot.

Good luck at the tables!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Have a goal in mind when playing poker

One big mistake that I did when I first started playing poker was not to have a goal in mind. I can see now that if I would have placed a cake in the horizon I would have had far greater success in the early stages of my poker career.

The chapter Building Your Bankroll in the book High Stakes Poker: The Sky is the limit by Doug Youngs covers the whole idea. The goal of this is to get your focus on the main part of poker - the long run is what counts.

A great way to is to take 10% of all your winnings and place it on a seperate bank account. You can see those 10% as an insurance fund wich you will only use in case of emergency. You will then notice how your bankroll will grow even though you have bad sessions for days, weeks or even months!