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Old Jul 27, 2010, 4:50pm   #11
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What was one of the biggest concepts that you learn't when you started playing poker that made you a winning player v a loosing player?
Learned this from playing competitive sports but it also applies to Poker:
  • Play against players who are weaker than you
  • Figure out their weaknesses and exploit them
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Old Jul 29, 2010, 8:20pm   #12
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What was one of the biggest concepts that you learn't when you started playing online poker that made you a winning player v a loosing player?
That I might be better off getting my ass back to playing live?
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 11:13am   #13
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To be serious, I can think of this one: my life's got much easier after I stopped turning marginal made hands into bluffs just because I was lost and was afraid of being valuetowned/bluffed.
This is a good one

Always bet, call, raise or fold for a reason, in an attempt to accomplish a clear goal. If you do not know why you are betting/calling/raising, you have a problem.
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 1:42pm   #14
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This is a good one

Always bet, call, raise or fold for a reason, in an attempt to accomplish a clear goal. If you do not know why you are betting/calling/raising, you have a problem.
It requires some solid handreading skills though, an example might be you holding 2nd pair as PFR IP and a villain donks into you. Instead of saying "wtf? I better raise to see where I'm at" you should (generally) call and reevaluate, putting him on a reasonable range.
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 3:46pm   #15
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Podbelski, I think you're the first new addition to this forum who has actually proven he's a winning player in his first five posts
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Podbelski, I think you're the first new addition to this forum who has actually proven he's a winning player in his first five posts
fundamental failure to distinguish between ability to understand and ability to apply. go back three spaces.

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fundamental failure to distinguish between ability to understand and ability to apply. go back three spaces.

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now I'm sure I know what the word "arrogance" means

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now I'm sure I know what the word "arrogant" means
i'm going to assume that was a non sequitur.

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Old Jul 31, 2010, 11:49pm   #20
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Seriously though, no offense to the other people that have signed up in the last few months but this guy seems like he knows what he's talking about. Time will tell whether thats the case.

Welcome to PTips anyway Podbelski. Care to tell us a bit about yourself?
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