A request from a novice.
Hi, before I start can I explain that I am a complete novice, so would you kind fowks please refrain from using any language above and beyond plain simple talk if you would be so kind.
I have been playing for about 6 months now, and being frank, I lost an arm and a leg just whacking money into the poker account and losing it within hours. A lesson learnt believe me.
Anyway, after a while I decided enough was enough, so I stopped paying in and played the freerolls
. Learning so much. A pocket pair isnt a justifiable reason to go all in. Least of all when its deuces and you're down to your last $10.
Anyhow, in the past couple of months I've become a very tight player, playing premium hands, and my game has improved immensely. So much so I came second in a $15000k tournie the other week ( won the ticket through a freeroll) and pocketed a cool $2000. SOME ( note I say some ) of my losses recovered. ( that should give you an indication of how crazy I went).
I am now reaching final tables on a regular basis on freerolls, and actually am building up a small amount in my accounts which I intend to take to other tournaments later.
What I want is some advice on how to improve my game further. I am still making dundamental errors, making bad calls when I know I shouldnt.
COuld you give me some tips on how to evaluate what the opposing players have, how they will react and how to act accordingly.
I am currently using the theory that my job isnt to take their chips from them, primarily my task is to protect my own at all cost. I manage sometimes but I find that in latter stages of tournaments I find my stack being reduced by the blinds and I make desperate calls or raises which seldom work and cost me going further.
Is this the right theory to be using..
Basically, can anyone help me become a better player. Any advice no matter how basic it may be would be appreciated..