re: Poker & Tips for managing aggression?
Originally Posted by NineLions
An example from earlier today; raised preflop, I reraise w/QQ. Flop comes with an Ace, checked to me in position so I c-bet, and he reraises me. Instead of thinking, He knew I would c-bet so he planned a check-raise and now I know he has an Ace, I react with, He doesn't believe that I have anything, I'll show him ... with predictable results.
And that's one more mistake you don't have to make again
When I bust out, or lose a critical hand I always turn it over and over after the fact, looking to see if I did anything wrong. This way the mistake hopfullly ends up as a positive as it saves you lots of money in the future as you avoid doing it again.
Aggression is all about picking your spots. Apply some Sun Tzu and choose the battlesite yourself with all the factors in your favour rather than letting your opponent decide for you when it suits him.
You also need to remove the ego from the game, "I'll show you" has no place (I know you already know this), you are simply aggressive when it is correct to be so and fold when it is correct to do so (that's Japanese war strategy text and zen advice in the same post which is nice ).