This is a discussion on As being beginner. within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I alway don't think with I'm in a hand but. I follow the premium hands but have trouble folding. What can I do to get
I alway don't think with I'm in a hand but. I follow the premium hands but have trouble folding. What can I do to get a better read on my opponents
17th November 2016, 10:56 PM
Online Poker at: acr
take notes on the player and watch how they play when your not in a hand with them
18th November 2016, 1:17 AM
Poker at: PokerStars
Better reading, comes as a result of your game improve, so you need to study more, I strongly recommend you to access the Polished Poker Vol. I Study Group and like edc1 said, it´s important to make notes and tag your opponents. But in general, with study and game volume, you improve this ability.
18th November 2016, 1:22 AM
Game: all three
Are you asking live or online? Well, for online the easiest thing you can do is get a program like poker tracker 2, then watch some tutorial videos on how to use the program, what the stats mean and some ways to exploit players with different stats. If we are talking about live I highly recommend "caro's book of poker tells." Some basic tells that you may find helpful right away are:
-Players who are staring you down are more likely to be weak then players who are not paying attention to you.
-If a player is staring at the flop for a long time it is likely that he is weak.
-If a player glances at his stack right after seeing a card or looking at his hand he is strong.
-A player who checks his whole cards when the third of a suit comes out is more likely to have a FD then a made flush.
-Shaking hands mean strong hands. Unless the persons hands always shake then it is something else and should be ignored.
As to the first part of your question about finding it hard to fold strong hands, you may find it helpful to try playing mixed games for a bit, as the avrg winning hands in Seven Card Stud or Omaha are a lot higher then in holdem, this will quickly teach you to fold TPTK or you will go broke.
Lastly something to think about. If you are only playing strong PF hands then your opponents will catch on to this really fast and they will start bluffing you on boards that don't hit premium hands well and will fold to you on boards that have aces and kings as those hit a lot of your range.
Good luck and have fun.
18th November 2016, 1:57 AM
Poker at: ACR
If it is a player that you play often, or believe that you may encounter them in the future. Then definitely take notes. Other than that only time spent watching and playing the player is best.
18th November 2016, 6:25 AM
Andrey Smirnov 
Online Poker at: PokerStars
re: Poker & As being beginner.
No worries, just watch more vods, read some poker content, also theres very useful youtube channel named pokerbank. Its only about experience atm.
19th November 2016, 12:35 AM
Poker at: betonline
hey just slowed played aa to see what would happend i had 500 chips left j6 suiets took it done wow what a site bet on line is should i expected anything deffernt just dont get it i am sure if i go all in he calls with j6 suiet why do people think they can hit a flush prefloop who teaches poker like that and show me how to call low cards also wtf