re: Poker & First deposit bust report
thank you! I believe it was written within the last week! that is one of the articles that got me onto this forum.
Originally Posted by SwiftHax
Hey there, welcome to CardsChat
Don't worry, we've all been there and it's not fun, but admiting that your game is nowhere perfect and wanting to improve is a big step.
Is this your first time playing Real Money poker or have you had any experience before?
Do you use a Poker Tracking software like Poker Tracker 4 or Holdem Manager 2? If you don't, download the trial version, it will improve your game vastly. Most of us here can't imagine playing without them.
I can't say much else without seeing your hand histories which you can get from your the Poker site you play at. Also, as BluffMeAllIn said you were under rolled for the stakes.
this is my third week playing poker and the first ever time I'm betting real money. thank you for the response.
I'm now downloading the poker tracker 4. didn't know it had such a great impact of most players here!! that was a stunner!
I got onto a tilt and my last two hands I got Red Pocket Deuces and subsequent hand was red and black pocket deuces. I feel miserable for playing those hands. I wish I could rewind and analyze the thought process at that split moment!
I dont understand what 'being under rolled for the stakes mean' :/
could you please please elaborate?
Originally Posted by juiceeQ
Carl and the guys give good advice, and you're already jumping into the startegy section, which is good. So that just leaves me to say, welcome to Cardschat!
Originally Posted by Arjonius
My standard recommendation for newbies is to learn to play solid TAG (tight aggressive) poker. This offers the best chance to minimize your losses while you build your knowledge of how to play the game.
another priceless advice there! the following are the places where I play:
- Zynga: I have read a few articles online stating that playing on FB to improve your skills isn't going to be fruitful. First reason being it is virtual money which can be loaned out or bought for a very very steeply ridiculously cheap price. This segregates the factor of it being taken seriously because I personally know people who have reached 50 million+ chips and have currently some 20K chips left with them. So this makes me believe that it isn't helpful playing here as it isn't real money, bottom line.
: This is again virtual money and the way you can take notes is an impressive feature. Once again I read another great article out here which explains in detail how to take valuable and concise notes during your play online. I'm still yet to see an implementation of this in the form of mind mapping?? Oh wait.. once your last 1000 chips evaporate, you get another 1000 chips refilled automatically to your account which defeats the purpose of using it as a bankroll tool even remotely. haha.
: registered but haven't deposited or played one here yet.
- Bovada: lost $25 real money first deposit and it hurts real bad. I want to channel this loss into something that will put me ahead in the game.
One thing about downloading these softwares though, I'm not comfortable having unknown sources softwares running on my computer. if it were from trusted sources why wouldn't they be available on the 'mac app store' for download. If it is for legal reasons, please ignore this paragraph altogether, no sweat.
TAG is the mantra.
Originally Posted by Ubercroz
1: don't limp.
2: fold a lot.
3: raise a lot in the cut off an on the button.
4: cry, crying helps to get the sad out.