Originally Posted by plx
After reading this books i felt more confident about my game, so i make another 25€ deposit. It starts weel, playing 0.05/0.10 i won 15 euros that day, next day i made some stupid mistakes
and i had some really bad luck and lost almost everything
i need some tips, what should i read online some books about cash games no limit, i know you learn the most by playing but i want to study some theory first, i don't have much confidence about my game right now
Thanks in advance
Yes, yes, yes to BRM and keep reading ( a LOT of stuff written is for tourney play, so if you don't want that find the cash books).
But I am going to jump on what you said above. We all do it (or at least have done it) - STUPID MISTAKES
. It's really part of the process of learning the game. It's REALLY easy to do with poker. You play smart, get ahead, then think that earned you some sort of license to "try some things". Okay, sure, but the sin isn't making mistakes, it's not learning from them. So get yourself a little notebook or journal and start jotting those mistakes down and what you learned from them. This will cause you to constantly be in a process of reviewing your hands - and you will NOT grow much or very quickly without it.
More than once I will review a hand (often times the last one that got me ousted from a tournament or losing my stack at the ring) when making that long walk back to my car, muttering to myself. Sometimes I find my playing was all correct and I did what I should have done and just didn't see the results I would have liked or expected. More than once I beat myself up because everything I needed to know was staring me in the face and I ignored it (REALLY!?! I thought my 99 would hold up against the nit who kept folding to 3 bets, even though this time she came over the top of me with an all in with her KK. IDIOT
But don't just review the hands that ended badly. Be sure not to overlook calling the flush board with two pair just because you rivered a boat to take all the nut flush money. Should have folded that one - just got lucky.
There are lots of things to do to get better, but self review may just be one of the most efficient and quickest ways to get there because it deals directly with where you are at right now.