I make the dumbest plays
I started playing 1 month ago as my 1st experience with online poker.
I started out with 10€ on PokerStars
(money came from a PaySafe sell so I couldn't use it in the real world) and burned most of them on a Tilt rampage. Invested 10 from my bank account and started studying theory then... I have .7€ left.
Here's the thing though: I can kill at S&Gs and MTTs (Turbos with large stacks) but my game is DESTROYED at Cash Games. So why don't I play S&Gs and MTTs only? Because I wanted to learn and apply Cash theory first, and unless you're very lucky or know exactly what you are doing, the prizes suck.
Now, I have theory knowledge, but it's still not-aplied. I can calculate pot odds
and implied odds. I try to play TAG and to read opponents. But I make the stupidiest plays in the world.
An example includes going all-in with 99s on a QT8 flop. Or playing against a constant caller (I don't have a tracker but from my 30 minutes at the table he folded 0% of the times pre-flop and about 5% post-flop, calling all draws to the end, always betting when checked into, and never raising), I call a pot bet from this guy on the river on a KJ46Q board... With A6, cause well I thought he was bluffing
since we checked all the way through. He had KJ.
I make this kind of top-notch plays in MTTs and S&Gs too, it's just that usually by playing extreme TAG all-in or 3bet/all-in, depending exactly on the tournament type, oponents, and hand, I have a great pre-flop equity with my hands and when we reach mid-tournament I have 4 our 5 times the average stack, so stupid plays are affordable. On Cash Games its not this easy.
I'm afraid of playing more cause I'll just lose, but then I can't practise. I'm thinking about playing freerolls
or cheap MTTs until I get to a reasonable bankroll, and in the mean time watch cash games TV shows or studying online hand analysis for practise.
Any thoughts or tips?