To start off, it is admirable that you are coming out asking for advice. I will do my best to give one point of view.
I would argue based on what you have said so far that you are a beginner and do not know much about the game. This is based on your learning sources. Never use TV poker as your major learning source. EVERY tv show had editing. You do not get to appreciate all the hands players throw away. Learning terminology and watch shows is good for interest, but understanding the game is doing exactly what you are doing by posting and and reviewing your play.
Starting off short stacked is tough. Although you have 100 BBs, it sounds like you have a lot of reraising in that game. So, I would only play suited connected on the button. Any raise from early position (EP) or mid position(MP) can get reraised, so only raise with premium hands from EP or MP. With experience, you will learn what you can raise outside these premium hands.
If you do raise with suited connectors and get reraised while you are out of position (OOP), you MUST fold. It's a -EV play to call there. You will usually lose. Primarily because it is hard to win OOP, but especially because you are just learning the game. A more experienced player could get looser because they would know where they are in the game.
"What did you have, AK?" With experience, you will find that EVERYBODY asks that question. EVERYBODY. He's no Einstein. Now, you might look new because of the hands your play or how you play. Experienced players can pick up on those tells
. It's easy to put you on a hand when he knows you are a beginner (fish-no offense). Never admit to ANYTHING at the poker table. It's all a game. Even when asked what you have, never tell them. Ever. Eventually, with practice, you might want to tell them some stuff to make them think something different, but ultimately you should probably keep your info to yourself. Don't give them any more knowledge than they already have.
Well, hope some of this helps!
Originally Posted by BrianAddictedToPOker
I really need some help here. It seems like every time i go to the casino, i always lose. I know a lot about the game and some basic stradegy. I watch Poker After Dark every weeknight and High Stakes Poker on Saturdays, and any WSOP game i can find. I'm getting really good with poker terminology. If there's something i'm not sure about i write it down. I'm not great at math but i learned about the 2-4 rule and i am pretty good with that. I really have a strong passion for the game which none of my friends and family back home can understand. I really want to be a grinder type and someday go pro. I will do whatever i can to learn the game. I get really frustrated when i lose and i don't know what i'm doing wrong. I usually start out with 200 dollars as opposed to most of the other people who have maybe 4 or 5 hundred in front of them. So they definetly have me covered for an all in hand. When i play at the casino, it is no limit holdem,$1.00/$2.00 cash game. When ever i have a decent hand or just something that i think could make it, like suited cards, i would make a bet of 10 dollars, then it goes around, check, check, check, then a person will bet like 25, then another one will put in 100 dollars. It just seems like they try to raise me or make me go all in all the time. I went up against this one guy who is talkative at the table and knows the dealers and the waitresses. I had an A.K off, and he went all in and i folded, i said "nice hand" and he said what did you have an A,K? I was like, how the hell did he know? I was only there for 15 minutes. How could he know that? I don't get it. I really want to learn this game. I hope someone out there can hear me "crying out." All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks!