This is a discussion on Most common & important mistakes? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I play lots of tournaments but unfortunately I hardly enter into final table.
Can anybody tell me the common or important mistakes which I should avoid
There are so many mistakes possible in a race. How far do you usually go? What races do you compete in? How many tables do you play? Are you an aggressive player?
Iím saying one thing thatís also important to me is that you always push in and donít raise with 10 big blinds. But there are many, many other things. You may need to browse the internet to see which strategy would be right for you.
The FT is irrelevant for me , you can play correctly and still don't achieve it in big MTTs. I just wanted to point it out .
Many common mistakes although the question is indeed super general:
Play hands you shouldn't play - Search for some RFI ranges
Don't understand the importance of position
Play passively your monster hands / Even worse, open limp them in order to trap the fish etc
Donk bet flops etc or in general you don't understand how to use the different play lines like : check-call , check-fold , bet-fold in order to keep the pot small etc
You must adjust your approach based on the phase of the MTT(early stages , bubble phase , FT bubble) , basically understand the dynamics and how you can easily exploit your opponents - this doesn't work for weak players
You can't fold your strong hand starting hand no matter what the board texture runout is
Tilt / Ego issues / Try to win every hand or outplay every opponent
You are not in the mood for poker , just let it go , play some other day.
You are basically asking people to post an entire poker course. However these have been made already, so why not start by taking the one here on Cardschat? Its called "become a winning poker player in 30 days". Best of luck
I think, if you are talking candidly, and really have passion about what you may or may not be doing right or wrong, one method, at least in terms of me giving feedback (not that I am a pro, but I can get to final tables and cash top 20 if I try) is to post what it is you "do" do..and then I can give you advice through PM what it is that I do on top of that. Think of it as adding to your toolbox, as opposed to reworking your game entirely. Or seeing your game tools as mistakes.
Every decision is a tool in your toolbox, I just don't think you are using all of the tools..that is if you understand the games basics.
I definitely agree that studying and putting in the work is how you get better, but perhaps there is just something that is not clicking..
I try to be helpful, even if my advice isn't helpful or even right (debateable), but I do know how to play basic poker
What I won't do is ever give you smart ass answers like some people just to be a jerk, because who really needs that? People need that like a fish needs a bicycle
some of the biggest mistake a poker player can make is underestimating his opponent, and the value of information as well as being patient
Originally Posted by UM3SH
I play lots of tournaments but unfortunately I hardly enter into final table.
Can anybody tell me the common or important mistakes which I should avoid while playing a online tournament?
when playing against opponents verify what kind of players they are whether aggressive passive, solid, rock, lose players then formulate a strategy there are may vids on you tube about this check them out
does that really help you? are you unsure what to do with 100+ bbs utg when you hold a hand like 72o? do you find yourself busting out of mtts because you jam 27o for 100+ bbs utg a lot?
probably not and this a perfect example of why you need to ask specific questions and not be so general. otherwise you might get a ton of 'advice' that you just don't need and/or doesn't help you at all.
Best advice I can give is start the tournament with a tight opening chart. Understand why UTG only opens TT+, AK, AQs, while CO raises 55+, QJo+, 78s+.
Next learn a small stack strategy, like when you are under 10BB. You shove good hands, call almost nothing, and fold everything else.
Biggest mistake I see players make is when they get a few chips, they play more hands. They think being table chip leader means they can start bullying people or play that QJo from UTG. Once you chip up, save those chips to invest in good hands.