- Jun 8, 2006
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As you can tell by my post count I'm new to the board.. Well, to clarify I've lurked forever but i'm new to posting.. Anyhow, I began playing Hold Em a little less than a year ago.. When I take something up I don't half ass it, i'm in it all the way.. I've read countless books about poker, I've played countless hands live and online, and I've thought about strategies towards the game even when i'm not playing.. For a while there I thought I was getting pretty good.. I played a tight-agressive game only playing premium hands and had alot of success on freerolls.. For instance just about a month ago I placed 11th in an Ultimate Bet freeroll with over 3500 people bubbling out of the final table.. I'm not trying to toot my own horn at all, i'm just trying to give some perspective towards what follows in this post.. I would play dozens of freeroll sit and go's a day (single table and multi table) and consistently finished in the top 3-5.. I know some of you will say that freerolls are a crap shoot and not to look into them to much and I somewhat agree however lately I've been having no success in my home cash games either so my issues must be linked.. I know that my major problem is that I play too tight.. I hardly ever get payed off anymore when I have a hand and my opponents know I can be bluffed when I don't.. To sum all of this up I'm losing confidence daily and I can't seem to get out of this rut.. I'm playing scared, always thinking i'm going to get outdrawn.. I've attempted to open up my game a little more playing less than premium hands for instance when I have a read that someone is raising with two paint cards I'll call with pretty much anything in the hopes that they don't connect and I can steal the pot.. But even that hasn't been working out.. I know there are alot of successfull players on here with a ton of information to share and I humbly ask for your help to improve my game.. I will listen to all criticism and all recommendations because I want to get better.. I want to play the best players there are because I know that's the only way to get better.. Any help will be much appreciated.. Thanks ladies and gentleman!