This is a discussion on Doesn't good enough! within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I have been play quite well, and also I have made great improvements on my game. But some times I have the impression that the
Losing with a big hand on the river happens to everyone. The biggest question is, when you have your big hand are you playing to take down the pot or are you playing to try to sucker them into giving you more chips? If you're letting your opponent stick around by betting small and trying to leach chips off them, then that may explain why it happens so much against you. If the board looks pretty innocent when you have a monster hand then it is usually safe to try to draw more chips out slowly. But if there are good possibilities for better hands on the board, such as you have a straight and there's the possibility of a flush coming on the river, then you really need to be playing to push people out of the hand rather than playing to pull chips out of them.
I think I have to find a balance between aggressive and tight game.
I used to play just tight, than I worked to play more aggressive. At the end I was figuring out what you be better one or other. But in fact I have to use both, depend of a lot of factors.
And the feelings still have a good influence in my game, but now I can see it better. Some times I got too much confident and do stupid things, other times I got so afraid that I do other stupid things. Hahaha
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