This is a discussion on Which lesson made your game profitable? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; What was your turning point and what was the main lesson causing it? From which source? I'd especially be interested in books that changed your
What was your turning point and what was the main lesson causing it? From which source? I'd especially be interested in books that changed your perspective.
This is going to sound really simple, but "value bet should be the default play." Source: 30 Day course on CardsChat. Getting value from your hands is important; everyone will get "good hands" about the same frequency long term (although it might not feel like it when someone is getting super lucky in the short term xD), so getting value when you do hit your hands is critical. My problem was that I liked to trap too much when I first learned how to play poker; some players are naturally more "trappy" than others, but I felt like maybe half the time I was value betting my strong hands and the other half of the time I was trapping.
It was a simple lesson to learn and implement into my game, but trapping should not be the default play and we should be value betting more than half the time versus trapping in most situations (even closer to 100% value betting against fishy opponents and especially calling stations).
1st place finish at CardsChat 30 Day Course Freeroll (May 31, 2020). As my first ever CardsChat event, this one will always be special for me.
Alexander Fitzgerald from Assassinato Coaching completely changed my perspective on poker plays. I often re-read his books (both 'Myth' and 'Exploitative'), constantly watch his videos, read his (near daily) emails on poker, listen to his Vimeo podcasts. He tailors his lessons for normal, average recreationals who just wants to play better.
To start playing more aggressive and to win pots with bluffs. Before that I was playing only with strong hands and most of the times limping during the hands and if I catch up something only in that occasions I raise. And we all know that you can not win anything with playing only one type of hands (strong always) and to every bad beat I was thinking that everything was rigged.
I have read some books with suggestions of plays by Daniel Negraunu and think that helps me to improve my style of game. If you have desire, you can learn a lot from everywhere about poker and to increase your level and to make your game profitable.