The most common mistakes

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Playing too many hands
Not paying attention to the community cards
Not knowing when to fold
Not being selective with tables
Ignoring opponent's bets
Out of position
Mention which mistakes you think are more common in beginners
 
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Well, I'm not a beginner, but my biggest mistake yet in poker is overvaluing top pair, as I only play freerolls and the villains in these tournaments call and raise with anything, I can't fold top pair when I hit the flop.
This is one of the biggest mistakes in poker, especially when it comes to freerolls, I'm slowly trying to correct this flaw in my game, but sometimes in the heat of the moment I don't have the patience to analyze the play better before raising or calling.
I think reading the hand in poker is very important, but in freerolls reading it becomes difficult, because most players play very loosely and you never know when they are actually betting for value or bluffing.
 
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I guess I would say all of the above.
But I am not a beginner.
And I am not a pro.
I know that completing the CC Poker course would help.
But I am not up to it right now. Because playing poker is my way to relax.
 
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I think, most common mistakes are:
1. Make fast decisions.
2. Playing too safe or too offensive.
3. Playing the same poker strategy over and over.
 
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The errors I see the most are limping errors:
1. Limping to sitters
2. Limping with sitters
3. Limping buttons
4. Limp folding to short stacks
5. High blind limping
6. Open limping

The good news is the cure is very easy - just do not be the first player to limp.

Its still a mystery to me why players need to play bad hands out of position with no initiative and no fold equity. To make these plays you basically have to not believe in fold equity, the power of position, and ICM.

I understand its ok if you have 6bbs(limp and go, limp and pray, or limp and outplay) or if you are Phil Helmuth playing AQo, with 18bb, in mid position against GTO pros.

When you limp with sitters you are basically trying to lose and hurt the whole table at the same time. You are voluntarily giving up your position and your fold equity - all with the hopes of inciting a limpathon and getting lucky and hitting with your trash hand.

Sitter limping causes your table to get less hands, win less of the sitters chips, and lose ground to other tables.

When you raise you are giving players a chance to fold and not pricing them in to play after you with position.
 
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Playing too many hands
Not paying attention to the community cards
Not knowing when to fold
Not being selective with tables
Ignoring opponent's bets
Out of position
Mention which mistakes you think are more common in beginners
One of the most common mistakes of beginners is to be aware of everything that it shouldn’t do and even so do it! For as absurd as it might look many times I felt I should quit the tables but I wouldn’t.
Many times I have completely forgot the board and got myself in love with AA, a set of a flush.
And played out of position the same way I played in position, etc
But the biggest mistake is to invest money we don’t own, or compromise our bills to make a poker deposit: thank God, I never allowed myself to do this huge mistake, and I’m proud of it.
 
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Even if your not a beginner it's easy to make these same mistakes but probably my most common is not letting go of premium hands

Example tonight
I got AA
Player raises to 600
I reraised to 1800 and he calls
He bets the pot which is about 4k
Flop looks good with AA so I push all in and he calls. He had 55 and caught a 5 on flop

This was a tricky one but thinking of it after, when I reraised him preflop it was only going to cost him another 1200 to call and we both had similar large stacks. I did think he prob had a pair and called to see if would catch so when he bet the pot on the flop, I should have taken more time and assumed he caught trips and folded my AA because I still would have had over 10k in chips and would have still been in the top 5 stacks with only 27 more places until the money

Lesson learned..Finished 54th instead 🤷
 
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Open limping, min betting, open shoving monsters... mainly being very readable:cool:
 
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Playing totally by the book. Examples
Sometimes a Button Raise is an obvious attempt to steal. I'm not saying you shouldn't raise on the button but sometimes you can spot when its just an I'm the button and I'm gonna raise.
Playing just the cards and not the player.
Limping in with AA. I know it is deadly when it works but I have seen it fail too many times.
One of the biggest mistakes is reopening a pot with a min raise. If you don't know what I mean lets say you have 3 people in front limp in and it gets to you and you min raise. Now you allow the 3 people to reraise you and often I have seen the min raiser then fold to a 3 bet
 
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Very good advice, I saw myself in many mistakes...
 
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Limp with AA;
Raise more than 4x with no bet on the table;
Bet pot on all post-flop bets;
Click raise on any bet.
 
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too aggressive play overestimating your hand thinking you're older ignoring your opponent's bet fast accepting players are too tight
 
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Playing too many hands
Not paying attention to the community cards
Not knowing when to fold
Not being selective with tables
Ignoring opponent's bets
Out of position
Mention which mistakes you think are more common in beginners
Mistakes are common, but if you are able to low your mistakes, you will be better player.
 
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I agree with your entire list , a few others I would say is punting preflop with crap or not paying attention to the amount of bb raised compared to their stack size. and or the amount of people behind them
 
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  • Not understanding position
  • Being too loose / tight
  • Open limping
  • C-betting too much OOP
  • C-betting too little IP
  • Bluffing too much / little
  • Trying to put your opponent on a specific hand, not a range of hands
  • Folding too much on the river
 
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My biggest mistakes are:
Underplaying the preflop betting action.
Slow rolling when I should be betting post flop
 
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I think it depends a little bit on the biting structure
 
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