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Ok, my english isn't good, so excuse me for any mistake in this post :(

I'm noob in poker, ago two months that i play it in pokerstars. At the beginnig I played all the hands, typical of all fish.

In this short time I learned some things:

— Never go all-in with monster hands, only raise some of chips, the flop can bring surprises.
— Worth it see the flop if you have a pair, doesn't matter if is a low pair, many times you can get a trio in the flop, if not so, fold.
— Follow your instincts.
— Only play good hands, nothing of 26, 72, 6J, etc...
— Don't be a sore loser, don't see like lose, look at it as a way of learning

I have many things to learn, among these is English :D, but I wanted share this with you
 
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With such rubbish hands that have you listed in any case play heads up , otherwise you just lose it:D
 
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Ok, my english isn't good, so excuse me for any mistake in this post :(
...If it means anything, your english is fine. It's very easy to understand what you're saying.

In this short time I learned some things:

— Never go all-in with monster hands, only raise some of chips, the flop can bring surprises.
...The 2 words you shouldn't use in poker are 'never' and 'always'. Depending on the situation, there will be times were going all-in with monster hands is the better decision. It might not always give you the desired results, but poker is more about your decision make than the actual results.

— Worth it see the flop if you have a pair, doesn't matter if is a low pair, many times you can get a trio in the flop, if not so, fold.
...Odds of flopping a set are ~8:1. Should you call/not call depends a lot on stack sizes vs blinds and preflop action.

Look-up set mining and implied odds for more on calling bets with small pairs.


— Follow your instincts.
...If all else fails, your instincts are usually on point.

— Only play good hands, nothing of 26, 72, 6J, etc...
...I would agree with this about 99% of the time, but it really depends on the preflop action and where you are in a hand. If you're in the BB getting a good price and you're deep stacked, then calling a raise and calling the action would be fine. Situtations like that probably wont come up pretty often, though.

— Don't be a sore loser, don't see like lose, look at it as a way of learning
...Yeah. Losing sucks, but it's not that big of a deal and it's part of the game. Also, poker is one of those games where you can 'lose' a lot and still profit in the long run.

I have many things to learn, among these is English :D, but I wanted share this with you
Keep it up!
 
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I was going to say a couple of things but "ohshootmybad" really covered them all.. hehehe

but sometimes you should really call with trash hands, and even try to bluff with them if you are in a good position and knowing if the other players are tight or loose watching the previous hands

sometimes you may try to steal a couple of blinds if you are in a very good position (buttom) and nobody raised until action came to you. but it's always risky and you have to know the moment to disconnect and recognize that the bluff failed (a lot of new players go all the way with their bluff only to lose a lot of their stack or even all their stack, thinking that if they keep on raising agressively, the other player eventually will fold - sometimes yes, indeed, but sometimes he floped a set and will never fold)

good luck
 
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Since you have access to the internet I would suggest investing some time into some free poker training. There are a number of sites out there, including this very one, cardschat, that offer a tremendous amount of good advice and will save you a lot of heartache in the short term and protect your bankroll long term. There's also some video series to watch, including those by Evan Jarvis, aka GRIPSED, James "Splitsuit" Sweeney, is another. Find one that you like and get to studying.
 
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Since you have access to the internet I would suggest investing some time into some free poker training. There are a number of sites out there, including this very one, cardschat, that offer a tremendous amount of good advice and will save you a lot of heartache in the short term and protect your bankroll long term. There's also some video series to watch, including those by Evan Jarvis, aka GRIPSED, James "Splitsuit" Sweeney, is another. Find one that you like and get to studying.

Thanks man, I'll investigate
 
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I was going to say a couple of things but "ohshootmybad" really covered them all.. hehehe

but sometimes you should really call with trash hands, and even try to bluff with them if you are in a good position and knowing if the other players are tight or loose watching the previous hands

sometimes you may try to steal a couple of blinds if you are in a very good position (buttom) and nobody raised until action came to you. but it's always risky and you have to know the moment to disconnect and recognize that the bluff failed (a lot of new players go all the way with their bluff only to lose a lot of their stack or even all their stack, thinking that if they keep on raising agressively, the other player eventually will fold - sometimes yes, indeed, but sometimes he floped a set and will never fold)

good luck


It is true, I'll try that tactic.

Good look too
 
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Good advice so far, especially regarding the always & never attitude. As the man of many names said, your communication is just fine. Welcome to the forum & good luck.
 
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Good advice so far, especially regarding the always & never attitude. As the man of many names said, your communication is just fine. Welcome to the forum & good luck.

Thanks, I appreciate your response.

Good luck too!!
 
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That's right friend, seek knowledge will greatly improve your game and there is a recipe for cake or rules that have always worked for poker. Playing online is different than in a casino. You must be a good observer of his opponents and played them. I have helped!
 
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I played really bad poker for years and never even knew it. I would do what I thought was okay, but never really win. You can become a solid player by doing a lot of reading.
 
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Well what you have learned so far is simple basics for new players. As you progress you will add to your game. Things like reading other players and learning to play position are just a couple more punches that you will add to your arsenal.
 
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Great to see you are taking a serious approach to your game. Good luck on your journey to improving as it is a never ending road.
Definitely take advantage of the advice here and the poker training that is available as well. Also some good videos available online as well to walk your through playing hands.
Phil Gordon's little green book is also a very good starting poker book to read.
 
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If you are in big blind, and somebody with 2 or 2,5 BBs goes all-in then you call with ANY TWO (72, 63, J6, it doesn't matter XD)... seriously it's more profitable...
 
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Good advice so far, especially regarding the always & never attitude. As the man of many names said, your communication is just fine. Welcome to the forum & good luck.
I've only had 2 names...lol.

But then again, poker players tend to over-exaggerate things...
 
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