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My biggest mistake as a beginner, was playing every ace I got no matter my position, and I would call it down to the river. I guess I thought I was a great player when I got lucky and won. Now I fold a lot of Ax early position and only play them LP.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
One thing I really had trouble with was playing out of position and then losing a lot of chips because of it after the flop. I would have ok hands, like mid pair, and raise after the flop and then get 3bet by a set or draw and end up with nothing afterwards. The one way i improved was to really read up on playable hands by position and just constantly study what positions are best for what hands. Theres a lot of sites that have articles about this sort of thing that I HIGHLY suggest you read. Once you fix this in your own game it becomes one of the best tools to use on other players and get extra chips from them or stop your loses because you know what kind of cards they probably have. Best of luck to you and keep up the studying!
what were your mistakes as a beginner and how you think you have improved from experience by playing or from study?
Oh boy, where to even start...
- I used to value small pocket pairs way too high and got busted with them many times.
- I tilted whenever I lost a big pot and started to play recklessly after that, blowing up most of my bankroll in the meantime.
- I didn't appreciate position and stubbornly thought that everyone saying it matters are wrong.
- Horrible bankroll management.
- I limped a lot and basically never made a 3bet unless I had pocket Aces.
- I didn't know the power of small suited connectors and didn't play with them.
I was still fascinated about poker even though I kept losing. I had many leaks in my game but for some weird reason I woke up after I had played my first live tournament. It didn't last very long and then I decided that I wanted to learn more. I started to read books, most importantly Phil Gordon's "Little Green Book" and Daniel Negreanu's "Power Hold'em Strategy". I slowly improved and started to take the game seriously. I used to play mostly Sit 'n' Go's so I switched to cash games and never looked back. I paid my dues and finally learned.
As a beginner, I though the best hand will win and put all my money on the best hand "Nuts".
After many unbelievable bad beats I understood that Bingo Players use the large "Variance" part of the game, to bet on some crazy hands and get the Lucky cards more often that I could imagine.
Nowadays I will only 3 Bet or play slow but even though the Bingo players keep winning with the 2, 9 of suited or worse.
I think one of my bigger mistakes was not understanding the power of position. Think I learned the hard way, its just way easier on your wallet to really play through the hand in your head before you play. If you have a plan then maybe you wont play the medium strength hand that you were just going to fold to a late position raise.
To be honest in the beginning I was an excellent player 5/10 nl holdem on party poker. Cashing out 10 grand weekly. Im now playing .50/1 and playing super tight. I hit a run of bad luck and never went back to the high tables. Im convinced this game requires more luck than skill. So I would say get luckier lol!
my biggest miste was not thinking enough about what other players cards might be ,I was only concerned with my hand,once I started putting other players on a range of hands it started getting better,just one of many mistakes I was making
well I committed several types of mistakes ... first was my patience ... was of little patience in the tournaments I did not expect my hands, did not have importance on the positions ..... and then good I started to read quite to understand everything as the system worked !!! now I have a little more patience I have built a more solid game
what we say today ... today you do not fck me river..
Biggest mistake was playing too many hands and bad bankroll management . I learned mostly by starting over time and time again before I began believing what everybody was saying.
As for being a beginner I still find mistakes in my game almost always . some are easy to fix and some are just hard as hell to change because you think it should work even after time and time again it doesn't . (they are the hardest holes to fix).
Take advise from everyone try it see how you do . If it works keep it up if not change again
Sorry if I offended you as I get older I find my outside voice kicks in before my brain
re: Poker & What mistakes did you make as a beginner and how did you improve?
Having too tight a range. I read an article before I played my first tourney and it said most beginners play too many hands so I only played premium hands and when I hit I was aggressive. It's actually really good advice for a beginner and I did really well in my first tourney coming in 5th out of around 26 or so, so I wouldn't really call it a mistake, but as you develop you need to mix it up a little.
My mistake was to play many hands after bad beat, when I lost most of my chips.
I learned one thing, as long as you are still at the table you have a chance to win. Do not loose your patience. You loose a patience, you loose a tournament.
I've done several more and I'll only talk about some that I think the great majority of beginners have already committed: One is not having the patience to wait for a good hand, watch television, talk on the phone, get annoyed with a lost play, Investing in Draws or problematic hands among others that I do not remember now.
playing a really wide range of hands and playing out of position, also bankroll management if i have $20 i'd play 10nl cash games and bust it all there many times, bluffing too many times. I don't know how I improve it but I just play a lot and manage to change them.
I used to make mistakes, play different pictures or with one ace on my hands, and I lost a lot when I started playing, now I improved my game and play very carefully and gently so as not to repeat old mistakes!
I played all in with AK, AQ, AJ, AT... Now, i know better... It is stronger a pair than these cards because you have one pair in start, and there is no guarantee that there will be A or some other high card on the flop.
re: Poker & What mistakes did you make as a beginner and how did you improve?
Not having any idea about the importance of position, playing shitty cards almost every. single. time if the price was "right" (in my own head). Raising and calling way too much for gutshot straights and stuff like that. I improved by watching a lot of streams and videos and doing a lot of reading on the game.
My main mistake as a beginner was that I wanted to play all hands no matter what cards I had and what position I was in ... and I wanted to win all my hands ...! Of course none of that is possible ... and little by little I was learning more how to play poker ...! Today I play much better even though I still make mistakes ...!
Well I was all at sea, I didn't know a thing about strategies, objectives in a hand etc etc, and I played at ridiculous stakes for a beginner. I mean like my first acc. was at PS, I made my first dep. and promptly sat down at a $5/$10 table. Now yall stop laughing or I'll tell my mother!!!!!
My biggest weakness was handling variance. I have always been good at bankroll management but I had a hard time handling bad beats and it would affect my game as a result. It took years to learn to accept variance and do your best to move on. My best advice for handling variance is to simply take a short break and refresh yourself, it worked best for me. Good luck.
I used to think everyone was always bluffing me.
I learned to become more aggressive and found that only calling when I could not raise or fold, worked really well for me. I moved the "call" to my last option.
The BIGGEST leak, of many, was folding draws. I would chase and bet draws relentlessly. Once I learned about pot odds it really improved my game. I went to the casino and wrecked house. Got up to several thousand dollars from 1 buyin! I thought I was a pro! It was a good few weeks but my many other leaks and bad BR management became apparent and I lost most of my BR. I did fall in love with the game at that point and have gone on to fix many, many more leaks.
My biggest mistake I made as a beginner is when I moved up to the next higher stakes, I overplayed hands that I would not attempt if I was still playing smaller stakes. For some reason, I felt more of a need to protect my hand, so I would bluff 3 times as often trying to get people to fold hands, so I could take down this larger pot.
Hello friend, after losing quite today recognize that should not play any two letters, study forum cardschat, follow videos on YouTube, even more so I will lose a lot to get perfectly. poker requires a lot of patience to wait turn, and to this is necessary very calm, patience and humility to fold his letters when it is obvious that you are missing.
I LOVE poker, and my biggest issue has always been not letting go of a hand when I KNOW I'm beat. The adrenaline just kicks in and the shutoff-valve is difficult to find and tricky to switch to the OFF position.
For me, the road to success (in poker) is all about DISCIPLINE (and of course finding that shut-off valve).