This is a discussion on What is your biggest weakness as a poker player? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I was wondering what everyone feels is their biggest weakness: do you tilt too easily? do you play too many hands? do you play at
Definitely my biggest weakness is a combo between tilting after several bad beats in a row () and underestimation of opponents. Often times it seems like they either have a weak Hand or no Hand at all, then @ Showdown Opponent Shows Hands - trips, straights, flushes.
When i hit a decent or a big score i feel like a have some money to just burn and i am doing some stupid things like overbetting underdogs in sports, playing overall bad thinkless poker etc. Just a "give some back to the community" approach.
"If in doubt, flat out." - Colin McRae
re: Poker & What is your biggest weakness as a poker player?
My biggest weakness is sometimes forgetting that there are strong players everywhere. I'm not saying that I think I play good and everybody else plays bad. But there are large number of players out there who count on luck. Their strategy seems to be to play bad and get lucky. Then there are players that don't play that bad. And there are some that don't play bad at all. But I often forget that there are really good players out there, the kind that know how to switch things up and shift gears, who know how to set traps.
Every once in a while I encounter one of these players. After the cards get turned over and surprise of how good a hand I was up against has had a moment fade, I realize that I should have seen it. But I get used to players shoving any Ace from A-10 up, and coin flipping with any pocket pair that I forget that there are legitimately good players out there that know how to slow play hands, set traps, and even play a hand so it looks like an obvious bluff when they actually have the nutz.
None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with all of you. All of you are locked in here with ME!
It's not a bad idea to hear the weakness of other players to use this knowledge in Cardschat tournaments. My weakness manifests itself when I can't recognize my opponent's weaknesses and I have to call all in preflop.
I think we all have one weakness in poker. Everyone wants to win a lot of money. But it remains only in dreams. Even the one who says that poker for him is just a game somewhere far in the soul to get enough of a good win.
I've been working on this one: I used to bluff too much. Perhaps it is connected to the patience many members are mentioning, but I improved greatly when I realized I could just value bet calling stations constantly and they will seldom adjust much. I was too often getting into the flawed mindset of thinking I could bet x-amount or semi-bluff x-hand to get someone to fold their flush draw or whatever; some players just won't fold and there is no point in bluffing them.
p.s. I know this is a "basic" point, but it was an important one for me when I grasped it.
Maybe not directly connected to the game, but I think my current biggest weakness right now is my lack of poker study on a computer. I know there are lots of poker programs out there, but that is something I never got into using and I think I am missing out by not utilizing these resources (I do use the free program Equilab, but naturally "free" software is only so helpful).
I think my weakness is actually folding too early. I'm always scared of a big bet or raise and see nuts in opponents hand. Especially on lower stakes I should call a lot more. The problem is if I call something I believe is a bluff and he shows me nuts I'm devastated. I really like to make a good call and even losing by lucky river doesn't make me feel that bad as just calling with worse hand...
usually after 1 hour in game i start to loose my focus and make bad mistakes. Usually i just call sth. but i haven't seen on the board that my opponent probably has a flush. I already can't remember all the times that this happend
my weakness is not knowing how to control myself when i lose a very profitable hand like me 78% and my opponent 22% it always happens both in 888 and in pokerstars i stay to break my notebook with so much anger.
My biggest leak/weakness is getting raised at the turn with 2.pair and dont believe they have the low set. Limping with small.pair an call my raise. I know it is clear that i am beat. But hard to.lay down 2 pair
Being impatient is not only your downside. Also, I often experience overly hasty decisions out of boredom or unwillingness to wait for a better hand. I think it's the hardest part of poker to play for money