Having some troubles....

Sheresh

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I recently discovered the joys of NL Hold'em poker and I have been thoroughly enjoying myself since I've been playing. However recently after switching to real money, playing in Micro games, .1/.2 - .2/.5 cent games I was doing pretty poorly with my first deposited 20$. After some research and advice I started doing much better with my second 20$. What usually seems to happen is I'll sit down at a .2/.5 cent games NL ofcourse and buyin for 2$. Usually within 20 minutes I'm up 8-10$. Then I seem to always hit this unlucky streek where I'll have great hands such as QQQ,JJ full houses or King high straights and I get someone who wants to take me down by re-raising me,so I usually get in there for a decent amount of cash, and I swear 9 times out of 10 they come out with a SLIGHTLY better hand, and clean me out.

Now I'm not sure if I'm not playing well of if I am over-valuing my good hands or what but I'm getting pretty bummed. Total I've lost roughly 60$ in a week.

So any advice from more expierenced poker players?
 
Stefanicov

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youve lost 60$ in a week playing 2$ buy ins.

Ok take a look at the https://www.cardschat.com/poker-strategy.php section it may help you to work out a better strategy. I would also suggest not going on tilt as tht is 30 buyins in a week and tht a lot really. Also sounds like you are playing all in poker if every time you sit you 4x 5x your stack within 20 mins which is also not a good thing
 
Sheresh

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Thanks for the response.

Where I seem to be losing money is when I get big hands and someone gets a slightly better one, and then the betting starts, which usually amounts to a 3-8 dollar pot. I rarely lose my other hands, which is why I'm able to sit in with just 2$ and get up to 8-10$ inside half an hour.

Again thanks for the advice, I will definitely look at those.
 
Sheresh

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Well after covering some of the material I think I can already begin to pinpoint some of the mistakes I'm making. One of my most common mistakes is when I have a relatively strong hand, I underestimate what the other person probably has if they raise my big bet, and I have a problem laying down strong hands like that to a probably stronger hand even though it would be the right decision because I think they are just trying to steal a pot.

I picked up Doyle Brunsons Super System 2 and read it through, and I think that gave me a false sense of security in my ability. I seem to be lacking alot of the fundamental lessons that make the people who beat me better then me as a player.

Again many thanks for the reference, it's already starting to make sense, and I'm sure I'll find more things that I'm doing wrong, that can easily be corrected.
 
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