Ways to improve online game.

MasterFlame

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Hi guys,

I feel like I have hit a wall and can't seem to get by the bubble anymore in online tournaments?

Can anyone suggest ways to improve my online game or better ways to 'read' online players?

Is this possible?

Cheers.

:confused:
 
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To improve your game in general, you must be familiar with poker theory. There are dozens of books on this topic, just google it. But the thing is - it's all math behind those cards. So... There must be a game theory also, and, yes, there is!
 
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To improve your game in general, you must be familiar with poker theory. There are dozens of books on this topic, just google it. But the thing is - it's all math behind those cards. So... There must be a game theory also, and, yes, there is!


Thank you for your reply, will get some books and bolster my maths skills. I feel I am relatively good at maths so maybe touch ups on this will help.
 
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I would suggest many hours of studying push fold charts in comparison to chip stack. That should get you over the hump in bubble play. Good luck at the tables.
 
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To improve the game we need to clearly understand the cause of your failures? This dispersion or your bad game? Since you often crashes bp bubble may I suggest that you are too tight in the vicinity of the prize area! So either you're not familiar with the push or fold too pressured money for you! If you know very well shove fold then try to play lower limits! Good luck!
 
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Selective aggression is usually necessary near the bubble in tournaments
 
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There are periods that nothing seems to work out. I would say: keep playing, gain experience, but most importantly think of how you got eliminated in tournaments. Were you unlucky? Could you have been more aggressive or more passive? Was it really needed to all in?
 
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I recommend you use a software to review your biggest losses in detail. Sometimes you discover very valuable things statistically, such as the positions you play best and which ones you don't, and the pairs of cards that bring you greater headaches. Only by analyzing your game in depth will you overcome the most important mistakes
 
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Hi guys,

I feel like I have hit a wall and can't seem to get by the bubble anymore in online tournaments?

Can anyone suggest ways to improve my online game or better ways to 'read' online players?

Is this possible?

Cheers.

:confused:



Study day to day, Upswing poker lab has free articles you can read. Keep playing and keep in mind that good players play aggressive in bubble to increase the stack moving to the money because the big prize is in the final table. So keep a tough mind, keep grinding and keep playing. You will loose most of the time playing tournaments, but you will be profitable finishing deep in tournaments.
 
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To 'read' the players, pay close attention to the bets. If you have chipleader bets high, if you have short bets with pair in hand. (JJ or better.) This helps me a lot!
 
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It can certainly be tricky when the tournament chips are drying up on your side of the shore and need double up hands in order to stay alive. You should try and not find yourself in this position to the bet of your ability before hand by "taking everything, giving nothing" - in chips before getting down to the wire and the money but when you do, try and pick your spots appropriately and put people in awkward positions for them to call.
 
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Some time ago I read an article that was based on this type of situation, the most advisable thing was to stop playing during a considerable period of time to be able to enter fresh. Otherwise, you will continue to lose because by wanting so much just to win, you will make bad decisions during the games and that will inevitably lead you to lose again.
 
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I think you need more patience and prudence.
 
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If you don't already have a hand tracker like PokerTracker, get one.
 
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Best way to improve your game is patience. Play your game and don't get involved in all the craziness of crazy play. Always forget your last hand, it is over. Don't worry about things like average chip stacks, might even be better not to have the lobby screen open, just play your table. Let the play come to you. There is a time to be aggressive, and when you have the chip stack and are seated with the right players you will know it. But the number 1 thing like mentioned at first, is Patience! There are a lot of good threads here on CC, take the time to read them. You will learn tons on here! Good luck to you.
 
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Hey, I suggest watching this video

it talks about how you should play MTTs in general and i think you're approaching it the wrong way.., your main goal should be to win the whole tournament and not just min cash and if you find yourself always shot near the bubble then maybe you're playing too tight and passive (which is the wrong way in my opinion) and other players are taking advantage of that

 
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The only way to improve the game is to play more hands. No poker books or teachers will help you. Only a lot of practice and analysis of your own mistakes can lead to an improvement in the quality of the game.
 
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Play more. Then play some more and maybe play more. Also late in tournaments think a lil bit before making snap calls.
 
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If you play tournaments on sites like ACR expect to see silly hands like AA v your KK around 40 minutes past the hour.
I suggest play the freerolls on here and the League and enjoy the game for what it is.
You can improve but the Casino site manipulations will ruin your progress and disappoint you.
 
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There is some poker coaching videos and people can try get. I got bored with them because they were very technical, but some people may benefit from them.
 
Blackchipp

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study technics a lot, play a lot, study your opponents and play agressive when the table is tight and play tight when the table are agressive. good luck!
first month in silver, and just playing 2 tournaments and take itm in both, and i take the leaderboard us sites!
next month i hope be a platinum member to have more chance in leaderboards.
 
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For me the only way to improve the online game is studying and playing time analyzing the errors and learning from them. I hope you find it useful.
 
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I see many response applying how to improve the game in general, but your question seems to specifically apply to online.

That’s a great question, because you can’t get the benefit of tells while playing a live game.

I think one benefit of online games is that you can click on a players avatar and notes about that player. So if you see a certain pattern for one player, you can leave a note ( tight, likes to bluff, donk, calling station, bluffs often, limps with very high pairs, etc). While that’s not ax good as seeing reactions live, it helps.

I always try to factor in the time it takes for a player to bet to help get a read. Is if a snap call or raise? Do they appear to be tanking? True, there may be other reasons they are taking extra time, ( playing multiple games, getting distracted by something outside the game, etc),, but it can sometimes help.

Keeping that in consideration, I always like to try to count to at least 4 on any turn. I figure if I’m consistent with my time to bet at my turn, it’s harder for players to know if I’m eager or hesitant to make the next call/raise.
 
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