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/Feb/2014

2014 FEB BIG BANG UPDATE (KNOWLEDGE IS POWER)

By: KELSTONER @ 02:18 (EST) / 396 / Comment ( 0 )

NEW FOUND CONFIDENCE:

 

 

The "Line of Bad Luck" I had been having within my PokerSchool Premier League Tourneys have come to an end, well theres always gonna be a little bad luck now n then but this was getting rediculous LOL.

I have realised that knowing and learning from the people I play against is a big component to the game. With more practical experience helping me to learn from my mistakes aswell as learning from the good posts, comments and live trainings in My Personal blogs/training videos/other blogs, I am now more relaxed at the table with a  new found confidence and knowledge of the game, I have that little boost needed to play better poker.

 

Premier Results:

I have made Positive Points in the last 6/5 tourneys. FINALLY made it to the money in 2 tourneys:

581 participants, Finishing 38th position
231 participants, Finishing 30th position

When Im not playing or feeling in the mood to play serious poker like "PokerSchool Premier League" I am using that time to play a little "PokerSchool Open League" tourneys to try to achieve a "BIG BANG". I have not seen any indication that "PokerSchool Premier" players still could not participate, but just incase maybe this blog is enough to get me a ticket lol. ( I may later on in the month post a hand replays of the beginning of my Prem League).

 

PokerSkill Open League top 400 x3 BIG BANG attempt Results:

I have only just Restarted again with 1/1 top 400 finishes:
9709 participants, Finishing 201st position (bellow is a replay of this tourney and Bankrollmob which starts at the same time as PokerSchool Open Skill League).

 

TOP POKER TIPS I FOUND USEFULL AND LIKED VERY MUCH (WorldRecordTourney wall and My blog comments)

1) Tight is right! There is nothing or little to lose in freeroll and low buy-in tournaments, which is why a lot of players

go nuts. They invest too many chips into vulnerable hands. Play the opposite - play only strong hands like Ace-King or Jacks

and you already have an advantage.

2) Raise high preflop! When you decide to play a hand, raise a big amount to get maximum value. Don't be afraid of raising 10

times the Big Blind to enter a pot. Especially in the early stages of a freeroll, you will get at least one caller most of

the time.

3) Play straight! When you hit something good on the flop, turn or river  - like top pair with top kicker - bet big. In a

freeroll or low buy-in tourney, a lot of players check more often than they bet. Don't try to get tricky with slowplaying.

4) Don't bluff! When many opponents are loose, it's not a good idea to bluff. Be patient, wait for valuable hands and let the

others pay you off.

5) Play aggressively on the bubble! Most opponents in these kind of tourneys play passively - especially when there are only

a few places left until the money. Use it for your advantage and play aggressively.

6) Don't become so result orientated. This had been brought to my attention from a person commenting on one of my blogs, which I had found myself doing alot in the beginning of my premier league.

 

Below are a few hands played in PokerSchool Open League (top 201) and Bankrollmob (top 66): (hopefully it turns out right, this is my first time doing replays)

 

THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE BLUFFS AND THE FOLDS...

http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/replayer/share?group_id=148258&type=ps&showOddscalc=0&showControls=1&showLog=1&showActiveButtons=0&title_id=2&themePath=table_PS_560x386.jpg&language=en&gameEntity=0&hash=C19A48EDFF

What are Your thoughts? What do you think?

If anyone has any comments or pointers  for me, I will be more than happy to read and learn...

 

Hope to meet you all at the tables, Gd Luck and Go Hard...

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