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Mother,Baby and Poker

Beginner Poker player, mother and Life Loving person
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I have noticed huge difference in way people play and how they win.

What makes some people winning players? Is the secret to winning just to know the game, know the lingo, know odds and all kind of fancy stuff? All these will help help for sure but I seen many players who know all these things and still go busto day in and day out, why? To me biggest secret to winning in poker are Bankroll Management and controlling your ego and emotions. Raging about “bad beats” will guarantee you to lose stack or two more in coming minutes. When in other hand making calm note, reload and take advantage of situation will get you your stack back and then some.

When talking about ego, you should check it in when u log in to Pokerstars client, nothing good comes out of thinking that I deserve win more than others. When you add litlle humble additude to tables you might think situations better and in end make better decisions. Ofcourse healthy confidence is good but need keep it under control.

Then the “Holy Grail” bankroll management!! I see this so many times, these players bink MTT here other there and then while after they are busto, why? Here comes the ego, “I have Bankroll now, I jump straight waaaay up the stakes”. If you bink one MTT does that mean you are ready to jump over few levels of stakes? In my opinion NO!! If and when you bink that MTT, stay still few days, take few shots to next level. In my opinion planning that move is important. What kind of structure I want, big fields or smaller. There is so many options to think so I think it is better take your time and results will be better.

I myself use very very very nitty Bankroll management, this has helped me never go busto. I don’t have much skill edge to other players but my BR management and calmness keep me floating above surface. I am very strict about 100 Buy-In limit, I still with BR use freerolls I still play the smallest games possible. I will take shots to higher when feeling extra good, well rested and focus is at the best ( for me this is around 3 am LOL).

I wanna post hand here that changed way I think poker and made me much better player!

This was in Bigger 55$ where I won ticket in Tweetyland. BTN ofcourse tries steal and Supernova in SB know this but kinda ignored me as Filipina BronzeStar. I ended in quite good money 155$ about but oh boy did I cry after that, not cause I didn’t make money for me but cause my backers could have gotten much more. I talked this hand with ArtySmokes and Profess_awe a lot and after while they were able to make me understand the situation. Is it bad beat? Not really that much since SBs resteal sizing gave him pott odds to call. Should you be sad after that? Not really since you made correct play but this is how poekr is sometimes. I rather go out whn have dominating hand and played it correct that do some horrid play. After this hand every beat I get I do tiny fistpump and move on.

So to sum this up: yes it is mostly my rookie opinions, but that’s ok. Keep your Bankroll management in check, check your ego on log in and keep your emotions in check.

For most this is very very useless information, but if this helps one person even in tiny way my mission is accomplished!!

Thank you for patience in reading

With Love


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