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Top 5 Tips - Thu Apr 14, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Hello everyone,

I'm new to online poker and im just wondering what everyone's top 5 tips for NLHE.
 
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Thu Apr 14, 2011, 05:35 PM
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My personal tips are to:
1)Understand poker
2)study poker
3)practice poker
4)discuss poker
5)Play poker

From my experience, if you can do number 3 as cheap as possible you will get to do it more often.
 
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Thu Apr 14, 2011, 06:14 PM
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My 5 points:

One: --- Consistency.
Pick a style that fits your personality. If you enjoy a loose style, always play loose. If you prefer an aggressive style, practice intimidation. If you want to be tight, establish a range of hands and stay in it.

Two: --- Patience.
Regardless of your style, realize poker is a game that has an element of chance. Wait for your opportunities. Tight players might wait for group one hands. The aggressive player might consider waiting for the pocket pair. The loose player might have to wait for that elusive ace.

Three: --- Observe.
Online or live, you are at a table with other people. Each of them has their personalities and their quirks regarding this game. Try to learn which ones do what and formulate a strategy to eliminate them.

Four: --- Adjust.
No matter how well you play, there will be situations where you will have to modify your usual habits. Knowing where and when to change from one style to another can be the ket to a successful run.

Five: --- Courtesy
In every poker tournament, there can be just one winner. You know this, but we all tend to ignore the fact that in a game with 2500 players, 2499 are not going to make it. Losses can come from your stupidity. Learn from it, but don't blame the guy who won. It can come from a good play against another player's better play. It's the nature of the game. You could suffer the bad beat, or suckout. We tend to forget whenever the river saved our butts; we only remember the time we had it in the bag and lost it on a one-card, or two-card out. Accept your loss and move on to the next game. Vent if you want, but not at a player.
 
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Thu Apr 14, 2011, 11:35 PM
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Hedgehog, that was some sage advice. I'm still learning the patience aspect of the game. I tend to get itchy and start firing when i'm holding category 3 & 4 cards. The only thing I could add is to enjoy the moment. Have fun with the game and the people your with.
 
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Fri Apr 15, 2011, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BodhiLummox View Post
Hedgehog, that was some sage advice. .
I agree! Hedgehog you are a gentleman and a scholar thanks for all your help!
 
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Fri May 06, 2011, 10:40 AM
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1) patience...
2) Dont think your Superman!
3) When tourney have allot of free time and no work the day after! (could be a long long long night!)
4) Dont curse at other players / donkeys.. in the long run they will give us monah.
5) Dont smoke weed and play poker (Still working on this 1... and failing every time)

oh yeah and real important : BANKROLL MANAGEMENT!!

It aint a joke, if you go broke!
 

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