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Stupid mistakes, or are they? - Sat Aug 17, 2013, 02:45 AM
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Getting frustrated....

I consider myself an "ok" player, make a few final tables quite regular, however.....

Some downfalls of my game are I think....

Going "All in" in SnG pre-flop and getting cleaned out (came out on top a few times though)When is best to go "all in" effectively?

Chasing the card - If I need one card for a flush/straight, I'll call if someone has raised, seems to be an epic fail. Should I just fold if the flop hits with nothing?

Playing poor hands if I'm in late positions just cos no-one else has called/raised? Would it be best to throw poor cards end of chat?

Any other advice would be great. I get that it depends on the table, postion etc.

Oh - And I always think people are bluffing!! Leads me to me call them and get bombed! Should I not try and counter bluff, just accept someone may have a decent hnd!!

Thanks

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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Going "All in" in SnG pre-flop and getting cleaned out (came out on top a few times though)When is best to go "all in" effectively?


Always raise sensibly with both your strong hands and steals. 3 bet 4 bet if you must but going all in just to steal low chips is a big spew because you'll only get called by better. Similarly shoving only premiums is a big leak because you will get no action. Keep your raising sensible.


Chasing the card - If I need one card for a flush/straight, I'll call if someone has raised, seems to be an epic fail. Should I just fold if the flop hits with nothing?

Learn pot odds but if you don't understand them just fold if you have a draw, saving chips is more important than chasing.


Playing poor hands if I'm in late positions just cos no-one else has called/raised? Would it be best to throw poor cards end of chat?


These are steal positions. Raise or fold here, never call. I'd err on folding though and not getting into trouble. You have to analyse flops which is a lot harder than it seems.

Your thread title ends with a question mark but these are serious leaks in your game. Sorry to sound so harsh but they are all spewing chip spots and I'd say your a losing player overall. Correcting these mistakes will improve you vastly, at least you understand that you are making them and are taking steps to correct them.


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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Have you worked through all the PSO courses and passed the quizzes? If you've done that, then I'd recommend going to live training sessions so you can ask the trainers questions while they play.


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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Working through them now!

Very useful, and suprising how little I new!

Thanks guys
 

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