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Hi All. Wanting to Improve - Sat Aug 23, 2014, 09:10 AM
hunkypoo's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 7
Hi Everyone.
Long time lurked first time poster.
Been playing poker few hours on and off last few years. Always played MTT/STT.
Recently switched to cash games (suits with work schedule better) and been a break even player for few months now at 10NL. Looking for advice how to get over the hump and maybe show a profit. Have read a few books but finding it hard to get the most out of them
Thanks For any help
Sat Aug 23, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Hey there,

Welcome to the forum!

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 04:50 PM
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Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 645
Welcome to pso, it looks like you have set your self a target, it can take a long time to become a profit making player and it takes effort, but anyone can do it so I wish you luck
Thu Aug 28, 2014, 11:53 AM
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Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 7
Thanks everyone
Sat Oct 04, 2014, 05:44 PM
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Hi and welcome,

I think the best way to improve and to show a profit is to work on your game. I assume you know the rules and hand rankings ( what beats what ) 10nl is still considered micro stakes and I hear over and over that there are three rules
1. don't bluff
2. don't pay off
3. value bet, value bet, value bet.

There are still times when you have to bluff, but remember at this level a lot of people are just playing their cards and not thinking about what you might have so pick your spots carefully. Its pretty easy to identify the recreational players and the regulars, and if you see a player call down with bottom pair they are not a good bluff candidate, but an excellent player to value bet strong and exploit them that way.

Knowing what range of cards your opponent might be playing is a huge advantage and if you haven't learned to do this yet pso has a ton of tools to help you improve, they have a nice video library which covers just about everything. They also have a hand analysis forum where you can post hands that you are not sure of and have them go over it and give you some really nice feed back. The live training session I have found to be very helpful as well.

YOu should of course review your own sessions with an equity calculator and look for spots where you might be making mistakes. I think all of the really good players review their sessions on a regular basis and probably review every session they play.

I hope some of this helps and gl at the tables

John A.K.A. FireMedic815

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