09 Jan 5 Unlucky Things You Should Avoid When Playing Poker
Wrong Use of Starting Hands Chart
For any new poker player, starting hand maps are a requirement. By narrowing down the choices you have to make at the beginning of each hand, they alleviate pressure on the mind.
We describe the ranks of the poker hand and the suitability for position. Then why are they using a mistake?
Generally speaking, using hand maps is not a mistake, but when using them, I made a mistake.
Vanessa Selbst spoke during an interview with Brian Koppelman about the crucial need to spend hours at the outset on the basics.
I haven’t done it. I was looking for quick results.
I became too static instead of using hand maps in a flexible way. There were moments when the table’s complexities made it clear that I was expected to expand my vision, so I kept to the map rigidly and folded.
Another important weakness I created was playing hands from early and middle position because they were on the map— even though the table’s complexities made it clear that I should have folded.
A good example is to open a small pair in the middle position when there are plenty of stacks behind you that can fire. It’s important to be able to move away from the hand charts and fold in this scenario.
Having Same Views with Different Players
My reaction to how I treated my hands was closely linked to my hand map leak.
I just based the playability of my hands on the strength of my holding in the beginning and not on my opponent’s strength and weakness. I’d treat all my critics the same way, in other words.
It was a major leak for me that took years to repair and still happens today, demonstrating that at the outset of the learning process, it is important that the basics are right.
Every time I talk to professional players, they always ask me what kind of player I faced.
How did I read on the grounds of my encounter with him or her? If there was no training, what kind of player do I think from a visual perspective was he or she?
If you don’t make your decisions based on a combination of strength of hands, chip stacks and preferences of players, instead you lose money.
Gambling Too Many Tables
I immediately fell in love with poker, but I found it boring to play a table online from the beginning. Before I even pinned down the basics, I was multi-tabling.
The thing that I suffered came from my ego. I’d watch videos of online poker strategies, read books and blogs, and learn about all those people playing 15 + tables.
I could do 4, 8 and then 10 if they could do 15+.
We had a CEO named Keith Heller during my years in the rail industry. He’s been an American.
He came to the United Kingdom and immediately began withdrawing our fleet locomotives.
He didn’t think we worked hard enough for them. When asked what point he should stop taking them out of the schedule for the train, he replied, “When I break it.” And he did. He broke it down. And then he began to add to the locomotives.
The same philosophy extends to real money in online casino. I recommend you should play a table before you make a consistent profit over a long period of time.
Then add another bed, clean, and repeat. You’ll hit a number that’s suffering from your game.
It’s going to break.
Fix it by lowering the required number of tables before you once again show a profit.
No Knowledge in Basic Math
I hated math at high school, and when it comes to falling in love with poker, this is a problem.
I don’t even understand the intricacies now. It’s a perfect mistake. I don’t want to handle it’s a stone.
I’ve never played poker based on a math equation and I know how basic a leak is. If you’re as stupid as I am when it comes to basic poker calculations, you’re going to lose money too.
Still Playing When Tilted
Everyone is going to suffer from some sort of tilt poker. It’s important to understand what your causes are and take steps to mitigate the consequences.
One of my tilt reasons while playing six-max cash games was losing consecutive flips. I would subconsciously continue to chase losers and put my money in when I wanted to get lucky behind me.
In my lifetime, I have lost more money due to emotional problems than technical failures. If you lose and turn, it’s so hard to walk away from the game, but it’s an aspect of your career that will have disastrous consequences.
I met Billy Chattaway recently; one of the UK’s brightest young minds. In a $25/$50 Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) cash game, he told me he lost $10k bluffing and then lost another $20k in the next 20 minutes because he was on tilt and running.
It can certainly happen to the worst of us if it will happen to the best of us.