You Suck At Poker

I had a comment left on here that I really had a hard time telling if it was a spam blog or not. I dug around the site and decided not, and while doing that found an article I liked. It is the negatively titled but nonetheless accurate 7 Reasons Why You Suck at Poker. I definitely have a few of these problems. I limp in as small blind too much, I check the flop too much, I fold the big blind too much, and especially late in tournaments I lay down the best hand too often. I know the way to play is to only play hands I’m willing to pursue aggressively but that’s easier said than done. I’m working harder at putting my opponents on a range of hands and trying to discern from betting patterns whether I’m ahead or behind. I do find that just putting out the continuation bet on the flop, especially late and near the bubble, gets everyone to fold to me shockingly often. I never think that will work and am always pleasantly surprised when it does.

Good advice here. If you are interested, check it out.

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4 thoughts on “You Suck At Poker”

  1. I’m glad you decided I’m not a spammer and found my article interesting/helpful…lol.

    I have no idea how I stumbled across that post, but the same thing had just happened to me and I thought it was quite the coincidence.

    Keep on bloggin’ on!


  2. dave says:

    Nick, a comment where the URL points at a poker site, particularly when the name isn’t a human name, is probably spam 99+% of the time, at least on this site. I almost automatically bounced it for that reason.

    I played a $5/90 SNG last night and tried to be more aggressive in position and not fold later on when I thought I had the best hand. I came in 2nd and profited about $65, and went out AQs vs KTo that was outdrawn on the river, ie getting my money in good. Thanks for the advice!

  3. PJ Cabrera says:

    Thanks for linking to the post. I’ll try the suggestions one of these nights. 🙂

  4. Tony says:

    Remember only 10% of poker players make a profit over a year.

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