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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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!
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!
Thanks for linking to the post. I’ll try the suggestions one of these nights. 🙂
Remember only 10% of poker players make a profit over a year.
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