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I still have money in my account and I am not in trouble, but I have gone shy I know it, and just seemed to have immersed myself into reading poker books and figuring out why I sucked. How do you guys get over the bad beat and get back into the game

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Hi everyone :

It was a pleasure meeting some of you on Pokerstars last week.  In light of this I figured I’d come out of lurking and make a post.  

I’ve played for years with my own family but have only recently started to play for minor stakes at casinos and online.  (1/2 NL at casinos, Microstakes online.)   An early christmas landed me at 3rd and 1st on 2.20 buyin multitable tournaments, and I’ve taken the unexpected boost to my online bankroll for a ride.   2000 hands later (hey, I’m only a weekend player k?) I’ve tried out multi-table play, HORSE, and Badugi.  I’ve also taken a liking to the pacing of 5/10 Limit 6-Max.
 
Just for fun here are a few hands I played recently that I posted to Pokerhand.org.  Please feel free to examine and critique my play.  Missteps?  Crazy?  Solid?  Nowhere near enough information?   Curious cats are waiting to be evicerated.  :)

Hand 1 : A recent hand where I sat down at the 5/10 Limit table and landed KK on the Big Blind, and flopped top set.  (Very lucky, I know.)  In the face of aggression the first to act after big blind keeps reraising me.  Am I missing something, or was the opponent totally insane?

Hand 2 : Same table, subsequent hand where I flop top pair and improve to two pair on the turn flop two pair.  Note : I didn’t think the opponent had their flush. How was my play here?

Hand 3 : Another night, where I was playing for a top flush draw and being a bit aggressive.  The flop gives me top flush, but the board being paired and the opponent’s betting makes me think the pair gave him a full house.  I turned out to be right.  Should I have gone to the river?  Was my final check / call worthwhile or should I have not even bothered?

Hand 4 : Heads up play, this is the final hand in one of the tournaments I took down.  It was late, I was playing aggressive and decided to chance ending the game on an open end straight draw.   Good move, or a tad aggressive/chancy?

Look forward to playing at a table with all of you!  :)

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Poker – card game, played deck consisting of 52 cards, whose goal is to win money from other players, by developing the best system or by means of the so-called. blefu. Number of players at the table is only a limited number of cards in the deck, but can not be less than two. In practice, no game is more than ten persons

The history of poker is not clear. As the first poker game described by Jonathan H. Green in 1834. It was popular among the passengers of ships that sailed the Mississippi River. Players receive five cards, and all of them had only the waist 20 (from dozens to asów). Some researchers argue that the Chinese played poker, already around 900 ne; other sources, in turn, sees the Indian ganjifa game. It is likely that poker is derived from Old Persian game as us, which rules perscy transmitted osadnikom French sailors in New Orleans.

Poker has grown through the years played an increasingly card deck introduces new systems, and there are new types of games such as poker open or selected. In 1872 the U.S. ambassador in Great Britain publicly announced rules for poker dobieranego. Eight years later the now the most popular type of game, namely Texas Hold’em. In 1896 he launched the first issue of the magazine devoted pokerowi called Poker Chips.

Today, poker is one of the most popular Card Games. Television broadcasts poker tournaments, and the Internet, many companies offer rooms to play poker online. The world’s biggest poker event – World Series of Poker in 2005, was attended by 23,000 players. In 2007, in the main tournament players participated in 6358 and the winner has received 10 million. dollars.

In some variations of poker to get the card to pay the rate of input (ante). In others, such as Texas Hold’em, the obligation is to put blind players after two consecutive rozdającym (ang dealer)

Participants receive a card game (in varying amounts, depending on the game) and their task is to complete the strongest system. After each card is dealt, players bid according to the value of their cards, they may also

Players have five different :

- the abandonment of the game further, then the player loses all their chips, which has to this point
* Waiting (called check) – if none of the participants in the previous game did not put any rate in a given round of betting, players can wait, or not to raise it to the pool while keeping the right to continue the game
* Check  – this is the amount of compensation by other players, which means a further part in the game
* To place  bet – this is the first to place the plant in a given round
* Raise – this is a business formation penetration by another player (a raise in the next round to re-raise)

In addition, it is possible to play All-in – which means that the player puts into the pot all the chips you want.

There are different types of games, which are determined by the amount of bets and raises:

* Fixed limit – the value of the plant is constant – a pre-game
* Pot limit – raise the rates may have a maximum value equal to what the raise was in the pool
* No limit – to play are not confined by any limits

The winner of this game is the person who has the highest hand of cards at the end when it comes to their pledge, or a player who remained alone in the lot (then it is irrelevant what is in cards and does not need to show the opponents poker cards).

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20 Jul 2009 poker, pokertips Comments OFF

Most of the time when you are engaged in a poker hand, you think about your decisions before taking them. For example, if you follow a revival with KQ, you say: “If I have the top pair, I will play this hand. If I have a gut-shot and two Overcards, I’ll play this hand. If I have a bilateral straight draw (open-ender) and two Overcards, I’ll play this hand. Otherwise, I let go. ”

However, it may take something that will make you change your strategy in the middle of a hand. Your opponent can make a bet, which gives you information to use to your advantage. It can also build on the river which looks like a value bet and you to sleep one hand you want to play.

It’s always good to play a hand with a plan, but it is essential to be prepared to change your plan if the situation requires. At each hand, your response should be based on your cards and community cards, but it is also very important to consider your opponent’s tendencies.

Here is a hand I played recently at the 2009 EPT German Open in Dortmund, where I finished in fourth place. It was late on the second day, and my carpet was not better. I have been a few decent hands, but I had not yet made serious bluffs. We were eight, the player in second place with 8.500 revive blinds 2,000 / 4,000 and antes at 500. Everyone lay down around me, in a small Blind Pocket 5s. I had around 70,000 chips, and I knew I did not sleep a Pocket pair in this situation.

I decided to follow instead of restart, thinking that the Big Blind also fall into the pot, and that is what happened. The flop gave A-8-3. I wanted to reach a set, or something like 2-3-4 or 3-4-6, and the flop was not the best for my hand, so I check the Big Blind. The initial relanceur made a new revival to 12,000 in a pot to 29.500. This appeared as a weakness.

Under this setting, I was almost sure he had no As, and probably did not pair either. It seemed he had a hand like KJ or something. So when he bet 12,000, I have considered several factors – my reading of his game, my tight image and the size of my carpet. I decided to revive an additional 21,000. I wanted to believe I had an Ace and I committed myself in the pot (when in fact, I slept over-recovery, leaving me with almost 30,000 chips).

The Big Blind folds, and after long time of reflection, relanceur initial layer. It just gave me some credit in thinking that I do not sleep on an extra revival.

It was a situation where I would certainly not committed many tokens without a favorable flop. But I adjusted my decisions based on my opponent. Always be prepared to adjust your poker plan, and you’ll earn tokens in place of a second.

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