Joined: Aug '08
Age: 53 (F)
Stop taking advice from people. Plain and simple. I have only been playing for about 7 years now,( really cant remember cause so much has happened), but I will tell you that I have read poker books, read about others play and watched plenty online and on TV. and to tell the truth all it has got me is butt kiss.
My play is based on me. My mood, my opponents , my tourney and my cash games. I put all else aside and play the game like it is for life or death. Yes sounds extreme but that is how I play. I go into every game like it is my last and I have nothing to loose as really, I do not bet or post more than I can afford to loose.
I LOVE playing poker ,( from Holdem to Stud- Razz and Omaha right on through), and feel I have been taught plenty just through playing the game and watching.
Best to all.
Play like you need to win but Live like you need to play
Joined: Jun '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 62 (M)
The key line there is I do not bet or post what I cannot afford to lose If you stick to that and nothing else you will be a happy poker player and even if you dont even know the rules you will still most likely win.
Joined: May '09
Age: 33 (M)
i think i should also follow your method of life and death while playing, maybe it'll help me win more. and regarding other's advice following it blindly is surely stupid but it does help you find whats best for you and to correct your mistakes.
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 48 (M)
Having fun while playing is the master rule for me, but I totaly agree with you, and let's go beyond, if everybody played the same way, with the same rules only because they are statiscally the best, would poker be fun ? We'd better stay at home and play somekind of simSomething game
Joined: Jun '11
Age: 54 (M)
Good post dilkiv same as everything in life you lern from your misstakakes as well as your sussess. As for playing poker like it tells you in books if we all did as the book says who would win? just the guy selling the book.
Oh and if he is such a good player and makeing loads of money why his he selling a book?
Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 39 (M)
OMG, Iv been paying you $50p/h for tuition and now you say this. OK, I know were you are coming from, but over the years you would have picked up a few things from books and people...In all aspects of life we should take advice, that's not to say we should use that advice, Me myself have had big turn a rounds in my game from simple comments and advice, even from watching outer people play and trying to add it to my game.
Now if you a winning player, consistent winning then I guess you don't need advice, but if you are break even/losing then im sure a tip or 2 can come in handy. I think you had a glass of wine in your hand when posting this.
Lets use an analogy I do building work, some days its figure it out as you go, outer days im doing stuff I have done before so its easier as I have already learned the basics, then comes the day when im doing that same job and there is a guy who does it day in day out, now when he gives me advice about that job I listen hard(I also watch how he does it) in this world no one wants to help anyone, humans are so selfish and normally that advice would cost me collage tuition followed by years of experience, For me its the same for poker, if a guy/lass gives advice on your game and that person is making a living from it(or simply just better than you) then say thank you and listen to what they have to say. Cliff - Always take advice.(but always be aware, some advice is not good advice) Free advice is gold dust, take as much as you can get. OT Im starving and cant be bothered cooking, life is so hard at times....wish I had a Dodge Charger to go work on...yerrr mans work, not cooking..
Joined: Nov '10
Age: 32 (M)
Posted by dlkiv: Stop taking advice from people. Plain and simple. I have only been playing for about 7 years now,( really cant remember cause so much has happened), but I will tell you that I have read poker books, read about others play and watched plenty online and on TV. and to tell the truth all it has got me is butt kiss.
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! Thats exactly what I think! Coaching and books will not make you better. You must play with your brain, your own game! And if you dont have brain good enough for poker then quit!
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 42 (F)
Ive read stuff in the past about playing poker and tried to include some in my game at some point but i realised it wasnt working for me so i made some changes in order to fit my game and play style. im doing better since then.