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    Default Celebrating 1 Million Posts with Team PokerStars!

    As FTR is reaching 1 million posts, we would like to celebrate by having some members of Team PokerStars post in our forum. We have received this general Q&A from our forum members and hope any pros are able to take the time to respond to some of the community questions. Even just a quick congratulations would be great too!

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    Question 1:
    What do you feel are a few of the most common beginner mistakes?

    Question 2:
    Any quick advice for those starting their poker journey? Anything you can share about your story?

    Question 3:
    Who are some of the toughest player's you've faced, online or live?

    Question 4:
    How do you tell when someone is playing back at you vs caught a hand?

    Question 5:
    What do you think the future holds for online poker?

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    Congratulations FTR and special thanks to Team PokerStars!

    Note - We welcome any discussion from FTR and Team PokerStats but please don't expect the pros to answer questions or replies posted in this thread. That is what the other threads were for asking for questions. Thanks!
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    What pro's have accounts here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imthenewfish View Post
    What pro's have accounts here?
    We will soon see!
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    HevadKhan Guest
    Hello guys this is my first time posting here. It's my 5th year attending the WSOP, and it's always a pleasure to meet new people at the table and share stories of different nature. I will happily answer questions you guys have for me, so post up!
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    Whoooo! Welcome here Hevad!

    Since you play a lot of online poker, could you answer one of the questions above:
    Question 4:
    How do you tell when someone is playing back at you vs caught a hand?


    Thanks!
    I won't believe their lies - I can still see through these eyes
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    HevadKhan Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Vinland View Post
    Whoooo! Welcome here Hevad!

    Since you play a lot of online poker, could you answer one of the questions above:
    Question 4:
    How do you tell when someone is playing back at you vs caught a hand?


    Thanks!
    well if youve been playing a lot of pots at the table and it seems like another big stack at the table has as well, then chances are hes trying to keep you in line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HevadKhan View Post
    Hello guys this is my first time posting here. It's my 5th year attending the WSOP, and it's always a pleasure to meet new people at the table and share stories of different nature. I will happily answer questions you guys have for me, so post up!
    Welcome and thanks for the post! I hope the WSOP is going well for you this year.

    You're known for being able to multi-table a lot, how do you deal with the slowness of live poker?
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    What has your poker life been like since the WSOP final table?
    Check out the new blog!!!
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    GregRaymer Guest
    Howdy to all you FTR regs, and congrats on reaching such a big milestone.

    I'll take a stab at the first question from OP.

    The biggest mistake that beginners make (as well as very good players) is simply playing too many hands. When you watch us on a TV poker show, it seems like we're playing every hand. But they edit out anywhere from 50-99% of the hands, depending upon the show. There are times, like if you're chip leader on the bubble, where it can be correct to play a lot of hands. But long term average, you're probably only supposed to be in there between 10-20% of the time at a full table of 9-10 players. If you're seeing more flops that this, it is definitely time to review your starting hand selection, and see if you shouldn't stop playing some of those hands.

    Later, Greg Raymer (FossilMan)
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    To any pro:
    edit: better question. What is the coolest thing youve bought with poker moneys, something real over the top like a lambo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbiz View Post
    To any pro:
    edit: better question. What is the coolest thing youve bought with poker moneys, something real over the top like a lambo?
    this, plz
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    shrewsbury91 Guest
    Hey Greg, I am from the CT Area(Actually Shrewsbury MA) and visit Foxwoods on occusion. How often do you play there?

    My question is, What has been the hardest part of their poker journey and how you overcame that to be successful?
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    GregRaymer Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by shrewsbury91 View Post
    Hey Greg, I am from the CT Area(Actually Shrewsbury MA) and visit Foxwoods on occusion. How often do you play there?

    My question is, What has been the hardest part of their poker journey and how you overcame that to be successful?
    I moved to Raleigh, NC in late 2005, so I don't get to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun very much anymore. I've been renting my house in Stonington (6 miles from Foxwoods) until recently, and am now selling it. Want to buy a house near both casinos?

    The hardest thing to overcome is the negative emotional impact of running bad. Everybody runs bad at times, and if you play long enough, you'll eventually hit a period where you run bad for a LONG time (months upon months live, weeks even for a high volume online player). It is times like these that test your ability to continue to play your best game.

    Unfortunately, I have no great advice for how to do this. Different things work for different people. My personal method is to just take some time, chill out, and think to myself if I should have done something different. If so, I can use this as a learning experience. If not, if I played the hand as correctly as I could, then I must remember that variance is part of the game, and I just have to continue to play the cards as perfectly as possible, and that eventually I will start winning again.

    Later, Greg Raymer (FossilMan)
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    Congratulations FTR for the 1 million posts and I"m glad that Team Pokerstars is celebrating with us. More power and I"m looking forward for the 2nd million posts.
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    Hey... great to have you guys on board here.
    Will try to put some questions together.
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    Great to see Hevad and Raymer here, thanks guys!

    I too am interested in the coolest thing purchased with poker money.
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    Thanks for stopping by and answering ?. Don't have any myself but looking forward to your answers to others.

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