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    Default The Biggest Mistakes Made By Beginner Poker Players

    Poker players who are just starting out to play and learn the game often make very common mistakes that can be avoided by adhering to a few common principles. Although it has often been said that in order to learn the game of poker, you have to take your lumps and lose a bit before you get a better feel or understanding of the game, some of the losses most beginning players experience while learning can be negated. We will look at some of the most common mistakes made by beginner poker players and explain how to avoid them, thereby saving yourself plenty of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GientPoker View Post
    We will look at some of the most common mistakes made by beginner poker players and explain how to avoid them, thereby saving yourself plenty of money.
    When are we going to do that?
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    I'm predicting a banhammer
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    I predict a 5 star thread full of awesome, digestible poker tips
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    There goes another 3 min 32 seconds of my life wasted.
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    You may want to start buying the books on tape if that took you 3:32 to read.
    Last edited by jyms; 03-20-2013 at 08:20 AM.
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    One of the biggest mistakes is pissing off jyms.
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    Well, both predictions ITT were wrong. So much fail
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    I have a shitty connection. It took me 3:22 to load it.
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    I'm hoping that happens across the table from me!!
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    lol so nobodys actually posting mistakes?

    Poor bankroll management is the number one mistake.
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    FTR's biggest tournament leaks: jamming when they should be flatting or raising less than all-in and being scared of over cards on the flop.
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    I do love to shove, guilty as charged on the former at least.
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    can't wait for some good advice Gient but think tilt is my biggest problem, followed by everything else !
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkbee View Post
    FTR's biggest tournament leaks: jamming when they should be flatting or raising less than all-in and being scared of over cards on the flop.

    I tend to have this issue when I am deep after playing hours of good poker then BOOM!
    "You start the game with a full pot o’ luck and an empty pot o’ experience...
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    Biggest mistakes i see in my micro donkaments: they always love to limp, even with high blinds and call my all-ins with every suited crap :-/ in general they love and overrate all kind of suited hands !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel72 View Post
    Biggest mistakes i see in my micro donkaments: they always love to limp, even with high blinds and call my all-ins with every suited crap :-/ in general they love and overrate all kind of suited hands !
    You would probably think I'm a huge donk
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    Will listing my mistakes, make them magically disappear?

    Who has 2 hours to spare to read it?
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    No but if you're aware of them, you'll be in a much better position to correct them or get advice from people who have corrected them before
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal View Post
    No but if you're aware of them, you'll be in a much better position to correct them or get advice from people who have corrected them before
    Of course you are right, but some mistakes I think it takes time or maybe they just don't go away...

    I give you an example of one I do over and over again - and I am very clearly aware of it.

    Say I push with a hand, and it is a semibluff - or it is legit but not the nuts -
    as we move on in the hand - it becomes clear to me that I am behind
    several times - I keep pushing or worse calling - knowing in my bones that I am behind, even the "little voice" is telling me to quit and save the balance of my stack for an other hand - BUT NO - some sort of blind stubbornness - practically makes me sacrifice my chips. I have this NEED to challenge luck - sort of don't want to believe that it can be so cruel that I got in the situation...
    Not sure I am explaining anywhere near well this "mind game" that makes me lose chips/games more often than it need be.
    Also TBH - never tried to explain to anyone - no idea if anyone else has encountered something similar.

    So here it went - I wrote it down - I AM/have been fully aware of it - and doubt that posting it will help me... but here it is.
    Last edited by vegasjj; 05-19-2013 at 03:21 AM.
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    I think pascal is correct. Writing, acknowledging negative play inclinations gives the malleable player the CHANCE to alter their play. Are many of us stubborn/pigheaded etc., of course. On line play is particularly prone to this thinking as one can hide behind the internet. I found live play has a way of motivating behavior mod in even the most stubborn player if that player is teachable (self or instructed) at all!! MUCH MORE EMBARRASING...IMHO!!
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    GIENT POKER ??!! OK i think the biggest mistake they make is over valuing hands like QK J10 KJ K10 JQ A2 A3 any hand with paint and suited cards of any denomination , and also position on the table (or how important position is or what table pos is) . OK and and or or lol
    Last edited by steelsatin; 05-20-2013 at 04:10 AM.
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    biggest mistakes rookie posters make?
    It's not what's inside that counts. Have you seen what's inside?
    Internal organs. And they're getting uglier by the minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondavu View Post
    biggest mistakes rookie posters make?
    Bumping old threads
    Attempting to post legitimately in troll threads
    Not accepting that their views are wrong and laughable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondavu View Post
    biggest mistakes rookie posters make?
    OMG, He returns from the deep. Hi buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondavu View Post
    biggest mistakes rookie posters make?
    OMG YOU'RE ALIVE!!!

    This is where I slap you for being away for so long and making me miss you so much. What took you so long to come back?

    HI
    Quote Originally Posted by Fnord View Post
    Why poker fucks with our heads: it's the master that beats you for bringing in the paper, then gives you a milkbone for peeing on the carpet.

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    They wait for the river to bet very big (too late, too greedy, too obvious), they bet small und often the same laughable amounts, when they lead ooP in the pot with draws, top pair baby kicker, second/third (or under-) pair and so on - i see this every day.
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    Forget all that, DANIEL72.....who is that WOMAN in your avatar Bruder????
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlowJoe View Post
    Forget all that, DANIEL72.....who is that WOMAN in your avatar Bruder????
    There goes another 3 min 32 seconds of my life.
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    being able to concentrate for 3 maybe 4 hours in mtt,s. poisition on the table for raises and as jj said being able to get away from hands that u no uve lost or behind and chashing.............
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    getting caught going through the back door of DANIELS avator
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    1. folding to sitters
    2. over valueing ace rag
    3. ignoring icm
    4. not abusing the bubble
    5. calling light
    6. not shoving light
    7. not exploiting the exploitable
    8. misunderstanding basic concepts
    9. not understanding pot odds
    10. missizing bets
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeUnit View Post
    1. folding to sitters
    2. over valueing ace rag
    3. ignoring icm
    4. not abusing the bubble
    5. calling light
    6. not shoving light
    7. not exploiting the exploitable
    8. misunderstanding basic concepts
    9. not understanding pot odds
    10. missizing bets
    What a neat collection of familiar actions - LOL
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    I'd say my biggest mistake right now is overestimating fold equity. There have been a few times these past couple of days where I put my tournament life on the line when I didn't have to because I thought I had more fold than I actually had. Have to realize that the villains aren't thinking about odds and fold equity at these small stakes.

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