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  • Becoming a better cash game player

    Hi everyone,

    I am a fairly good sit n go player. I am trying to transition into a winning cash game player but seem to be having a bit of difficulty getting a hang of it. Currently I am playing the 1c/2c NL games. I am waiting for the premium hands and when I get them I play them aggressively (maybe too aggressively?) and then get beaten by not as good starting hands. This happens more often than not. And then slowly but surely my bankroll diminishes.

    I have gone through the NLHE course o the PSO site and plan to go through it again. Perhaps I am just not grasping the concepts that they are trying to teach.

    Any tips or strategies would be greatly appreciated.

    I am not using a HUD at the moment and am going to invest in one within the next week or two. Any suggestions as to which one to consider? Done a bit of reading and seems that Holdem Manager 2 is a popular one.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Dxmgu0 View Post

    I am not using a HUD at the moment and am going to invest in one within the next week or two. Any suggestions as to which one to consider? Done a bit of reading and seems that Holdem Manager 2 is a popular one.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hem used to be a bit better but the new pt4 dominates imo - either way you get a solid program though
    You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper.

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    • #3
      Hi Dxmgu0! Welcome to the forum. Here's a link that will help to get you familiar with some of the options that PSO has to offer. Good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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      • #4
        Hey Dx I'm to lazy to look for you, but there are some very good videos here on 2NL I suggest you look at them over and over, it will surely help As for the HUD, I'm not to sure it will help you at 2NL, BUT, the software will definitely help find your leaks. I use PT4 to analyze my hands after every session I play. I'm not saying a HUD is not good, but not only will you be learning the cash games, but you'll have to learn how to use a HUD, and that will take you more than 2 weeks to do so. I'd say for now, make good use of all the videos that are available here, there's PLENTY. GLumbup:

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        • #5
          Thanks for your replies I'll have a look over the videos on PSO. Have downloaded a trial version of Holdem manager 2 so will test that out this coming month.

          Would there be any particular videos I should pay close attention to? I see that there are quite a few

          Dx

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          • #6
            hi Dxmgu0,

            Based on your first post and my own experience with the switch from sng to cash.

            you are playing too tight and only playing monsters which even at the 2nl level can get you in trouble. Players will see you have rock like image and know that you are playing a monster so they come along and only continue if they flop well. so you will small pots with your monster hand when they miss. or lose a big one when they hit.

            Have to agree with sand some good Videos in the libary for 2nl cash.

            http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...aining-videos- look down and select the 2nl then

            3 betting, commitment, reading and hand ranging.

            Grade b
            Last edited by Grade b; Sat Aug 04, 2012, 09:00 PM.
            I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

            13 Time Bracelet Winner


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            • #7
              What a cute doggie!! I played SNG's for a while, then started playing cash games instead, and then I blogged about it here: http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...-Blog&p=346267 I found it to be quite a big change as well - ended up reading a lot of books!!! GL!! umbup:

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              • #8
                Hi Grade and Trusty,

                Thanks for the links. will have a look at them and post back with how things go!

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                • #9
                  @ Grade,

                  I tried that link you posted but it seems to be broken. Could you double check it please.

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Videos

                    Clicking on the videos button at the top of the page will take you here.

                    Good luck
                    Doug
                    3 Time Bracelet Winner


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                    • #11
                      http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...raining-videos

                      hope that works

                      if not try

                      http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...s-Micro-Stakes
                      I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

                      13 Time Bracelet Winner


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