Typical Beginner’s mistakes to be avoided
The first mistake is to overestimate your skills: you have played the game before and you assume you can win by just going by your “gut feeling”. Everybody who plays like this needs two things: the ability to endure frustration, and a lot of money he can afford loosing!
Apart from that, the most common specific mistakes are:
• To play too many (weak or mediocre) starting hands
• The importance of your position relative to the dealer is not taken into account enough
• Weak hands are taken too far into the game
• Strong hands are played too passively
• “Falling in love” with your own hand to a degree that you do not think about what the others might be holding
• Not to re-assess a hand that looked good before the flop once the flop has been dealt (example: J J is a very nice hand, but with a flop of A K 3 rainbow you are likely beaten by a pair of Aces or kings, and your only hope are the two other Jacks
• To play limits that are too high for your skills or your bankroll or both
• Not to watch the other players play after you yourself have folded
If you avoid only those most basic mistakes, you are already able to make a profit at the low-limit ring games tables at rooms like Party Poker (Download here, Bonus Code COACH100), where players are loose and, especially at the micro-limits, mostly clueless about proper poker strategy.