Ornate Push




Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Just some notes

Accept that everyone is a fish, has been a fish and will make fishy moves in the future. Being angry about it is as pointless as being angry at the weather.

Realise that anyone who gets angry and types things like Donkey in the chat is more stupid than you, and you should not sink to their level. Not only do they not appreciate the fact that your suckout might actually means they are in a +EV game but also they are trying to discourage you from playing on at their table. This is stupid, but don't let them know you know.

No one knows who the very best poker player in the world is, but it very likely isn't you so don't bother coaching people while you're playing.
That doesn't mean you can't discuss hands afterwards though, it's one of the best ways to learn.

If you get good, you need to push your edges in good games. Turbo's reduce the edge of being good because you get to play fewer hands.

Emotion - Don't get emotional about anything to do with cards. They had a reason to call in their head, just like you had a reason to bet. Do not take it personally. Acknowledge what they did and try to work out why instead of dismissing it as stupidity.

Playing the loosiest juiciest game is not necessarily the best thing for you. The loosest games have the highest variance and require the stongest mental attitude.

Learn bankroll management. The aim of the game is to stay in it, forever.


This is my last week of work this year, and by Sunday I shall be blissfully celebrating by sitting in the Amsterdam Casino playing proper NLHE with not proper-money Euro chips. Still I doubt I'll care very much by then, I'll be on christmas hols and celebrating ! We've got the usual 'dam flat rented out for 5 days, wireless internet etc so I'll have my lappy to stay in touch, blog a little and play pokey at silly times of the night... Can't WAIT !!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Hitting the zone

Last night I played around 350 hands of $.25/.50 at Stars. At the end of that session I was up about $30, which is pretty good when you consider that after 20 minutes I was down $50 after calling pot sized bets on every street when I had top two pair against a flopped baby flush. The main point of this post is just to let you know that I by the middle of that session I was back in the groove again. Finally, a thousand hands after returning from my little break, I felt the rhythm of the game again. It was relaxing, it felt right, with each orbit I felt stronger and more comfortable. I feel very at ease again now, the comfort gained from this session has pushed me right back into "the zone" and I'm very, very pleased about that.

Next time you're feeling a little tilty try the video below, its a freaky vid, but Jem's lyrics "Be aware it's just your mind, And you can stop it anytime" work for me ;o)

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