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a Lesson Learnt

By: ҉ݔᴥݐѬѼDelliks100 @ 11:35 (EST) / 204 / Comment ( 1 )

I'm fairly old school to Poker, over the 15 years+ I've been playing both live and online, it's changed in many different ways.

Now I've never been a really active member at poker, I've played for months on end nearly everyday and I've even taken a year off poker, I have to be in the right frame of mind to play and won't play if I'm not.

For me it will always be a hobby, I simply don't have the correct mind set to be big winning player, I'm far too cautious and don't have the time to put in the long sessions everyday anymore. However I'll never stop playing this game for pleasure. Sure I still want to win, and play my best but it's not the be all and end all.

I guess the harest and most relevant lesson I've learnt during this time is:


Sounds simple huh? well in a way it is, but for some people it's really hard to criticise themselves.

We all have weaknesses even the top Pro's but the quicker you spot them a fix them the stronger your game becomes. Sounds simple again huh? well in a way it is, but for some people it's really hard to fix these weaknesses.

Mine are Patience and Tilt, if I'm being dealt strong hands and the majority of them are holding up I'm feeling great, top of my game, but the minute I go card dead or lose a few big key hands my game crumbles to that of a mere mortal.

I know my weaknesses, I know how to fix them, I've read about them, I'm working on them slowly but they are still there, lurking and waiting to pounce, pushing me to the rail scratching my head. Don't get me wrong I've fixed many weaknesses in the past, sometimes for good, sometimes a temporary fix it's always key to spotting them.

Try this, next time you're playing a session, take a step back, think about what you'd tell SOMEONE ELSE to do. Perhaps you're too loose, too tight?, do you play super tired? maybe you play too high, some people even play too low, maybe you lack patience like me or get angry when you loose to a bad beat.

"Work out your game before your try workting out others"

Once you've spotted a weakness focus on fixing it, speak to poker friends, find topics on the internet, post in the forums and soon you'll game will move to a new level.

Keep Plugging Leaks

Leaks, Weaknesses, poor stratgey, whatever you want to call it, it's all part of your game, work on fixing and improving one step at a time, never take on too much, master each section of your game slowly and remember everyone moves at different speeds. 

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