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My Cash Game Adventure

By: Andromeda284 @ 06:41 (EDT) / 203 / Comment ( 4 )


As summer is coming to a close and autumn is fast approaching, I've decided that a new season calls for …

 …No, I'm joking
A new season calls for a new poker challenge!

With work taking up most of my time lately, and university starting again, I won't have much time to play MTTs.

I have tried out some cash games in mid-August to see how they are different to MTTs. So far, I like the fact that I can choose when to play at a table and for how long, also that the blinds don't increase and there are no antes! The level that I am playing is of course  0.01/0.02. In addition, I've noticed that in cash games there is more post-flop play involved. As this is an area I have been trying to improve, I think that by learning to play cash games I can also improve how I play post-flop.

Cash Game Adventure begins here!

When setting goals we all know that the "SMART" way is the best way and apparently there's a greater likelihood that a SMART goal will be accomplished than a general goal.  So, here we go…


What do I hope to achieve?
With this challenge, I hope to get more experience at the poker tables and improve how I play post flop.
How will I achieve it?
By playing 0.01/0.02 cash game sessions to increase the volume of hands played over time. For September I will play 4 days per week. At the moment I don't have a specific number of hands as a goal yet - for the month of September I want to see how many hands I play during my sessions.


How will I monitor my progress?
I am using Poker Tracker 4 to help me keep track of how many hands I play over the months, and I will also document my progress here in my blog.
Which resources will I use?
Poker Tracker 4, past cash games training session videos here, attend one live training session here and review my past hands.
When will I review my progress?
Every month.
So my next Cash Game Adventure update will be in October.


Is my goal attainable?
Yes because in order to get more experience at the poker tables I need to play more and by playing cash games I can keep track of how many hands I play over time. Also, by being able to choose when I play and for how long, it won't affect my other commitments.


Is my goal relevant to me?
Yes because I want to increase the volume of hands played and also learn how to play better post-flop.


Is there enough time to complete the challenge?
In poker learning is an on-going process, so...yes.

Finally, I am excited to start this new cash game challenge as I think it's a good means of getting more experience and there are more opportunities to play and improve post flop. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them! 

Until next time! 

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