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/Sep/2015

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…

Specific:


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.

Measurable:


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.

Attainable:

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.

Realistic:


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.

Timely:


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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