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My Adventure to the Big Game

My journey to beat the mental game of poker
By: Bee926
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Another rough run

By: Bee926 @ 22:04 (EST) / 199 / Comment ( 0 )

Today was tough, really tough.  

Lots of fish and bad passive players at the table.  I thought I was going to be winning a ton just by value betting my good hands.  Unfortunately river wasn't very kind today.  I lost 4 big pots just from fish chasing and sucking out on river.  I probably value owned myself too, getting too aggressive on the river.  I ended up losing 3 buy-ins from my first session.


On thing I did notice, from the mental game side of things, I started to call big bets/all-ins more carelessly.  I started to play faster, bet & call bets without taking my time to think.   I was definitely on tilt even though I kept telling myself: 'it's just variance and I need to focus on playing well'.  I guess my careless play contributed largely to my down swing today.  


Another mistake I made was playing for longer than I should (6 hours+).  I definitely wasn't playing my A game.  It's a costly mistake.


For my next session, my focus is going to be:

1. Take my time to consider opponents' range.  Do not put money in when I know I am beat already.

2. Shorter sessions (1 to 1.5 hours).  Focus on playing my A game.  

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