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Setting Reasonable Goals

By: Leanan-sidhe @ 02:19 (EST) / 524 / Comment ( 4 )

Update: Still having better game play at cash tables than MTT.  Working on that.  Started Dec. 2 with a $30 bankroll, am now sitting on $205 woot!!  Going slow and steady.


I decided I should set some starting goals and boundries to work towards instead of just winging it everytime I play, so here's what I've set for myself:


1. Accept the fact that I will not always have the cards to win with, know what to play, when to play and, most important, know when to stop.


2.  Leave a cash table when I have doubled my starting amount or if I'm losing, leave when I have lost half my starting amount.  Come back later and try again.


3.  Don't give up on the MTT.  Use what I have learned and make it work in my favor.


4.  Don't work on just reaching the winner's circle in MTT.  Work on getting as close to #1 as I can or reaching #1 position.


Mistakes I realized I have been making all these years were:


- playing too many hands

- playing known losing hands to the showdown, hoping for some luck

- ignoring table position

- not betting/raising when I should - still having a problem with this in MTT but not at cash tables

- trying to bluff but being weak about it




- don't sweat over folded winning hands. ignore them completely.

- don't get upset with your choices, will only hurt your game play

- don't let other's get you upset, will also hurt your game play

- don't sit there looking at your screen begging, hoping, wishing, or crossing your fingers for the cards you want to the game in front of you using what you have learned.

- don't play hands you know have low odds of winning

- don't pick away at your bankroll, if you're losing...walk away before it's too late.


I was worried that it would stop being fun if I started taking it more seriously, but it's been quite the opposite.  I am having more fun learning and winning and accomplishing any goals I'm setting for myself.


Still more studying to do and more fun to have.

See you at the tables

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