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The past few days I have wondered if I am taking the right path with my training. 

Should I be starting with cash games instead of the sit & go or MTT's I usually play? 

Am I trying to take in too much too fast?                                                                                             

Should I sit down and make a step by step game plan and set bigger goals for the future?

Truthfully I haven't taken much interest into the cash games so far and prefer to concentrate on the sit & go's and MTT.   Is this the right decision?  I don't know and I am sure there is a heap of conflicting info out there but I will stick with the tournamnt side of things for now.

I have always had a habit of taking in too much info at once and then it either gets mixed up or I forget half of it but this time I have slowed it down trying to concentrate on implimenting 1 or 2 things to my game every few days.  It is working so far and seems to be a lot more effective.

Now as for a plan I dont really have one, I have a general idea of what I want but no list of tasks or goals to achieve.  This is something I need to change.

I have noticed that I have been slacking on counting outs, odds and watching other players and I need to make that second nature if possible. 

I did get a 1st place in a $1.10 satellite (No re-buys but I did take the addon) to an MTT that was cancelled so ended up with T$ which was great.

That $1.10 satellite was a tough game for a smaller MTT, everyone was either super tight or super loose,  these dicks kept going all-in, re-buying, all-in again but I played tight until the middle and then opened up, managed to bust a few players.  I took 1 players stack 3 times in a row but of course he bought in again.  Once the rebuy period was over things started to feel like a real poker game.  I could play the way I wanted to and got a few good pots and was fairly big stacked by the time we got to the final table.  Eventually made the top 3 with about equal stacks for all of us.  I made a few bad calls (This is where my inexperience at the final 3 comes into play) and ended up with 3 antes left in my stack and I was bb next hand.  This is where I got lucky.  BB auto all-in and hit a AKs, won the pot.  SB was again auto all-in and hit a 66 and again won the pot.  After that I was shoving any decent hand I had and with a bit of luck became chip leader.  So I planned to slow play down a little to see what these guys will do with me not attacking so much.  Well that lasted 2 hands and I was dealt AA.  I really had nothing to lose at this point, short stack went all in, I called and medium stack raised all in and I called.  Short stack had 24s, middle stack had QdJh flop came 2dAc10s,  at this point I thought "here we go, middle stack is going to hit a straight here" but nope Qh7s came out and I took the pot.

I don't like the fact that a fair bit of luck contributed to my win but then again I have read you can't win without a few coin flips.

Another entertaining part was this Canadian guy(QUALER) insulting everyone on the table, calling everyone idiots, cheaters and losers, bragging how great he is.  I checked his poker rankings and found this guy has played pokerstars since 2007 and roughly plays 600 tournaments a year with his biggest win being $690............ not exactly something I would brag about.

Ah well just another day at the tables.

Lets get back to it.........

 

 

 

 

 

 

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