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Lacking motivation or seeking inspiration?

By: TarekGG @ 08:14 (EDT) / 386 / Comment ( 0 )

Hello, I'm back playing poker and I'm here to share a few thoughts around poker and hopefully inspire people by the course of these posts transforming into a blog again.


When 2013 started I decided to deposit 100dollars and quit playing these freerolls that the PokerSchool had(and still has) to offer. Mostly because I felt I was not getting anywhere and I was good if not better than most players, but I never got money. So with the deposit I started playing cash and using some of my income to play tournaments, but I was so bad playing tournaments, my early stage was sick I could outplay people from 3k starting chips to have 12k after 15minutes without ever going to showdown. However, my middle- and later stages were terrible. And I remember saying to my friends in my home game that I wouldnt play tournaments since I was so unlucky. But the fact is, I wasnt unlucky, I picked bad spots. When I realised this and some of my friends told me to tighten up later since I kept playing my early game in middle and late stages I got my first ITM/deep run after a long time, the very same day.


From this I've evolved and just kept being honest to myself. You might feel that you are unlucky alot of times and keep blaming it on being unlucky. But the fact is that ATC has 35% chance and if you blind down you will get called by ATC and losing due to that might feel like you are extremly unlucky, but be honest with yourself. How did you get that little chips? Is there anything about your game you could change? I've never ever told myself I played perfect becase I'm extremly honest and realistic about my game. However I've heard friends and seen others claim they've played perfect when they really haven't, and remember you are only lying to yourself, noone else - because everyone else can see you played it bad(eventhough you might get consolation). So with this realisation I starting adapting good attitudes and work ethics to poker as if I was playing my sport or working in a job.


From my inital deposit of 100dollars I now have 4.8k. I've won a few tournaments, but lost a lot on bad BRM and tilting, so I'm still learning. Could've had atleast double if I wasnt being that immature and not being disciplined well enough.


If you've ever visited OfficalPokerRatings before check me out, I'm currently 99.33% rating last 120days. (dont know if I'm not allowed to post links here).


And lastly I recommend people to read the blog of Acoimbra and chillin_dude on 2+2, those are really inspiring and if you want to see people making it these are great motivators:


Tomorrow I will talk about how though it's been, and talk about my latest win in the 5.50 2R1A 17.5K GTD tournament, might interest somebody.

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