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/Sep/2012

Look back to watch ahead

By: TarekGG @ 03:51 (EDT) / 363 / Comment ( 0 )

I love reading back on my old blog posts, looking at all my screenshoots or just thinking back about how I felt on what I did before and frown by the thought of it. Every day I play poker, and every single day I'm lucky and unlucky - that's poker. It's annoying when people say that, but when I think about it it's very true.

 

I've given up building my bankroll the "normal" way and I've started to use all my time, focus and energy on cashing in the Premier Skill League. This league has had some changed meaning for me even before I qualified here and after. I remember thinking this was the best thing ever, and that this was the place I wanted to be. But when I had a bankroll it was just a freeroll with a big prize pool. Now I'm at the stage where this means just about everything and that makes everything really serious. The last days I've played solid poker and at the moment I'm number 38 in the league. It's still early, but I'm having a good start. When people do stupid things so I go out or I get a runner runner suckout I get really frustrated. And at that time poker matters so much to me, because if you make it important you play better, at least that's my opinion. So when I lose to something stupid I just want to blog about how stupid this person was or how many percentages I had pre and postflop. But what really matters is to look ahead of yourself and don't get caught up in bad beats.

 

Poker is about always being ready, never tilt and have confidence in every situation. When I was on a little downswing last month and played bad aswell I lost my confidence in poker completly. But little by little I built it back up because I was looking back at my mistakes and what I did right to become better the next tournament. At the end of last month I climbed hundred of places in the Premier Skill League as a result of this. Now, I just had a bad suckout in The Premier Skill League and I would love to get some of it out, however in three days, or less, it will just be another tournament. And I can't expect my tournaments to be flawless, because my play isn't and poker is a game involving luck. So instead of getting caught up about this I'm thinking that the next tournament I will do better, and since I lost last tournament early I've learned how to avoid this. I've folded AJo with two all-ins in front of me having less then 5BBs and won a tournament before. Patience is important, even when I'm low I will fold JJ on a queen-high flop. Every little thing will imporve my results in the long run.

 

So just by looking back at the first line of what I've just talked about I couldn't agree more with myself. When I look back at my poker life I can't do anything else but smile because I know how much I've learned and how much better I'll become. Eventhough I just lost a tournament right now, I will climb up that ladder sometime in the future so I relax and look on things that can improve my game.

 

Aiming for top 20 in the Premier Skill League this month, can I do it?

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