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/Nov/2012

Patience

By: baud2death @ 14:23 (EST) / 330 / Comment ( 0 )

Before i begin my update for the past day, I wanted to add a foreword regarding personal critiscim.

 

 

One of the most important things you can do when looking to improve at anything including Poker is to be able to identify what you did wrong, be honest about it and move forward the best way you can.

It does you no good if you lose 20 times in a row and blame it on bad luck because if there is a flaw in how you play, you will repeat that over and over again.

 

OK, the 20x run i did since my last entry was a disaster.

I didn't place well, averaged at about 25th place or so and only managed to cash once for $1.70 (3rd place) and ended up about $-3.35 minus because of it.

My backer has agreed to a 2nd session where his stake and makeup for the previous lost stake will be taken into account and aside from the stake I will use this time, I have $-3.35 going in and any prizes i earn above the standard $5 stake i will be playing with have to be an additional $3.35 over before I can start splitting funds.

Ultimately this means that at the end of this run, my backer needs $10 back and anything I earn over that will be split in half.

 

So why didn't I do so well?

 

I am being 100% honest here. I was impatient.

I let my impatience ruin my run because I was too keen to get involved with lesser hands and too keen to call all-in's early stage with less than top hands.

I also discovered after talking with a friend that I was approaching my bet sizes wrong. I was re-raising too little in some spots making it far too easy for mediocre hands to get involved with me and not giving them the right high price tag to get involved.

As well as that, I was ignoring some draws I could have got involved with because I was too senstitive to not hitting my hand on the flop. With 1 card to a straight, open ended, I was bet at and folded but my friend looked at the hand and said "That was the right price to call in that spot" but I didn't

So in summary i was taking far too many risks when I didn't need to, calling at times when I didn't need to (early stages) with less than quality hands and giving my opponents pot odds to get involved in hands that they suck-out on the board with.

 

Overall patience is the factor as I am far too keen to throw my entire buy-in away on a gamble that my TT are better than his all-in hand. It really isn't worth it and with such early stages involved, I have the time to pickup a better hand so why rush it?

 

I have been restaked now by my backer so I have losses to improve on and patience to work on.

More 25c, 45man games to grind and hopefuly this time tomorrow I will be reporting on my stellar commitment to remaining patient rather than recapping on a poor performance such as today.

 

Day : 4

Bankroll Summary : $??? (I have put this on hold at present, I have stakeback and makeup for my backer to consider and want to get this next run sorted and be in profit before I focus on what I have left because if I don't, it will be $0)

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