JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

Playing Blind - by Blindmice123

/Nov/2010

I see some improvement!

By: blindmice123 @ 13:26 (EDT) / 288 / Comment ( 0 )
Yes, I can honestly say that I see improvement in my poker game since I started in this PSO.
I win money in cash games too when I remember to play smart.

How I am improving I am not sure - I have a list of statistics that I worked out for myself so I can compare months..
Month                                                      August             September              October
                                                             (white star)         (white star)               (Active)

Rank/players                                     1149/9311         1124/10321            369/11003

number of
games played                                        15                         24                             42

early outs (out before more                  9                          10                              13
than 50% of the field)

medium outs                                          2                            6                               12
(not ITM but + points)       

deeper finishes                                     4                            5                                11
ITM
(< 100th place)                                      (2)                         (4)                              (8)

final tables                                              1                            0                                 0
(best finish)                                         (3rd)                     (40th)                        (14th)

Point Finish                                   1590.20                  1602.91                    1762.08
(prize)                                                    N/A                       N/A                                $5

average points earned                    6.01                        4.29                           6.24
per game

Ok, so I don't know what I should be tracking to be accurate about this, but over all it doesn't look bad to me and my haphazard bookkeeping.  By October I saw my early outs drop from 60% of the time in August to 31% of the time.

I may have struggled in September to remember to use my new information, but I still managed to improve my standings just slightly.

Goals:
improve rank to top 1000 - done x1
become active  - done
reduce early outs - ongoing
avoid going on tilt - ongoing
avoid negative points - best run 8 games with + points
NEW - earn at least $5 every month
NEW - learn to leave a cash game while I am up

I have not made it to a final table the past couple months, but I am seeing a slow increas of better finishes. 
40% in August, 46% in September and 55% in October of my games making a positive gain of PSO league points.
The conclusion I am making, is that I am improving.  I don't have it all together - I won't be turning "pro" any time soon, but I know that I am catching on!

I'm the mouse, (not the mouth) 
See you at a table soon!
In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details
Beginners Bankroll Challenge Beginners Bankroll Challenge New to Poker? Haven't made a deposit yet on PokerStars? Then this fun promotion is for you! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com