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/Feb/2011

Patience is the key

By: blsprt @ 04:56 (EST) / 763 / Comment ( 2 )
In my 3rd month in PSO Skill League, i am getting used to the League Play.

PSO is the place where the steel nerves are required. Because it is the league where you are folding QQ pre-flop in early phase All-In's.

This month i have been more patient then i have ever been before. And that effected my scoresheet. I am trying to get used to positional play also. I have been waiting and waiting for the best time and pos to show. And with the help of some percentage of luck i have been standing alive for a while.

Some of my opponents play loose, try to steal blinds more often, calling more often too. That kind of players are the ones who you will need patience mostly. When you have a medium strength hand they push you to make all-in. But as you all know these players can win a single hand, or even a single tournament but in the long run they will lose. Playing loose and overplaying your hands can make you a winner once or twice. But PSO is not a single battle. It's a WAR. So you need to play it like one.

Some of my opponents are also aware of that PSO is a WAR. They try to survive as long as they can.

Im not sure tight aggressive style is best playing style for PSO. Maybe tightest passive style can help. (Win a hand to play many hands)

Playing my draws didnt get me anywhere. I have never been blinded out in any of my tourneys. I was always knocked out whenever i showed some aggression. But that aggression also helped me to build medium stacks. I think the problem is timing and position. I need to focus more on these. 
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