Another blog I will post 3 times in and forget about
I have been having a hard time winning lately. This blog is going to help me win again. Most of my problems stem from my poor self-discipline. I can't fold a hand when I know I'm beat. Or I can't quit a session when I know I should. Or I can't make myself study when I just feel like taking a break and watching TV.
To fix these issues, I'm going to attempt to hold myself to a quasi-schedule. Part of why I like poker is that I can make my own schedule and do what I want with my time. But I have not been maximizing my efficiency to yield the most free time and enjoyment out of life. I have been playing long sessions while LOSING. This makes no sense. I should play long sessions while WINNING.
So anyway, I'm going to start playing sessions of no longer than 90 minutes. If I have a winning session, it can go on longer than 90 minutes if I am feeling focused, but if I have a losing session, I absolutely MUST QUIT after 90 minutes (quitting early is okay too).
There should be at least two 90 minute sessions per day.
Also, my friend suggested to me that we meet up on Skype and review some hands together on a daily basis. I think that'd be a really good idea, so I hope we can get together on that and actually get it done. If not that, I'm going to spend 90 minutes on my own reviewing hands or studying my notes and/or watching a video. I used to study every day and work on improving my game, but the past few months I have been slacking on that, and it's time to get back to it.
Here's my biggest losing hand for today (standard 60/40, but he played it real bad):
Absolute Poker, $0.50/1 Hold'em Cash Games, 6 Players
Hand Converter by Pokerhand.org
Dealt to SB A A
(3 folds), Button raises to $3.50, SB raises to $12.50, (1 folds), Button calls $9
Flop: ($26.50) 4 5 2 (2 Players)
SB checks, Button bets $15, SB raises to $97.70 and is all-in, Button calls $82.70
Turn: ($221.90) A (2 Players)
River: ($221.90) J (2 Players)
Button Showed 9 8
SB Showed A A
Button wins $217.90