May 10, 2009
â€œPoker is a game in which you are rewarded for making good decisions and punished for making bad ones. The merit of your decisions is dependent on how well you process various types of incomplete information.â€
What can be taken from this is therefore, as a poker player, you are a situation processor; There are many possible situations in poker, process them well and you profit.
Be well hydrated, fed, warm and comfortable. Have a desire to play and a desire to process the situations as best as you can. Play as much A-game as possible by consciously choosing to play less C-game. Play in a calm and relaxed atmosphere and with an analytical mindset.
Play in a positive mindset â€“ play happy, play aggressive, put people to decisions, play within your roll, play positionally aware, power poker.
Set positive goals â€“ doing goals.
Look for weaker tables, and leave to find better tables if your current line up is tough.
Play positionally â€“ play PPâ€™s and big suited broadways UTG, fold smaller suited connectors and gappers. Widen this from the CO and Button.
Put your opponent on a range of hands and narrow this range as streets progress, work out your plan of attack based upon this range.
Bet if you can get value from an inferior holding, or if you can get a stronger holding to fold.
Have a clean break from a session every 90 minutes.
3 BIâ€™ stop loss, if the fog has hit â€“ quit!
Every session is a chance to improve, so review your hands and post those HHâ€™s!