March 11, 2011
Hi, my name is Mike and I have FPS. I did a coaching session with Threads13 today, it was epic. We went into my HEM and looked at this years hands, which because of my other addiction, procrastination, was only like 21k hands. We filtered for "Went to SD=True" and "Won at SD=False", and we saw some of the most horribly ridiculous poker play ever. I think we reviewed maybe 30 hands, and 20 of them were stone retarded 3b/4b bluffs or calling down in horrible spots and the like.
We just talked a lot about my stubbornness and how that is the main leak in my game right now and now that I am aware of it, I really need to work on plugging up my FPS and then we can focus on making little adjustments to my overall strategy.
I have always known tilt was an issue in my life, especially in my poker game, but for the first time someone else saw it and called me on it. It made everything so much more obvious when he was reviewing the hands rather than when I had. It really set off a light bulb in my head about how much money I was just donating into the micro stakes games playing like this.
Unfortunately for me, I had to go to work after this really productive coaching session. I worked till about 1:15am est and sped home because I am super excited to put my new knowledge to work. I just played pretty solid, probably a bit too tight, but I found all those spots where I wanted to get FPSy and just folded or called or whatever I logically came to think was the best play. I won like 1/2 a buy-in, played one big pot poorly, but overall was very pleased with keeping my FPS in check. Lets see if I can keep up with it this month and beyond.
Gl at the tables guys...