January 19, 2011
Hey guys just wanted to share something I've been doing lately that's helped a ton with my PLO game. I've been writing down my thoughts about my session after each session (repetitive much?). Basically it's just a few notes on what I did well and what I didn't do well. While this may not seem very important and I only did it after encouragement from a friend, you'll start to notice a few things.
1) It's a very easy way to vent, none of your poker friends want to hear about your bad beats so writing down win flips at the end of your notes is a great outlet. Also, you'll see when you tilt much easier after reviewing your notes and what triggers it.
2) Look for patterns. This is much more beneficial as far as weaknesses go. If you notice yourself calling the turn to much and playing the river without a plan, that'll show up. If you keep reading you're having trouble with habitual check raisers it'll be in there multiple times. It does a great job of pointing out your weaknesses then you can go about correcting them.
Finally, why I asked everyone about the Jolie/Aniston debate. I prefer Jolie myself however at a party on Saturday the topic was brought up and the final from all the guys there was like 12-2 in favor of Aniston. I was curious if I was just missing something by not jumping aboard the Aniston bandwagon and was happy to see a different ratio among the readers of this blog.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. ~George Bernard Shaw