January 28, 2012
Haven't played much in the last couple of weeks as work has been mental. Doing some contracting, though, so should have some days off here and there for a while and better not just study poker all day - reckon I should get out and about and do something interesting. I live in London so anyone who knows the city and can think of some places of interest that might be worth checking out (and aren't really obvious!) please give me a heads up.
So poker-wise, what's going on? Contrary to the general consensus I actually think playing a load is a bit over-rated as far as improvement is concerned when compared with studying. Yeah, you can get a feel for stuff but it's also too easy just to let it all wash over you to the point where, rather than using play to improve, all it's doing is spinning your tyres til you're in a rut. So I'm gonna test that theory and not play a hand of online poker in February but instead spend the time I'd usually play in studying.
Which one of the following will happen???
i) I get itchy poker-fingers and start playing.
ii) I start again in March feeling I've learned a ton but for some reason when a 32/5 3bets me then pots all 3 streets I'm pretty sure he's bluffing.
iii) I start again in March feeling I've learned nothing and probably shouldn't have played quite so much Xbox.
iv) I start again in March with my game at a new level.
Here's hoping for iv) but it'll be fun finding out.
Quick edit: Just seen that the day after I decide to do this Pokerstars goes and makes poker more profitable. I shall resist, I shall resist...