January 15, 2010
I am a lazy lazy lazy motherfucker. Let me get that out of the way. Iâ€™ve traditionally been a very low volume player, with more emphasis spent on coaching/theorizing/studying the game. This year Iâ€™ve decided to coach much less, so that I can flesh out my ability to be a better playing professional (and really get to know my true inner grinder). Thatâ€™s not to say I wonâ€™t coach at all, but I donâ€™t plan on paying for a thread on 2p2 because I donâ€™t want that much action so to speak. That being said if you play 100NL-200NL (or 400NL on euro sites but not FTP :D) and youâ€™re interested/super serious about improving your game, feel free to shoot me a PM because Iâ€™ll still take a couple of students a month or something.
I have set some loose guidelines for myself, mainly focusing on hours played. I feel like that metric (yes Iâ€™m using a Leatherass word from his book, and no Iâ€™m not ashamed to say I bought it because itâ€™s got a lot of good info and I donâ€™t give a rats ass about mindless automatons and their thoughts and opinions, it directly relates to something I have trouble with, so Iâ€™m directly finding no trouble using it, haters can hate my balls in their mouth) will let me accomplish everything else along with it.
So far itâ€™s gone well in that Iâ€™m actually getting the time in, but Iâ€™m definitely feeling a bit of pressure adjusting to longer sessions, particularly after 3-4 hands go the wrong way, even more particularly after I bluff off a stack and wonder for a couple of minutes if my play was good, let that subside for a later review, then endure the losing end of a few standard flips/coolers. For those of you that put in a lot of volume, how the hell do you deal? Sit out for a few min? I need suggestions (thereâ€™s no roll pressure etc, Iâ€™m just competitive and hate losing :D).
Overall I feel like Iâ€™ve improved a ton working with Krantz (I keep saying this because Iâ€™m hoping it will rub off on my results in the coming weeks!), and I feel like my A-game is really going to shine this year, the question is, how can I personally, with my surroundings and daily non-routine routine, apply it more frequently and for longer periods of time at the tables? Good question. If anyone has any ideas other than healthy food/beverage/exercise/rest and the standard slew of healthy stuff let me know. Iâ€™m on that train already for sure.
I may come back to this topic another time, but for now Iâ€™m going to post a graph for motivation. This is my last 117k hands, from 25NL to 600NL, I would say 90% 6 max, 5% FR 5% HU.
Itâ€™s time to get the tortoise some FUCKING ROCKET SHOES! (I mean, he CAN still win the race no? Or will it not count because technically heâ€™s not slow and steady anymore? How about if we just give him rocket shoes to use at the last minute like a damn NITROOOOO BOOOST haha I think that satisfies all requirements).