May 16, 2009
Since my last post I have taken a shot a shot at 50NL and I was +7 buyins there, but unfortunately I lost that. I have not been playing so good and I lost the motivation to study during that time and also some friends moved to town so I had to go out drinking with them. I havenâ€™t been posting hands or reading hand posts in the forums which is bad. Iâ€™m sure you guys have felt this way, basically one day you feel great and feel like your understanding everything then all of a sudden you just feel confused about your game. Good news is once again I feel motivated and a lot more clear headed and I canâ€™t wait to play some poker and study on days off. I started reading posts and basically any theory posts, hand posts, or psychology posts that I could find while at work (very boring job, all I do is browse DC and 2p2) and feel good again. Itâ€™s amazing how your mind changes about poker when you get lazy about studying.
So my plans for my next set of days off which is 7 days off is to only 2 table, post hands, pay more attention to why I am making certain moves, ect. Basically to study a lot more than I play. I will be playing 25NL again and taking a shot at 50NL again very soon. I acually have 46 buyins for 50NL right now so putting in volume is not a big deal, I have a roll for the limit that Iâ€™m trying to get to and I want to have more confidence and just take shots for now so learning is more important and will also make my shots more successful. I did stop making hero calls vs. donks which I was having a problem with and am sure I saved a bunch of money there..lol, unfortunately I replaced that leak with another one which is double barreling the wrong players, and the wrong turn cards. This is one leak I want to correct this time, but overall I need to learn how to think better and think about why I am doing certain things.
I think I can reach my goal which is beating 200NL within a year from now and making a minimium average of $3000 a month. Could anyone tell me if a good 200NL player that plays about 40,000 hands in a month averages more or less than this in a month because Iâ€™m not really sure.
Iâ€™m also thinking about buying Volume 1 of BalugaWhales book or Improvas book, Iâ€™m just not sure if I should wait another month or so when I have a better understanding of things or maybe if I want to reach my goal I should buy it right now to speed up the process.
Well thanks for reading, hopefully my next post I will be telling you guys how I accomplished something nice :)