June 04, 2011
Hey dear DC readers,
Yesterday i had so much in my mind what i wanted to write here but i was too lazy so i didint. Im gonna try do do it now event tho i forgot most of the things..
Well few points of what i want to talk about is comfort zone, routine and how to constantly look and treat poker "out of the box" in order to crush games, become better player and to be few steps/ levels ahead of most of the players out there..
I just realized that Poker is everythng else than a rountine and being in comfort zone. A lot of players think that when they reach certain stake than this is it. Well it is not! They are solid and are able to make money. Don't get me wrong. If you are OK in certain level with some money flowing in and your not looking to push or do something more then its fine. But thats a comfort zone and routine. If that happened and you are actually not looking to grind rest of your life 400NL then actually worst thing happened - You falled into routine > Routine kills, one way or another, sooner or later.. Longer you are at this comfort zone the harder is to make moves later.. And ofcorse the time you were there, other became better.
If you want to achive something great you just have to get out of you comfort zone! Not just 1-2 times a day/ session when you 4bet jamed as bluff etc.. you get my point.
What we need to do is to make and constant progress. We just have to push, push and push. We dont need to just improve our game by fixing our leaks. Yes it is necessary but what we need to do more is to exploid our opponents 24/7 And you just cannot do this whitout getting out of routine and comfort zone.
You know ages ago there was no such thing as continuation bet at every man atrategy arsenal. But some guy came up with this and it was extremely profitable and suddenly everyone started to do so. Nowdays it is a common knowledge. And same with things like 3 and 4bet light. It's all about spotting +EV situations. And ofcorse when you reached certain stake and you are pretty solid there you make money and +EV situations but when some guy sits at your table who has really "opened up" game hi is going to crush you. Simply because he can spot much more +EV situations and knows how to exploid oponents. And again, this requires you come out of comfort zone.
I think it's time fo changes. New stuff for learning poker what comes out every day out there is great, but imho this is not enough. Because this only will bring us one step ahead of those players who dont learn any much, but will make pretty much BE with those who learn same thing.. more or less.
I think that geart way to do this is to start digging in history. Not 80s or 90s no. More like 5-10 years back. When yes, games were so much softer and different but to start look what good players started to bring at their strategy step by step. Compare it whats going on today and think what new is possible to create.
One good / maby the bets research for this is 2+2 Forum archives.
And for those who think that everything is already a common knowledge and at the use then this > Think againa.
Im really sorry if i could not make muyself clear. I just have hard time to express myself in other than my own language. I hope some got my point and understuud what i have in my mind.
Final thoughts; When while ago i just wanted to make money with poker then now...
..I have a never-ending desire to be the best I can possibly be. I dont do it because I have to, I do it because I can't help it.