November 08, 2010
I'm going to be in poker mode this month. That doesn't just mean playing poker for more hours, but rather I'm constantly devoting time to thinking about poker and studying it. For example, last month I had played about 30 hours but I very irregularly checked 2+2 and other strategy forums and I didn't even keep up with most of the news from the poker world.
This month, I'm already spending a lot more time on forums, posting strategy and thinking about hands. I'm updating this blog more often, and I even tried watching some poker videos. It's easy to forget how much of an effect these things have on your game, but it's a lot. I think this applies to every field, and that's probably why I did so badly in my year at uni: I spent almost no time thinking about maths at all.
I'm doing pretty well so far this month; made $2500, though everyone knows that can turn around quickly in the space of a few days. What I'm trying to do is not let my game get too affected by my result, because often times I get really sloppy with my play when I started running bad and losing money.
Generally, I'm just feeling very motivated this month, wanting to make a lot of money by the end of the year to have a figure that I will feel good about.Â