April 14, 2012
It's been one month now since my last post and in the interim I think I've averaged maybe 4hours a day on poker study. So that's gone well. I've played a range of stakes with the intention of trying to learn different things at different stakes.
Actually spending the time working on the weaker areas of my game intently has been much better than I would have ever imagined. I'm really glad most people are too lazy to actually put in the study hours away from the table, as game would be so much tougher if they did.
The thing that's help the most has been doing very structured coaching sessions with some students. These were long sessions (3-10 hours) where we would analyze a spot very thoroughly and both me and the student would get a lot out of it. We would throw every available tool at the spot and use all the knowledge we had to try to get conclusive answers, and often we did. So for all the spots where I was regularly thinking "I don't know what to do here" I tended to make sure I studied away from the table. Doing this added a bunch of bb to my winrate. I'm happy to offer these coaching session to people at a very low cost relative to the time it takes and the quality of the information if it's a spot that I am interested in myself. I'm toying with the idea of doing some coaching with this format, I think it probably works best in a group setting but not entirely sure just as yet.
Here's some results since then:
Also a funny hand:
Poker Stars $200.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1727523
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Hero (CO): $200.00
Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with 7 5
2 folds, Hero raises to $4, 1 fold, SB calls $3, 1 fold
Flop: ($10.00) K 9 9(2 players)
SB bets $6.00, Hero calls $6
Turn: ($22.00) K(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $8.00, SB calls $8
River: ($38.00) A(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $28.00, SB calls $28
Final Pot: $94.00
SB shows 3 3
Hero shows 7 5
SB wins $45.60
Hero wins $45.60