October 14, 2010
It's hard and takes a crapload of time. I just finished a review of 11 hands and it took me almost an hour. I think it was worth the time though and I plan to continue doing this. Reviewing process will probably go a bit quicker in the future since I don't have to think about how I'll do the review.
I used to review all my hands by mostly just seeing what SNGwiz told me. Sure I played around with ranges and stacks but I don't think it'll just stick in my head like that. I found myself constantly reviewing almost the same situations. Even though I "reviewed" and "studied" situation X on Monday I still marked almost the exact situation for reviewing on Tuesday. My improvement was really slow.
The way I reviewed my hands today is actually really simple(but time consuming). I take a hand, then before seeing the results(or even my opponents reaction) I write everything I think about the hand down, then I see how my opponent reacts and write again. I write down my opponents range, my push/call ranges, why and everything else that I think is worth typing. The why part is the most important one. I want to break out of the standard thinking ie "I got 8bb on SB and nobody has done anything so I might as well shove". Instead of that I try to see deeper into what actually changes my decision from push to fold(something I thought I had been doing throughout my poker "career").
Even while reviewing these 11 hands I discovered a leak and something else that might be a leak. I definitely recommend reviewing your hands more thoroughly(unless you play in the same games as I do obv). It will probably break even time-wise as well in the long run since I don't have to review the same spot ten times. Hopefully this will help me break into $24 turbos.
*Haven't had much time to study/play poker
*I'm hungry and sleepy
*It's getting really cold, I hate autumn.
*will be reading a book for school stuff for the next 5-6hrs
*I ordered "Stocks For The Long Run" by J.Siegel. I've always been attracted to investing. I wanted to buy USD when they were cheap and then sell them later when I was ~7. After seeing how little I would probably profit from buying $25 I decided not to do it.