August 12, 2011
Just finished my first real nl1k session in like, 1.5 years or something and im very happy with my session overall. I think I overadjusted a bit vs 2 of the most aggro regs in some spots pre but I managed to run decent so thats fine.
I have been reading alot in the small stakes and some in the micro stakes forum last couple of days and there are a bunch of things that I have noticed; People rely way way to much on stats, they would develop 5x faster if they just shut down their HEM and played without it imo. One of the best things I picked up from Andrew (Baluga) was to be very aware of what happened around me at the table, timing tells, betsizing, game flow and that a 22/20 TAG isnt playing in the same way as every 22/20 TAGs, there´s actually a person behind a screen somewhere that thinks about poker in a way that no number ever will tell you. Lastly one thing thats true for most players at midstakes to, there is no creativity left at all and everybody just bets the same amount as everyone else. I think its just because so many players watch these training site vids and learn alot from them but what happens to most players is that they dont develop their own strategy and they certainly never come up with anything new themself.
On my mental training; the other day I just realized how often I klick on the mouse between my decisions and in my quest for decluttering my mind I decided to stop doing that. I feel a bit more focused and most important alot calmer, so if ure reading this, try it for a couple of sessions.
I have played around 65h of poker in August and aiming for 150+ while the italians have vacation (no offense to italians :P )