is admitting THEY have a problem.
The old thread was stale, and not getting much traffic. We have an official name now, so I thought I'd throw it up there.
The minutes from the sign-up thread are as follows:
We assembled the following group:
jaybeastie-available after February
A strong showing to be sure.
Most (not all) players typed up a little about themselves, and I decided to preserve the most relevant information up here for a little Team Member Roll Call
Strengths: Probably hand reading/thought processes. I don't necessarily think I'm an expert or specialist in any aspect of the game, but I'd like to think that I'm solid in most of them.
Weaknesses: Finding that line between calling down with ace high/weak pairs and pitching them. I'm slowly getting better at this, but I still think I make some pretty poor calldowns.
Strengths: HUHU ldo. As a corollary in 6max I'm feeling quite comfortable in the spots where ranges are wide, ie HU blind stealing hands.
Although there's obv room for improvement, I'm quite happy with my overall HU game atm, so my plan right now is to get better at 6max.
Weaknesses: I'm having trouble adjusting to the tighter ranges in 6max, both pre and postflop.
Everything PH listed as a strength of his :-(, at least with regards to 6max. I'm having trouble paying attention to my opponents' tendencies (always seems there's too many of them ;-)) and I get distracted too easily while not in a hand.
Strengths: I believe I am very thorough and meticulous, with excellent attention to detail. At the tables I believe this translates to good note taking and awareness of table dynamics, image, and personal history. I also believe my ability to articulate thoughts and ideas exceeds that of the average poker player (ldo, obv imo).
Weaknesses: I play relatively few hands. I have trouble maintaining my A game when I play multiple tables. I suck at HUHU.
Strengths: No clue on this really. I guess I would say that I'm not afraid to attack.
Weaknesses: Sometimes can't help playing too many hours/too many tables and trying to dig out of a hole when I'm overtired. Weakness #2: I don't know all my weaknesses.
Strengths: Complete Fearlessness. If the play is out there - I'll try it. (Unfortunately this is as well a weakness.)
Good feel for the game and the game flow. Hard worker.
Weaknesses: Too many showdowns: I know that they're all out there to bluff me and I don't let it happen :-D
Often tilting: mostly when I misplay hands and hate myself for it after the fact.
Possibly a lot more - one major weakness is not knowing all my weaknesses.
I think IÂ´m a fairly good hand reader, lay a lot importans of table and seat selection. My main goal is to develop a stratey that on itÂ´s on have a strong foundation and really to find the best line as a balanced strategy both against weak opponents and regulars.
This might even be my weakness, that I lay such a responsibilty on the basic stratgy that I donÂ´t differ from it when I should.
Strengths: I've been playing for a long time, so I have a decent grasp on theory and a ton of experience. I think I'm better than average at HUHU and I have that to bring to the table as well. I also have tons of insight on Tilt, poker psychology, and how other thinking players think and react.
What I would like to work on: My game has recently developed into a very aggressive animal, and I'm here to tweak it so that I don't develop into a spew monkey.
It was also decided that Teamviewer and Skype would be the programs of choice for the team, so if you don't have them already use the following links to download them and get yourself up to speed.
also it's been suggested that videos be produced in .wmv format to facilitate faster downloads.
Current(incomplete) list of Skype names:
We still need Skype names from the following people:
We have had 2 Members submit videos so far:
Finally we have had a significant number of ideas and suggestions:
-One idea I had is a recorded sweat session, where 2 players sweat a 3rd player in real time, while the player can't hear the audio. Similar to what we see in Jeckyl & Hyde or Parallels. This leaves the player to play "his" game without being influenced by the people sweating him, as well as more honest dialogue because nobody is pandering to the player playing.
-Another idea is to solicit videos from other non-team members and give our commentary on them, that way we always have something fresh to comment on. I think the Micro-Limit team would also be a good candidate to grab vids from.
-Once this is a regular thing and we have a few numbers in the group we will organise themes such as blind play, button steals, small pots oop etc etc.
-I think it would be good if we had a "home game" style session every so often. While sweat sessions and whatnot are great for improvement, I think nothing would prepare us for higher stakes/tougher competition better than playing against a table full of solid regs.
-I was thinking the same things or maybe a rotating group that swaps with a different partner each time perhaps.. But so far no-one is interested lol. After holidays im sure we will see some interest
-One idea that I use is work on one aspect of my game at the time. Could be a series part. For instance only analys my BB defense vs steal and then pick all these hands from my PT-database and just run through all of them and analyse them to find a way to play them so all my possible hands make sense not only in a vaccum, but also in the bigger picture.
-Recommendation for a pretty good (not as good as DC but pretty good) headset for y'all, for Skype or for recording:
Hey guys, I'm all for inclusion but at some point we may want to consider either splitting into two teams or designing some sort of structure so that the number of players isn't unwieldy (as I feel it may potentially be if everyone who's expressed interest right now were all involved).
-Regarding HH swaps: I think I prefer it to be based on session instead of themes.
-And a more general remark/request: I would find it helpful if people posting a video could post the HH file as well. Imo that makes it easier to analyze specific hands that come up.
Discuss or expand upon them at your leisure.