DOGISHEAD and Gman debut their first series with DeucesCracked.com. They mix up the series with theory and session videos as they move up the limits. This video kicks us off with basic terminology and theory in heads up.
You asked for it. You got it. The DOG in all his glory along with Gman discuss theory and actual play as they move from 50NL to 5000NL Heads Up.
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enjoyed it very much
one thing that has me bothered is the name dog is head...please explain your name so i can get past that and focus on the important stuff
5 star vid
Look for his late night coaching video, he explains the name there. And it's one of the top 10 videos all-time, imo.
Wow, I'm amazed at all of the positive feedback! Thanks everyone for your generous comments, I was really worried that this video wouldn't go over so well because it was so abstract. If you guys like this, then I hope that future episodes won't disappoint.
To answer a couple of the more amusing questions - I am a philosophy undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin. No, I've never "learned teaching," the ideas for this series kind of emerged from my experience with coaching different sorts of players from varying skill levels. In the theory videos I tried to think about if I had to speak to any new student, what would be the most valuable information that I could impart them with, and I felt that at the beginning temperament and knowing oneself is one of the most important parts of having a good framework upon which to build one's game.
As for where my name comes from, as Mogwai pointed out, I explain it briefly in the episode of Joe Tall's Late Night Coaching that I co-starred in. You can check it out here.
Also, the opponent at 600NL will probably be I Win Flips a.k.a. Tcorbin, but that's not 100% positive.
Thanks all for the wonderful comments, hopefully the enthusiasm keeps up!
For you DOG fans - enjoy the classic post:
im making all my students watch this video at til the actual HU content starts. excellent stuff that has already improved my play and my coaching for that matter.
I think this should be the first video anyone here watches. It applies to anything you're trying to get better in. There's a book I read called 'Mastery' by George Leonard that really helped me in really tons of stuff I was getting frustrated in at one time. To me it applied to everything from poker to golf to tennis to basketball to video games. I feel like I don't have very much natural talent in any of the things I like doing, but when I get into something I'm super competitive even if I don't spend much time practicing (golf and tennis).
The stuff in the book seems obvious so don't expect a magic bullet, but it still really helped me. I've been reluctant to post it on 2+2 because I think it could be the catalyst some people need to start dominating poker. DC has already helped me so much I feel bad not posting it, especially because I think it goes well with the ship building analogy at the end where dogishead was talking about building a ship plank by plank. You can download the book here as a pdf if you make an account, but it's free and fast: http://www.scribd.com/doc/257928/-Mastery-by-George-Leonard