Archive for the 'Poker aggression' Category

Controlling extra aggression

Friday, April 17th, 2009

I’ve gone through the process of having to deal with controlling added aggression before when I first started opening myself up to 3-betting less than AA/KK and opening my late position range. At the moment while experiencing some issues in my multitabling grind, I’m looking at pushing the edge back again just a bit. Mostly […]


Friday, March 20th, 2009

When things start to go difficultly, one human tendency is to press. If you’re a golfer and your game is off, you might press, and you might overswing. Similar things might happen if you’re a baseball player and your batting is off. You start to start to over-analyze, to question or to pay too much […]

Increasing preflop aggression without spewing postflop

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Over and over this becomes an issue for me. I say “becomes”, because I get it under control and then it spirals out of control again. Reading in other player’s blogs I know that tilt is one of the biggest, commonest, and most frequently recurring issue for poker players. And it’s tilt that usually pushes […]

Shameless poker players

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Tommy Angelo mentioned a word in passing in a recent entry in his blog.  He was talking about a coaching session for live play at a casino and is talking about establishing his image and he says, “so that he can observe me as I demonstrate behaviors and attitudes that build a strong aura of […]

Update on mulit tabling results

Friday, February 20th, 2009

I’m working on my full stack ring game, focusing on 1) adding more tables, and 2) using the HUD in place of reads that come from watching as many hands as possible. To make it easy to do this, I’ve dropped down a level as well. So far things are going well. Some things I […]

Little voices, wrong attitude

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Sometimes you hear little voices in your head when you do or say something. Maybe it’s a repeat of something your mother told you. I remember my mother telling me when I was about 10 years old after I had picked on one of my sisters, “don’t do anything to girls because they’ll tattle on […]

Betting draws on the flop aggressively

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

You ever have one of those “Ah ha!” moments? Where you’ve been happily going along, and suddenly something comes into focus that you’re heard before but didn’t pay too much attention to it? I’ve been playing draws wrong. I’ve been too often looking at pot odds and deciding whether to call or fold. Occasionally I’ll […]

Minimizing losses by not maximizing wins

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

I’m still wondering about decreasing my losses by not maximizing my wins. I wrote about the differences that I experience between winning and losing and how my desire not to lose may be greater than my desire to win. This has me thinking again about Islewars which I wrote about long ago. Basically, Islewars is […]