Archive for the 'Weaknesses' Category

Things for further consideration

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Even though I wrote about patience and playing like an automaton in the previous post, my game always changes. I change. Some days I’m more attentive, or less attentive, happier, or less happy. And there are always things to look at, to see if I can find out where I’m playing sub-optimally and to look […]


Saturday, January 25th, 2014

I’ve tried various mantras while playing Zoom poker on PokerStars. Focus Don’t get upset Pay attention to stats Breathe But maybe this one is the answer: Patience It started with telling myself to wait, knowing that besides getting bad runs of cards or situations or players or suckouts that eventually things will turn around and […]

Why do we play overly conservatively?

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

What causes us to play too conservatively? We may have a standard TAG game or be somewhat LAG, but there are times where we just don’t play our normal game, where we find ourselves opting too frequently to check or fold or to passively call down rather than betting out or raising. Here are some […]

Learning summary

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

There are a lot of things that I’ve discovered over the years of maintaining this blog. I thought I’d do a summary for myself. the aggression muscle is not easily controlled by me. I can easily fall into a mode of being either passive or spewy I like to win, and I have some fear […]

How to put me on tilt

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

I was just thinking about how various types of players, various situations put us on tilt. We spend a lot of time, discussion, thought, about how to avoid tilt, how to deal with tilt, how to get off tilt. But it’s often interesting to look at things from different perspectives. For example, if I wanted […]

More thoughts on coaching; Vulnerability

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Continuing on from the previous post on coaching. I was an education major (amongst other things) in my undergraduate studies and have done some teaching in music. I’ve also taken classes and private lessons as an adult in music, martial arts, theatersports, and others. The email from my former co-worker who is now a management […]

Olympics, coaching, and poker

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

I’m on the mailing list for a former co-worker of mine who has gone into the business of coaching managers. Every couple of weeks he sends out an email writing about various management related topics and his thoughts on them. Recently he was reflecting on the Olympics that are taking place and how top tier […]

How did I improve?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

I was searching through some of my old posts, searching for cashout/deposit information because I was trying to build a spreadsheet that tracks my “net”; my online bankrolls plus my net cashout/deposits. It’s actually starting to get to the point that I can’t keep track easily any more because of redeposits (chasing redeposit bonuses) and […]