Archive for the 'Weaknesses' Category


Friday, October 16th, 2009

Are you free? Or maybe the question should be, how free are you? To what degree can you say that you chose to work every day, at the job that you work at? Or school, or family situation? Sometimes I wonder about people who commit crimes or commit suicide or suffer mental breakdowns or stress […]

More on experience bias

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Say you work as a high school teacher in a mid-sized city in the mid-West. You grew up in this town, so you’re quite familiar with the local issues, the local economy and the population mix. Parents of your kids work in local businesses or one of a few large manufacturers. Employment rates are and […]

Experience bias, perception bias

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

One of the gaps that I’m having difficulty with is putting players on ranges. This is most obvious when I mix playing levels; going down to 10nl to play at a different site, playing a cheap tournament or SnG for something to do. Oddly enough it doesn’t seem to be a problem when I play […]

Tilt analysis

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

(I had a few draft posts that I was working on at the same time. Now that I’ve started posting them I notice that a lot of the same themes were woven through many of them) Here’s something for my “A” game/tilt analysis. Especially when I’m playing a very cheap game (as I’m doing on […]

Hierarchy of weaknesses/errors

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

I can’t remember the last time I did this, so it’s probably time to do so again. I want to list what I feel are my weaknesses, the things that I would most like to remedy or that I think the elimination of which would improve my game the most. I’ll try to put them […]

No self-control-ics Anonymous

Monday, May 25th, 2009

There was an interesting article in a recent “The New Yorker” (“Don’t!“) about self control. It stared with a test done years ago with a number of four year olds in nursery school. The children were asked to choose a treat, either marshmallows, cookies, or pretzel sticks. Once they had chosen one, they were told […]

Elements of Tilt

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I used to think that tilt meant steaming after a bad hand. A bad beat, a suckout. I know some TAGs that blow up after raising preflop and then losing to a hand that they think should have folded to the preflop raise. One of these normally has his chat disabled because he gets himself […]

Trying not to out-level, leads to thinking I can outplay

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Here’s an equation that I have problems with. Trying not to outlevel myself (playing at too much of a higher level than my opponent, trying not to assume that my opponent has as much background or knows as much about poker as I do) = putting my opponent on a much wider range of hands […]