Archive for the 'Personal key entries' Category

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 […]

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 […]

Categorized play errors

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Preflop you have 3 choices. In order of preference, Bet (or raise/reraise)/Fold/Call. Check also in the BB. Post flop you may also get the option of checking. I’d like to categorize my errors/misplays, structured by what I did instead of what I should have done, and then when this misplay tends to happen for me. […]

Don’t like losing

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

I’m realizing how much I don’t like to lose. Back to the Islewars entry, I liked playing at a level where I won 60% of the time. Win too often and it’s no challenge and boring. Win too infrequently and it can be frustrating and pointless. That’s an oversimplification of course, especially if used too […]

$25NL Style statistics results

Monday, January 21st, 2008

I datamined for a while today at one of the sites that I play at. Basically opened up a bunch of $25NL tables and let PT collect data. Collected close to 7,000 hands of history. I removed players who had less than 5 orbits (44 hands or less) although I suppose though you can’t say […]

Pot odds? What are pot odds?

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

This is not an instructional blog so I’m not going to explain pot odds. Rather, I had a bit of an epiphany the other day while working on the previous entry. Players get ingrained with the concept of pot odds fairly early on, and it becomes part and parcel of how you view any given […]

$10NL Player characteristics

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Here’s something I’ve been working on lately. I’ve been looking for some categorization, some analysis of characteristics to note of the players that I’ve been playing against. The internet is full of descriptions of the four basic styles (TAG, Maniac, Calling station, Rock) but this is not enough. I keep individual notes on players given […]

Scared money

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Last night I felt I was playing without my aggressive edge. This came after some intimidating play at a private freeroll against other members of the forum, followed by a foray into a $3 rebuy where a couple people had offered extra prizes for members of the forum for various targets. I ended up rebuying […]