Archive for the 'Goals and plans' Category

Why don’t I play poker that way?

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Followup post based on the the theory that your primary objective as you play poker should be: “Play and study so that you can work your way up to higher stakes and make a decent hourly rate.” In theory it sounds good, though perhaps a little money-hungry. I’ve been playing poker for a while now. […]

Why play poker?

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Here’s someone’s idea about what your primary objective should be as you play poker. “Play and study so that you can work your way up to higher stakes and make a decent hourly rate.” Now, inherent in this philosophy are some things that are not explicitly stated but which make sense assuming that the above […]

Playing underrolled

Monday, July 20th, 2009

What’s the psychological situation of playing underrolled for the level of poker that you play? Scared money? Fear of pushing small edges? I get some of the opposite reaction from myself. When my roll is bigger I have some fear of risking that much money. Yes, when there’s a marginal situation I don’t have problems […]

Master of Poker Science

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

What d’ya think? It’s official!

The Value of Poker Chips

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Some day I hope to think that I understand the proper perspective for valuing chips at the poker table. It’s not real money. It’s not what I use to buy groceries. I can’t think of my bankroll in terms of computers that I could buy. If I’m planning to quit playing then yes, I could […]

Ode to positive bb/100

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

I was looking at my HEM stats the other night, and pleased that I had something like 8 up sessions in a row. No big ups, but no down sessions either. Then I went back further searching for my big downswing. I found it, a month and a half ago. My big downswing was a […]

The frustration of grinding down

Monday, April 27th, 2009

The frustration of the grind goes on. It gets to the point of wondering whether it’s worth it to continue, as I suspect one of the reasons that I’m tense in other aspects of daily life during the past two weeks is some accumulated frustration that is spilling over. What am I hoping to get […]

More fishes at pot limit?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

In general I find pot limit holdem a bit frustrating, I guess because at most preflop I can only bet pot at most. I like to open raise from early 4x the bb (for two reasons; I always have a good hand from early, plus I don’t want a lot of callers), and 3x later, […]