Thanks Leszek, great content. Having played professional poker for 10 years now I can say that all of these things have been relevant for me numerous times. You have done a great job at putting it all together and helping players see more clearly what is going on.
July 3, 2017 | 11:16 a.m.
Great idea on the series Mark. Thank you.
On the 9s5d2s 3s. I wasn't able to understand what you meant with the 86dd and 87dd being x/r in this sim and therefore we bet them on this turn IP as bluffs. I don't see how this could be the reason since there has been a call and therefore the hands in question are not relevant.
I can't understand Pio's play here. Maybe someone could explain it?
June 30, 2017 | 1:49 p.m.
I'm looking to join a study group to keep me motivated and inspire me to work more.
Hope to here from someone.
April 5, 2017 | 5:07 p.m.
Which city are you living in?
Surely you can find stuff to do during the week too! Joining clubs etc...
Dec. 28, 2016 | 1:02 p.m.
Thanks for the replies you two.
Leaving a game when feeling uncomfortable is a good rule, but of course isn't a long term solution!
I decided to make a share deal for the big games which makes all the difference. I sell 50% always and I have a happy sharetaker.
I play in a currency which is about 1/10 to 1/15 the value of a dollar, so they are about 1/2 to 5/10 dollar only.
Dec. 21, 2016 | 12:35 p.m.
I am a new LHE player and play on a site with what I think are very soft games, with a very small player pool, but without the ability to use HUD or store HH's. So I have to rely on my own player observations and notes.
In your opinion how well can I do without a HUD and what would be a good way to start tackling these games. I have watched most of RunLikePandas Videos on RIO, but I am looking for further ways to work at LHE.
Dec. 19, 2016 | 1:37 p.m.
Nice advice so far.
Dec. 6, 2016 | 10:25 p.m.
30:50 the 269cc 3 board facing c/r on turn with the nuts IP... Would you say that another bonus to just flatting the check raise here is that we can potentially bluff him off the split on rivers that pair the board? And I guess we we might not do the same on clubs...
Nov. 30, 2016 | 9:05 p.m.
I play on a small site, stakes ranging from 5-10 to 50-100, both NL and PLO. I basically play any game that goes and versus any player, except a very few other regulars.
So the deal is 70-80% of the hands I play are on 10/20, with the rest on 5/10, 15/30, 25/50 and a little 50/100.
Games at 25/50 and above are quite erratic and this is where my discomfort stems from. I find myself being very uncomfortable with the idea of moving up and running bad and losing massively after grinding my normal games. The problem is usually these big stakes games are really soft and have some whales. I want to get my mindset correct about facing these games and should look at them as good opportunities that I can afford to take!
The other problem is a sort of winners tilt. Whenever I am up well in a session I find myself being uncomfortable playing vs tougher opponents and scared of losing my profits. I know how bad this sounds, but I have to admit that it happens. To add to that I find myself uncomfortable being deep stacked. I know as a good player I should relish these situations versus weaker opposition. Basically I should put a lot of work into my deepstack game until it is so.
I've been a pro or semi pro during the last10 years now and I thought I was beyond anything like this. It feels good to actually type this out to you guys and to have clearly identified some big problems I have with my mental game and are clearly effecting my winrate.
I think I have answered some of this for myself now, but nevertheless thank you for reading and I'd love to hear any advice or anyone else's similar experience.