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How I used to play poker

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How I used to play poker

I thought about starting a blog a while back after going through some of the journals available on this site. To say the least, they were very inspiring and I'm forcing myself to put myself out there and talk about how I approach the game. I'm not yet a winning player at the microstakes but I've started to understand more of a depth to this (I probably still know nothing about the game). Writing down my progress is necessary for accountability and mental organization. I'm from the U.S and mostly play on Ignition and ACR. I play 25NL on Ignition and 10NL on ACR although I dabble in some 50NL on both sites but my losses are catastrophic when I take my shots. I feel very stuck since I've been playing this game for about 4 years now with little to no progress. I plan to lay out my strategy and some of the spots I tend dissect under a microscope. My goal is to start from scratch again and go into some of the most common spots at the table. My assumption, without going into my database right now, is most played spots might be BB v SB or BB v BU SRP spots. So maybe I go into BB defense since I will always start from that position right when I fire up a table. Like I said, this is for my own accountability and will be trying to post things daily. I heard once in the Lex Fridman podcast that consistency with a new endeavor is the hardest thing to achieve. I believe it and I'll will try to tackle this problem with some mindfulness, meditation, exercise and diet. If there are any other techniques out there I'm all ears. I'll come back and talk about the spot I'll be tackling first next time. My goal is to one day look back on all of this and say "This is how I used to play poker", hence the title. Cheers to the beginning of this journey!

-Alex

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