Hello; I've got a question and unfortunately it relates more to previous video (tilt)
What are you suggest to do when you finding yourself in ''tilt state''? By ''tilt state'' I mean condition where you clearly not playing your A-game and your thoughts became obsessive about something related to game, additionally negative emotions overflow you.
And 3 small observations: 1)Self-talk and logic doesn't work (it works only in ''light state'')
2)Can't leave game (and not playing C-game, however profitability is very low ~breakeven) 3)Breathing technic is already used
Sept. 22, 2022 | 10:41 a.m.
Well I think we want to look EV closely, if difference is big then it is dealbreaker and we might wanna invest some time into that. If it is always checks but EV is same not worth it! Of course solver doing it for reasons, but solver plays vs solver and we play against humans
EV was close to 10-20bb/100 which is big number, but our hand is basically not exciting in this line because should bet flop
Sept. 16, 2022 | 11:52 a.m.
GG is softer for sure and more people/games (though at nl50-100, nl200 it is not super relevant, you can find games at stars as well) rake is extremely high and rakeback is low (on paper it is huge, but because of PVI - player value index you won't get a lot)
Stars is tougher, but software is far better and more convenient(and faster also, at GG I played less hands in hour at same amount of tables). Also rake is lower which is super important!
Summary: Suggest playing stars only (below nl1000/nl500), better for nerves and can have stable and solid win rate. Rather than battling 0bb/100 at GG
Sept. 12, 2022 | 11:41 a.m.
That's cool. Actually also I noticed something interesting. When it comes to me* (mostly emotional part), why logic isn't working (even experience in that area doesn't help that much)?
*It is like you know what you should be doing and it is inside your mind, but having so much resistance to do so
Will try to bring an example: 1)You understand and self-reflected multiple times why you shouldn't be envy(pretty detrimental), yet you still mostly are!
2)You know what short term variance is meaningless, yet you upset after bad session
3) You know you shouldn't be scared of ghosts/dogs/cats and you even can write down dissertation about it, but it doesn't work! Still scared!
Sept. 8, 2022 | 10:55 a.m.
Well, something about tilt - when you are tilting you brain not working same as if you are relaxed and calm. Some parts of brain shutting down! That's why angry person (or extremely tilted) looks like possessed :)
Therefore it is important to realize that if you reach that state - pretty much nothing will help when you there. You won't be able to play your A-game for sure, won't be able to think clearly and have patience/long term attitude.
My advice is - noticing when you are accumulating negative emotions, noticing your ''light tilt''. Breathing also alright but it is like a quick bandage rather than a cure. Acceptance is helping me when I am in between sessions and resting, rather than I am in the middle of the game
Aug. 31, 2022 | 12:08 p.m.
It is great video!
Bit funny but I found most of the things mentioned in the video are ''my difficulties''. Especially all kind of controls and considering that it is actually working. Which by the way I realize is working!!! but short term or by draining insane amount of mental energy
Aug. 29, 2022 | 11:25 a.m.
My poker goals are quite connect with my core values (+dreams). However they are a bit results oriented, -> well playing nl2k and winning there for sure results oriented goal; But I feel it is alright because it is really what I want to reach.
Also I have process oriented goals, but not exactly sure about them because: how to measure them? Most of them not possible. Even for example having exact winrate vs GTO-trainer. What if I have that winrate next month? Can I check out that goal and move on??
Nope, because after checking it out I might fall behind it. It is similar to being ''honest'
Can I have some examples of process oriented goals in poker (strategy or poker, without mindset goals like ''playing a-game more often'')?
Aug. 15, 2022 | 11:01 a.m.
Looks pretty good, if your opponent never opened solvers or spent countless hours in 3B SB(BB)vsBU he wont be able to play turn well, because playing based on your feelings is the way of justifying wrong EV plays. I would say even some nl1k regs are making blunders there (overfold/overcall)
Aug. 11, 2022 | 1:12 p.m.
you guys have nice comments here :) so I would like to participate as well. Will try to provide ''problem'' and what I think about it
1)Whats the problem: Not accepting myself for who I am
2)What issues it brings: low confidence, anger as self-protection, ego, envy
3)How it shows in real life: I might see someone outside and think in my soul (ahhh I wish I was him, nice hair/car/body/gf etc)
4)How it shows in poker: I want to be better than this m*f winning reg(based on his graphs), I studied more (likely true), I play better (most likely true also) but damn why it bothers me that much
5)Possible solutions: Accept myself, be at easy, self-reflection
6)Ideal scenario: I started to get envy again and feel stressed when see person who are better than me (for most obvious parameters like success/appearance) but letting it go. Not judging, just noticing and moving on
Aug. 4, 2022 | 11:03 a.m.
Pretty good one, liked it!
Think I have some flip side to this story. I won't tell it is perfect or great by any means but being ''light result oriented'' person in poker isn't bad. Main reason why I think so - it can bring spark/interest and motivation! Same as bringing stress and depression :D
Yet ''Avoid potential pain" is big one for me. Quickly explains why don't want to go to a dentist.
Aug. 2, 2022 | 7:05 a.m.
Would just bet flop, bet turn and jam most rivers.
Most likely your opponent is weak player and his range 77-QQ; some AQ/KQ and variety of ''cute hands''. Don't really expect him to have A4, 55/33 so nothing to worry. (If he somehow have those hands, that great. Means he might have also A5/A3 QJc and bunch of hands to get value from)
June 25, 2022 | 3:26 a.m.
I see your point! Probably it depends on person as well then, because if I had no emotions when playing (happiness, anger, tilt) I would for sure move to my B-game faster. So completely getting rid of those would be great on 1 side, and bad on another. But spectrum is big, if too much tilt that's of course C-game. If no anxious than A-minus or B-game (I am talking not about 1 session, but more like whole day which for me consist from 3 sessions). You got my thinking anyway
Been reading TMPG1/2 recently and 1st book is great! Did many exercise from it, and sat down with list of paper and pen for a quite long time.
June 21, 2022 | 7:12 a.m.
Hey, I have something in my mind:
1) In my opinion if we completely get rid of negative poker emotions - we will actually play worse/less/... Because it is like fuel, it makes us play better, focus for longer and not lose interest(motivation).
Money is big factor here - you can really reduce quality of your playing if you drop down to stakes which means nothing to you and won't have any challenge there.
I am kinda always thinking twice about things like that: for example if in ''real life'' I completely reduce my shy/awkward level to 0, maybe I go out next morning outside without pants? :D (Should have some downside, fixing something might cause interesting negative effect)
Think drinking just switching off that part of the brain, that's why it is easy to be social, while drunk!
2) Finding myself quite uncomfortable losing - especially in continuous way. For multiple times during sessions, that's easiest way for me to move from A-game to C-game. In C-game brain shut downs some parts and stuff which you do well in A-game now, In C-game cause huge troubles.
June 20, 2022 | 11:21 a.m.
Difference is very little to be diving into it. Actually (from my experience) trying to remember details like that is not helpful at all. They easily go away from memory and next time you dealt this texture you wont remember exactly what you suppose to be doing. Which is quite frustrating (I can provide quite easy example - have you found yourself sometimes in common preflop spot and had some hand which you aren't sure call/fold. For example 3Bet SBvsBU and you have K7s, you are thinking that is it close between all 3 options, but you aren't exactly sure about %. Or vs CO open you have Q2s which is marginal call at best ( vs 2.5x below nl1000 rake). That happens all the time)
A7c and A7d have bdfd to go with; while A7h aslo blocking his 7x. Which by the way shouldn't be massive deal on the flop, because ranges are still wide and blocking 2 combos where IP have 500 combos isn't crazy. On the river this of course changes when you x/R; overbet turn and push river; but still it is not like his A6 and 76 only nuts he can possible have
June 18, 2022 | 5:20 a.m.
hard to make explo fold when you actually having enough odds vs his range. What he is 4betting here (if assume he has 0 bluffs) AK/QQ+ and vs those you aren't standing that terrible right?
Also you don't need to be profitable there, just losing less than your 3bet size
I would say folding is worst option that you can possible think of. Unless this guy play KK+ exclusively
June 16, 2022 | 1:05 p.m.
Fine board to bet range, generally you should be doing here okay. Because all of your bluffs is AQo/AQs and AJs; you might as well have JJ and TT and KQc
Check-calling cant be bad also, imagine you have AA here, best hand to check it always
June 16, 2022 | 1:03 p.m.
Folding preflop is super nitty and overly exploitative! Why fold? it is not 2012 where people couldn't 4B OOP as a bluff.
We can see extreme scenario - AKo is around 2% of your best hands. You 3betting around 7-8% in this position. So whenever you face 4bet you will fold 70-80% :D
Turn is pretty annoying, well cant blame folding. Can't blame calling also, his value is super narrow and possible amount of bluffs is huge (AQ,KQ,KJ,KT ....)
June 14, 2022 | 2:21 p.m.
For folding flop ''solver wont cut your leg'', vs polar big sizing your hand is close to 0 EV on the flop and calling 99s+ is debatable better.
Of course seems like vs unknown is better to call one street and see his turn sizing/line
June 14, 2022 | 2:17 p.m.
Trigger - > Emotion
Trigger -> Emotion
Trigger -> Emotion
When you have too many emotions (accumulated from this session, past, from real life issues) you start to ''tilt'' (lets say tilt is just deviation from best play you capable of doing). When you start tilting you brain shutting down some parts. For example self-discipline, will-power .... and others
That's why you cant think now and even small decisions might cause you to stumble upon. Why it happens? Lets say it is human nature (evolution, or something from our ancestors).
That's another reason ,why, if you look at your game when you were tilted it might seemed like ''you were possessed by demon''
But what we can do about it? Many things actually from simple deep breathing and slowing it down, to diving deep into reasons why you experience something. Good news that most issues can be fixed and with work you can become really great at handling bad beats, varience, agressive opponents and everything which poker throws at you
However everyone is different, one thing working for one person won't work for other. If you have natural talent as they say you might be quite emotional tolerant. And that's big plus into your poker success.
June 7, 2022 | 2:32 p.m.
Hello, haven't been looking whats going on in the market for a while(maybe 1-1.5 year)
What are new trends? great apps and so on?
Appreciate if you guys will write what solvers are you using.
I remember GTOwizard was good back then, obviously PIO 2 and Simple. What else? Checked 2+2 there are things like - instagto -deepsolver -...solver -gtobase -gtosensei
June 2, 2022 | 11:41 a.m.
There are nothing wrong with just x/folding flop vs big size. Betting is fine as well, if there are passive fishes, because raising is disaster for you.
Multiways are interesting spots because everyone missplays them, but they are happens rarely and studying them to get super good is worth lifetime. Nevertheless you got to invest a little (up to 10-20 hours) to get somewhat decent
May 24, 2022 | 11:09 a.m.
I'd say get subscription and check stats while playing. A ton of EV to be made (sites like smarthand provide that), of course you need to pay up to 45$ each month (for all stakes) but it silly to avoid edge - having all information on every player.
GG poker HUD is complete bullshit, small samples and so on