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Interesting and good to know for the future perhaps. What do you think about my thoughts about relentless routines?

Aug. 14, 2022 | 8:51 p.m.

Do you also coach people in business? This relates even more to me to my own career than my hobby which is poker

I start to believe that strong athletes don’t push themselves hard but it’s more a matter of having very strong routines they do daily over and over. The pushing might be in the match. That’s why you see athletes walking around so relaxed. While amateurs think they need to push push push. True?

Aug. 14, 2022 | 7:31 p.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on Anonymous 50kish

No kids … just the wife …. (L)

Aug. 14, 2022 | 2:03 p.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on Commitment

Great video again Jan!

Aug. 13, 2022 | 8:42 p.m.

Great video!
Made me also think of Tyson: everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face

Aug. 12, 2022 | 8:51 p.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on Subtract

This stuff is becoming more for my main career and life than poker.

Couple of thoughts:
- I am def a type A personality where more is better but I am aware of it. So good reminder again
- I sometimes wonder if poker is not the thing to be subtracted because to become good even as a hobbyist takes really a lot of time

Where is now works really well for me is sport. I used to work out 6-7 times a week. Now I play golf 30 minutes a day, tennis and some weight lifting. So way less but more as an energy booster for my life and work

Aug. 12, 2022 | 7:27 p.m.

My site is 7%
But there is more in life than rake :)

Aug. 11, 2022 | 1:41 p.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on Consistency


I am not a pro but I get what you are saying. I mention Tim because if you read his books, I do believe he goes with the same principle of smaller but he also has a mentality of being the hardest worker in the room. Look at Kobe Bryant, they even had to refuse him entering the gym so he won’t hurt himself. If that’s the mentality of your opponents, shouldn’t we strive to have a even greater work ethic (wherever you are a pro in) The classic Will Smith: you won’t beat me on a treadmill

Aug. 11, 2022 | 7:40 a.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on Consistency

Great video again.

Have you read Tim Grover?

How do you know the difference between doing too little and just needing to “man up” and do you thing?

For example, you will hear:
“I am going to workout 5 times a week!!” .. does it for 2 weeks, then never work outs again.

You talk about making it smaller and I agree. But a professional poker player also can’t say: I am going to play 1 hour today.. and that’s it for this week.

Aug. 10, 2022 | 8:42 p.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on $100NL: 13BB+ Hands

Never expected that with some of these hands

Aug. 9, 2022 | 6:54 a.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on $100NL: 13BB+ Hands

With the 33 hand might be a member trying to do something fancy versus a RIO coach.

Interesting video!

What site is this? This plays fishier than 10nl on ipoker hahaha

Aug. 8, 2022 | 6:07 p.m.

Hi Peter,

I have bought FTGU and am now also reading poker therapy, which is really a great read so far. I am an inspiring hobbyist, playing 10nl but want to play 100nl at some point. Do you think a subscription for Wizard is worth the cost? Affordability is not an issue. It’s more a matter of time invested in the right areas.

Aug. 8, 2022 | 7:56 a.m.

Have you also read his second? It might be better than the first. I always go back and forth between them.

Aug. 6, 2022 | 6:28 p.m.

Hi Tyler, what’s your take on low stakes players using GTO Wizard as a study and hand review tool?

Does it make sense since ranges are so different with such a variety of players?

Aug. 6, 2022 | 3:04 p.m.

So how do you analyze hands?

Aug. 6, 2022 | 6:18 a.m.

lol RunItTw1ce right away, picking the most difficult ever :)

Aug. 5, 2022 | 6:15 p.m.

Thanks for the elaborate explanation!
Do you mean with study:
Monday: 1,5 study
Tuesday play
Wednesday play
Thursday play
Friday play
Saturday play
Sunday play
Monday study

Or more “om en om” the fay? Handig dat je Nederlands spreekt hahaha

Aug. 5, 2022 | 10:25 a.m.

  • short update:
    • finally holiday.
    • Got contacted by a great coach at RIO. He is going to review a video of me playing. Looking forward to the video and really appreciate it.
    • Considering depositing so I am rolled for either 20nl or 50nl. The more I read about the rake the more I am questioning if it’s really so smart to play lower
    • Considering GTO wizard. At the moment I don’t really have a good way of analyzing the hands i am playing. Not sure if Wizard is the right way forward but seems reasonable.

Aug. 4, 2022 | 2:32 p.m.

What Mobius Poker Blog post about bankroll management are you referring too?

Aug. 4, 2022 | 7:22 a.m.

There are def some plants you need to water less :) We also have a cleaning lady and one of her tasks is to water our plants in home. Funny enough she won’t allow me to do it because I kill plants.

Aug. 4, 2022 | 7:07 a.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on Have You Lost It?

So what is happening in this perspective when you don’t do it?

For example, as a professional I can imagine you need to grind for a living. You are in a downswing and you lay on the couch … this is not non-action, but what is it if you decide not to do what you need to do? (In this example; not grinding. But could also be not 3 betting while you should etc)

Aug. 3, 2022 | 8:37 p.m.

Do you think it’s worth it for a low stakes hobbyist?

Aug. 3, 2022 | 4:58 p.m.

Sorry, another question. Is GTO wizard really only 39 euro a month? Can you end the subscription every month?

Aug. 3, 2022 | 3:37 p.m.

Man.. 10 years. That's rough. All the best.

Aug. 3, 2022 | 12:41 p.m.

Mostly at night :)
Having a family is actually a plus. We have very young kids. I have zero social life in the evening.

Aug. 3, 2022 | 9:54 a.m.

Comment | emsterdad commented on Have You Lost It?

I am watching your older videos. I have been a big fan of Tao myself. So I always find it interesting to see perspectives on it.

The master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone
Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?

Most difficult about this is not rationalize yourself into passivity. "I am remaining unmoving and I do nothing". How have you tackled that reasoning yourself?

Aug. 3, 2022 | 8:58 a.m.

Notetaking on played hands is done right after the session. That way
it doesn't disrupt the session and it's still fresh in my mind when
I'm notetaking. When I then get back to the marked hand for review a
few days later it'll be obvious what it was about.

Yeah, that's why I asked. Very smart to do it afterwards and just focusing on the game. It's annoying to type a not during ingame with all the "forced" action to a hand etc.

Aug. 3, 2022 | 7:36 a.m.

you gatta go super big dick energy chad mode

OMG hahahah

Aug. 2, 2022 | 12:43 p.m.

Great video again. What version of GTO Wizard do you have?
Is this the way you always review your hands? It's a very clear structure.
What are your criteria to mark hands in game?
Do you, in general, make your notes afterwards instead of ingame?

6:27: And still, they always seem to have the 9 when you do make the call hihi

Aug. 2, 2022 | 12:01 p.m.

They point to the same.

Aug. 2, 2022 | 10:58 a.m.

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