I decided that I needed to start my very own poker journal to get myself accountable. I like to think I know what I am doing at the tables but I know that I need to study and get better and also change my mindset/mentality/tilt. I will go on a good streak of a few days to a couple of weeks of winning at a good clip and then run into a downswing or some bad luck and feel like I cant do anything right.
The things that I am going to do to turn this around are start on the A-Game Masterclass next week, The Game Plan, and work on getting some study time in on a more consistent basis. I think the main thing that has always pulled me away from studying is the fact that RIO has always seemed a very daunting task to figure out what to use and where to start.
I will only be waiting until next week because I have an athletic competition at the gym where I workout this weekend and will be focusing on prep for that for the next few days.
Background: I play almost primarily 6 max NLH cash online (100NL-200NL). I am stuck at 100NL right now after having a downswing at 200NL and not breaking back through yet. I would love to play for a living but it has been just side income for me as I live in the US and find that I need to hold a job for health insurance for my family and I. I would love to someday get to the point that I can just hold a part time job that just provides insurance and have poker be my main source of income.
Any advice or pointers on a good path here at the site would be much appreciated. I used to use RedChip and liked their setup where you just followed a course but RIO easily has the best pros around to learn from. I have tried the learning paths here but they still seem very winding in the path forward. I have gone through FTGU cash game course and have all of the other courses besides This is PLO and PLO Puzzle.
I really love the game of poker and would love to do it for a living. I just feel that I am stuck at a decent player that makes myself run poorly. Hoping that a little bit of journaling to get myself in check can help. Looking forward to the road ahead!
Nov. 8, 2022 | 10:42 a.m.
I just downloaded Anki and I am looking forward to adding this to my study routine. Or I guess start a good study routine. How are you deciding which spots to study? I don't know too much about solvers yet, could I do the same types of things with Flopzilla or GTO Wizard?
Aug. 11, 2022 | 9:44 a.m.
Thank you for the great video. I realize after watching with a lot of confusion that I need to learn and study some solver stuff. I have done none of that and a lot of what you are discussing during this session is too far over my head. Guess I have a lot of work ahead of me.
Aug. 2, 2022 | 7:26 a.m.
Great video. Does GG have a way to see redline stats? I feel like I try to play pretty similar to this style but sometimes feel like I lack aggression. That shows as well in my PT4 graph where my redline is always trending down. Would love to know if your style of play does well with non-showdown stats. Do you think that even needs to be worried about much or is overall winrate far more important?
Aug. 1, 2022 | 9:51 a.m.
Are you checking stats in play to see opponents tendencies or just trying to play super GTO? I think the 56hh hand especially would be nice to know villain's propensity to call turns/rivers when continuing your triple barrel. I know you can't always be super exploitative with players that are close to GTO but I play with a lot of guys that I have a lot of hands on and they lean way too far one way or the other on if they will call/fold and that can sway what I need to do a little bit when I roll.
Oct. 1, 2021 | 9:15 a.m.
Can you call the 55 from the SB at the 12 min mark vs pretty aggro raiser? I dont know from Hero's HUD here what number is FCBet but if V is Cbetting flop and turn at a pretty aggressive frequency seems like you can still call to set mine.
Aug. 13, 2021 | 7:56 a.m.
So, I have done FTGU and I am now trying to go through the getting started learning path. This seems awfully complex to be in the getting started section. What does anyone think is really the best stuff to take from this in the learning path?
March 1, 2021 | 7:21 a.m.
Is anyone else really struggling to incorporate when we are using positive and negative blockers? I think I understand it a bit from the intro to blockers video when we have the Kd9s and why that is a good bluffing hand on the board in question there and the same for the negative blockers example in the video. It seems like I have a lot more trouble incorporating it in game. I am also struggling to see when in the pyramidal defense video, our river calling range wouldn't include KsQs but would if it is KQ of clubs or diamonds. I feel like I am really having a brain fart with blockers here and it is really making me feel like an idiot. Any pointers on an easier way to study this and figure it out?