Zach6668, on Friday, February 16th, 2007, 6:10 PM, said:
I hope 11-1 is taking notes.
Oh yes. About the fewer mistakes: I really dig that poker tracker. I just played back all my recent big losing hands, over and over to see at every stage, where I made the wrong, or less optimal at any rate, decisions. It was great. You know, when you have AK and raise and some guy plays back at you with K4os and the board comes KK84T, well, not that much you can do and you just take a big loss, I guess. But I found a whole slew of things I wasn't looking at at all, and I did, indeed, take notes. I have them pinned all around my screen on stickys so I don't forget. Including Zach's suggestions for good blind-stealing hands to raise with.I am also reading all the posts over and over, comparing what everyone says and studying Zach's generouis explanation of EV for Dummies. BTW, Zach, I checked all my AA and I have always raised with them since I moved up from the PStars micro boards. I also decided I disagree with you, and that for me, my "delayed raise" strategy with AA and a few other big hands is not stupid at all. It worked like a charm at .5/.10 and .10/.25. The reason it worked is the same as the reason I won that KK hand I posted that looked like I played rather badly, because I understood the players. Thing is, now I don't. These new players are a mystery to me and now, I think, I must evolve into more of an odds/EV/position and so forth player. At least online, and this has all been great. I may go back and just read a lot of the old threads where you all have commented for a while. Meanwhile, I am playing back the hands of the other players, especially the winning ones and the ones I run into a lot. An amazing tool.