Friday, October 10, 2008
Stop The Bleeding!
Are you putting in the hours but finding that your bankroll is on a downward slide? Try this:
Play only one table at a time! Turn off the TV. Stop texting and talking to friends. Stop looking at internet porn, Facebook, or whatever. Sit down at one table, turn everything else off, and focus all of your concentration on beating your opponents. Pay full attention to every hand. Learn your opponent's tendencies and weaknesses. Or if they are better than you; learn their strengths, and how you can apply them to your own game.
I make money not by winning the majority of the large pots I'm involved in, but by picking up small pots while nobody is paying attention, value betting, and by snapping off weak stabs and bluffs. You can only do this though, if you are fully focused on the table you're playing!
QAsRevenge Poker Math: Two tables are worse than one
Reason? There are three possible outcomes to playing two tables at the same time and two of them are negative.
Need an explanation?
Scenario # 1. Winning on both tables. ++ = positive session
Scenario # 2. Winning on one losing on other. +- = zero session
Scenario # 3. Losing on both tables. -- = negative session
Everyone is familiar with these Super Multi-Tabling Internet Whiz Kids that have grown up glued to game controllers and can play 40 SNGs at a time. You know what? I'm not that guy. And maybe you aren't either.
Good luck and don't suck,