re: Poker & August goals thread.
After a so-so July in which I managed to break even after a horrible start, here are my August goals:
-as far as reading, finish small stakes holdem (I'm currently at page 32)and read HoH vol.3, plus read again HoH 1 and 2.
-play 5000 hands at least on 50c/$1 limit HE tables and make less mistakes (limit is my new experiment, I'm hoping to get better and better at it)
-play 25 tourneys of 180 seats on stars and try to make FT in 35% of them, winning or least getting HU in 2 of them
-get my BR above $2000, it currently sits at ~$1500
-DO NOT TILT when things go wrong, because as some point they always will and I need to work through it
It may seem that my goals aren't ambitious, but actually the 5000 limit hands worry me because of my non-excellent skill level, and I really don't expect to make a huge profit from it. I need to learn not to call down too much. So far I'm $33 up in that level after 400 hands , and not that easily either because I started in red after about half of those hands. I'm quite sure soon I'll become a pain in the rear end for FPaulsson, since I'll be PMing for advice all the time to correct leaks. But I am committed to learning limit, hopefully reading small stakes holdem makes a difference for me.
About the tilting I'm satisfied with the progress I've made in that area, but it can always get better.