Thanks for your help guys.
As the 4 of you have taken the time to offer suggestions I wll take the time to reply to all of them in turn.
- lol the handgun is out, I am desperate but I am not on THAT much of a tilt (yet). I have started and will continue to try and identify my game weaknesses and strengths though as I try and come up with a plan that suits my style of play
as I discuss below.
- Your suggestion really made me sit up and think! Go back to the game that has bought me undone? When I think about my games weaknesses and strengths I realise now, that deep down, I felt slightly out of my depth playing the sng
(cash games). I truly want to become a better player and realise I must go back
, but that will have to wait because I agree with what ballboy75 said and refuse to make another deposit at this time. I will be trying to play a tighter game
while attempting to freeroll myself out of this slump.
- Yes!! My way of thinking entirely!! Ever since I hurt my back and discovered poker I have become totally adicthead! lol, I sure hope my Mrs doesn't fully realise what has happened. She already thinks I am silly because I have started to get up in the middle of the night on the weekends to play (the best freerolls start at about primetime USA/Canada time - the middle of the night here in Australia
) Anyway with my bad back I have lots of time to freeroll my way out of this slump.
- I think you may be right.
Also, while I was playing the sng's and chasing the bonus $ I somehow developed the habit of calling more often which really sux as it allows the other players to draw out on me.
I had gone back to basics and looked at a few of the strategy articles on this forum and when I clicked on your link above I found this:
http://www.cardschat.com/folding-good-hands.php - "pick a battle of our own choosing and fight on our terms rather than our opponent’s
." - This is really good advice and is something that I stopped doing on the sng's as well, it is good for me simply because I actually do attempt to use the somatic markers that I have mentioned here:
and my game may be on the upswing already because I have been abused and sworn at twice in different tournaments since I wrote this post.
I am not sure if my style of play should be changed dramatically but all in all I feel that simply writing a forum post such as this will help with the process of improving my poker skills and if you guys don't mind I will get back to you in a few weeks to let you know how I am going.