How to find out if u have developed your game
Over the past few weeks I have been moaning about bad beats, odds
, etc. I have found an excellent way of finding a way around this and seeing how far your game has improved.
A few of the guys were saying to me "play lots of freerolls
and go mad!!!"
Now I have nothing against that, so I don`t want to sound like I do have.
But what I have done is gone down in the limits ($2 MTT or $20 turbos) - I normally play $20 - $100 buyin tournys, SNG`s. I have also started to play a more controlled game - back to basics I suppose.
What I have found is that if u play % at that level u will win, simple (not all the time, but most)
What I find it does do is show u how much your game has improved. Here are a few examples of why...
- They all overbet!!! I was in a tourny and one guy went all in early with his 3000 chips in middle position when the blinds were 20/40 - If he had been called he would have been behind - probably
- They don`t bother with the odds - If after the flop there is a flush draw get them to bet 3/4 pot - they will on a draw. Then on next street if they don`t catch do it again. U get muffed occassionally but when u do u know they have hit because u check, they push all in, u fold. To make it even more funny, they then SHOW the nut flush 2 u!!! They will also call when they are 2 cards short of a flush after the river!!!
- They can`t lay AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT down regardless of the flop.
- They will call in any position with Ax and then raise when an A hits the flop. They will not then lay it down. So if u have trips, AJ+ etc, u will probably have them beat!!!
and the list could go on!!!
I think some of the above applies to $20 buy in turbos - ppl seem to panic a lot and patience wins most of the time.
I`m not trying to sound clever, cause I am a million miles away from being a good player, but it is good to see inexperienced players making the mistake I have made in the past and it is a confidence booster to know your game has moved on.
Any comments would be good guys