Is it possible to have a natural ability for poker?
So what do you think? Is is possible to have a natural flare for poker?
I ask because I cant tell whether Im a fish with dumb luck or if I just have some natural ability.
I dont really study poker, I have read about 100/150 pages in total of poker books
, although I have always intended to study more and have read numerous articles here on cards chat aswell as other sites. I dont have a HUD but I wish I had!
I'd taken a break from poker for the last few months and arrived back a few days ago. In my first game 3 days ago I bubbled, but went out in 7th place (10 dollar BI MTT 15 min blinds)
So the next day I played the same tourney and ended up being bubblegirl
Although I was pissed I didnt score, I was somewhat happy of my ability to get so close to the money again in such a short time.
So again Im playing the same tourney today and Im currently sitting in first with 30 people left (fingers crossed for the win)
Over the last 2 days I have really noticed my lack of skill in certain areas like not always taking position into consideration before flat calling PF etc
Some of these mistakes are fish mistakes and therefore I feel like Im still a fish.
But if Im a fish, how in the world am I bubbling or getting so close so often? Weak opposition? Or is it possible I have some natural flare for poker & if I was to put the proper time and effort in I could possibly be a pretty good player with a decent win rate?
Or would it be common to get close so often at lower buy ins like 5 & 10 dollars because of the opposition . Although I must say I dont find these players all that weak, maybe 20 out of the 100 seem a little fishy! Maybe its the length of the blinds? They give me enough time to play TAG without getting into too much trouble most of the time up until the push/fold rounds. But I struggle to find many tourneys with blinds that long so if ye know of any decent GTD ones, please share. I currently play on Party & Tilt!