Originally Posted by cjatud2012
what situations do you need help with specifically? Pot odds? Hand equity? ICM? Really you just have to keep doing what you're doing, just play a lot and force yourself to practice, as long as you understand what you are doing the process of making some of those decisions become a lot quicker (granted, something like ICM can't be practiced at the table, so you need to practice away from the table so when the time comes that you actually need to make those decisions, the right move is sort of ingrained in your head. That would be how you practice ICM).
Well, ICM definitely, because that's new to me, as you know. The link you sent me has a lot of conceptual information that I grasp to some extent. It tends to get foggy, though, if I give it too much thought. Information overload, I think. How do I practice it away from the table? Examining hand history with SNG Wiz at hand? Which I can't afford to purchase yet...but eventually?
Pot odds and equity, I do understand how to calculate these. I am able to figure it out replaying hands and in straightforward situations I can do it during play. For the most part, until beginning to try to develop these skills, the way I worked this out was a sort of intuitive sense that the odds seemed "good", "somewhat good", "not good"...that kind of thing. A general estimate that has been, oftentimes, effective enough. In improving math skills, my aim is to be able to arrive at a more accurate assessment as readily as that.
I need help, I suppose, with how to practice more effectively to achieve that goal. And determining whether I can realistically hope to do it. I don't want to waste my time if that's not the case...but am willing to put in the time if it's possible.
I'll try to figure out how to be more specific about what I need help with and come back with it later. There are areas that I do understand now. I'm feeling generally overwhelmed, I suppose, because there is still so much to learn. I've edited this post a dozen times trying to get it explained clearly.