Working on Mental Game (through the books 1 & 2) Looking for other perspectives
I used to play poker professionally for about 5 years. Then when black Friday hit I tried playing live and some of the smaller sites for a short time. I decided I didn't like the smoke from the live games, and online some of the smaller sites I was on closed, merged, or just stopped paying (I lost 3 rolls)... Eventually I just decided my time was better spent doing something like business etc
So now approx 4-5 years later I am getting back into poker as of about 2 months ago and want to start working to improve. I picked up The Mental Game of Poker because I had heard of it and I liked the audible previews. Now I am working through the different sections and also went a head and got both books.
My intention is to post anything useful I can here and look for other peoples insight in their own journey. So if you want to get the book and don't have an audilbe account I think you can add me as a referral and get a free book but I am not 100% sure how that works. Otherwise you can find the book almost anywhere.
My first question and observation go hand in hand.
What is the best way you have found to study and improve your poker game?
I think I have seen (and I admit to being told this before) I tend to over study to the point that things are not effective and I truly don't learn. I also am starting think I might be relying on the opinions or thoughts of others too much and not enough on my own... For instance I might watch 10 videos and read 10 books but not take the time to consider what they all mean relational to each other and how it might apply to my game.
I am trying to work on slowing down and I have decided next time I watch a video I am going to watch without sound then go back to the interesting parts and see what was said after I have formed my opinions or thoughts so I can see how they differ.