Originally Posted by cjatud2012
A lot of players will review their hand histories from previous games to warm up for a new session. Or they'll come to Cardschat and read some of the threads, just to get them stimulated about the upcoming session.
As far as busting out of a tourney leading to better results, I would imagine that it's mostly your selective memory tricking you into thinking it really works. Sorry
You could very well be right. After having written down my thoughts here, i went through a bunch of old MTT's and couldnt really find the pattern.
The "donk a tourney" strategy replaced a feeling i had, that the MTT's i played in the morning, just after breakfast, was more successfull than the later ones. Mostly due to me being fresh in both body and mind.
Maybe poker is driving me nuts? Next ill start wearing a rabbits foot on a string around my neck, go twice around the desk before logging in and always bet broadway hands with my left hand on the mouse...
Originally Posted by WiZZiM
I go over and simulate a heap of shove/fold spots using various poker software.
I may review a few random tournaments, or one's ive marked.
Everyday before play i review the day before's marked hands.
If needed, and i find a trouble spot, i filter those troubles spots down in HEM and review a heap of hands and see if i agree/put them into other poker software to review.
And as always, have some water, energy drink/coffee, powerbars or just have breakfast before you play to keep you fresh. Oh and i always have to make sure i have my desk completely cleared of crap before i play, otherwise it just annoys me all session .
Whoa! Thats is truly focused behavior. (Although the desk thing seems a bit compulsive )
Ill putter about the place, make coffee, eat breakfast, read some news and then get into it.
I'm still doing a few hours here and there where i look at HEM stats and try to make sence of it all. Caught a few things, but i need to be more on top of that. Dont think i'm getting all that i could out of that software. Wish HEM had a "share online" function, so we could share some of the stuff in the forums.
Ahh, third cup of coffee. Think its time for a game