It is true, most of the time we lose our mistakes more than the ability of our rival. In fact, I am convinced that the most solid and skilled players are those who make the least mistakes. So, clearly we are our worst enemy
re: Poker & I realized that biggest enemy to me is myself!
Yes that's right. It is necessary to constantly develop, learn something new, look for your mistakes and correct them. People cease to succeed when they think that they already know everything and they are the best.
Good post/thread - here are some tips from the pirate.
You will never fully develop at poker unless you play regularly, have patience, know when to stop and (where the fold button is), stick to a bank roll, never chase losses, study some if not all of the maths theory around poker, understand variance, pot odds, hand ranges, probability, use CC calculator (big smile), position and bet sizing.
Then...(theres much much more) - recognise your best game, (the fact that you are a developing poker player is awesome as you have the key ingredient, you want to improve), recognise your worst game - i personally never play certain types of poker as i dont enjoy them..experimenting is good but sticking to what you know and love best is my suggestion.
Dont take it from me..but here are some useful articles..
One thing that I've noticed when I'm playing is that if a build a good stack in a MTT, I feel like I can call a lot more and I just slowly drain the stack. You have to keep yourself in check otherwise you become another villain on the table.