Aknowledging mistakes..

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KeepBlinkin

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Mistakes are made all day long.. But Aknowledging mistakes ,well, thats the hard part.

I read this article... about Aknowledging mistakes and I think that I agree the most with the advice of Howard Lederer.

"Chris Ferguson noted that humility is vital to winning poker. "To improve, you have to know you're making mistakes," Ferguson said. "There are a lot of hands I don't know how to play. There are a lot of situations I don't know how to handle. If I thought I knew everything, I'd never improve."
How often do the pros make mistakes? D'Agostino says, "[We] make mistakes almost every single hand. They're small mistakes, but maybe I could have gotten paid off a little more on a given hand or avoided a bluff."
Howard Lederer says, "To become a pro or a really good player, you have to become brutally objective about your game. If you aren't, you won't make the changes and improvements you need."
While Lederer believes in the need for tough self-assessment, he notes that there's no need to dwell on past errors. "You have to be honest with yourself and you can't gloss over mistakes," he says, "but there's no need to beat yourself up. You need to learn from the mistakes and move on.""



Good Luck at the tables :cool:
 
ZowieZ

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I like to keep track of my sessions. It helps me be honest with myself about my play. Pokertracker is good if you primarily play online, but for those of us that like to play live, an online site such as Poker Profiler or PokerDominator may fit the bill.
 
Jagsti

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Yep we will often make mistakes in poker, that's not really the problem though. It's actually identifying them and acting upon this information to minimise them in future. This is something I really don't concentrate on enough. I believe if I did it would increase my winrate fairly substantially from a grinding, average kind of level it's at now, to one which I believe would be classed as a very good player.

So how do you guys identify your leaks? Do you use Pokertracker to review your stats and hand histories and identify them that way or some other method?
 
NoWuckingFurries

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I think it's one of the intriguing things about poker, a certain degree of humility helps, but you also need self-confidence and aggression at times, too
 
zachvac

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definitely right here, although the OP could start by "aknowledging" that the word is spelled "acknowledging" ;)
 
Monoxide

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yeah i just read it as "a know ledging" damn your missing c!
 
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