Getting sweaty with Tenbob

Four Dogs

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I had my first (hopefully not last) sweat session with Tenbob last night. I played 2 $25 full tables for about an hour using Skype and Team Viewer. While the experience was fun and TB did offer some productive advice, I can't say I played my best game. I'm not sure I was able to play my normal game knowing I was being watched and critiqued. Sort of an adverse observer effect.

On several occasions I found myself checking or calling when my normal play would have been to raise, or fold. In addition I found that my raises were often poorley sized. Much of this had to do with the PT3 HUD I was using for the first time. Often, the stats would cover up the stack sizes or the pot size. Another distraction was the mere act of discussing a previous hand while trying to follow the action on both tables.
Still, I would have finished the session well ahead had my flopped set 8's not been rivered by a weak top pair.

All-in-all I think this session was a positive experience and an ill effects were a result of being taken out of my comfort zone. It was very similar to the way I feel when I play at a new site. Once I get used to the layout and feel my game usually normalizes.

As for allowing another player to experience my play as a first person observer, I think this is something that any player will benefit from provided they're getting top notch advice. I have more to add to later, but I've got to run.
 
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No vid, Dogs? Would love to have seen it.
 
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Yep this was good, video's and me dont seem to mix very well these days. But 4D is sweating me on Sunday, feel free to record unless the TB jinx gets you first :)
 
Four Dogs

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No vid, Dogs? Would love to have seen it.
Vids???? Yikes! Just one more thing to take me out of the zone. lol. Actually I don't really have a problem with it. I'm an open book. The only problem is that I don't have the faintest idea on how to do it. If someone can give me a crash course or point me in the right direction I'd be up for it.
 
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Lol why does the title to this sound like a gay porn:p
 
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