This is a discussion on Play for Instinct within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I would like to count on the help of you, and to know if anyone passes or went through it.
I usually study a lot about
I would like to count on the help of you, and to know if anyone passes or went through it.
I usually study a lot about poker, and I believe I'm learning and understanding.
But, when I enter the table I start observing and using the strategies correctly, after a period I start playing instinctively like a real fish, I wonder if someone has already gone through this or should I seek psychiatric help?
I think there is a tendency for all players to come into a game and start playing their A game and eventually lose focus for whatever reason. Usually its because you feel you are always folding and sick of watching everyone else play.
I found that I struggled with this most at live games since its slower and you can go a couple hours without playing a hand. I noticed that when there was a dealer change, getting up from the table, take a quick walk out of the room and then back while the dealer was counting the rack and cards helped give me enough of a mental break to keep me focused. Online can be tougher so I schedule myself a self check every half hour (same as the dealer rotation at my local casino) to just get up and stretch and have quick mental reset.
Its not much but I have seen greatly improved results in my focus.
.Actually you need to start as you mentioned: study a lot about poker, and playing to get some experience. At this early stages your instincts are not very useful; Stick to the rules!
As you incorporate the strategies into your playing routine, learn and accumulate experience your instincts will get better to a point that you could rely on your Improved Instincts. Try to avoid been "Indoctrinated"