Saturday, 13 February 2010

The Poker Mindset



I have been reading The Poker Mindset, would recommend it, the book has made me more aware of certain approaches, attitudes and concepts to help me with the emotional and psychological side of this game that we all play.

I have already read it through once, but in order to grasp most aspects I will read it again over the next 2 weeks. The main theory is understanding and accepting the realities of Poker. Poker is highly variant, Poker is a game of small edges, Poker is a game of luck in the short term, skill in the long term. To be successful we must both understand these concepts and accept them.

Setting goals is also something I did in the past, specifically monthly monetary goals. I now realise that this is pointless as a short term goal, as short term luck, both good and bad, can adversly affect the results.

Anyway, enough of that, I've got to make another $500 bucks this month, the money aint going to come in whilst Im sitting here typing this schizz :)

Pokerwise I've played 9k hands and made 1k, been really happy with my decision making process, got some good reads on the regs, rakeback to come as well.

Leave you with a little quote by Sun Tzu from The Art of War

"Victorious warriors win first then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first then seek to win"

Gl at the tarbs, Le Snake

4 comments:

Nick (Cloud) said...

"The Poker Mindset" is defo a good read. I'd also recommend "Elements of Poker" by Tommy Angelo.

Yorkshire Pud said...

I've read this book too mate and need to re-read it.

My initial impressions were that it is a very basic book on the surface, easy to understand and digest yet it really hits home some points that you mentioned

Snake Eyes said...

Mr Cloud, that is the next book on my list, most people I have spoken to state it is great.

Pud, get your fat trumper up to Newcastle for the Forum team event, I need to cuddle up to you again :)

badcallthat said...

hey snake, goona try this book, cheers. You may have read it but if not get 'Ducy?' by Sklanksy

Also nice to see you crishing the ring games an feelin go about ya game at the same time, keep it up man!

 

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