Saturday, January 3, 2009

Do You Have Any Poker Resolutions for 2009?

I am open to any suggestions on how to improve my list of poker resolutions. If you have any resolutions you think I should add, please let me know.

I guess the first one should be to win the Main Event of the WSOP, but that may be more of a dream than a resolution.

1. I will not go on tilt.
2. I will not go on tilt, really.
3. Damn, I will not freaking go on tilt.
4. Oh f-ck me! How f-cking unlucky can you get. I will walk away from the table to avoid going on tilt!
5. Pre-flop, I will look for a reason to play a hand and not fold a hand.
6. I will embrace the risk in the game and be aggressive.
7. I will look for pre-flop tells of the players on my immediate left--especially the players who peek at their cards before it is their turn.
8. I will move all-in even if it is a big overbet on the turn, so bad players will be less likely to make a bad play and call my bet.
9. I will review my book before I play in a tournament, since I always get better results afterwords.
10. I will focus more on winning a seat to the WSOP main event rather than only playing in events that pay-out in cash.


OhCaptain said...

Nice list. I working on my lists this weekend as well. One thing I'm going to try and do is more book reviews. ;-)

Looking for tells has really helped my game. Pre-flop and during flop tells are great. One thing I've really been studying is an reaction that happens during an event in which information is revealed, the turn of a card, the looking at cards, other players statements, opponents reactions must always be taken in context of their trigger.

Mitchell said...

My favorite poker book on tells is the one by Joe Navarro. Although I recently made a bad call, which was a big part of my stack, using one of Navarro's tells. I blame myself since I made a play to find out if my opponent had a big hand--a min raise on the turn, and his all-in re-raise said it did. However, that tell about his feet said otherwise.

The book is Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap: A Career FBI Agent's Guide to Decoding Poker Tells: Joe Navarro.

I recommend it.

OhCaptain said...

I agree. That's my favorite book on tells as well. For me, it wasn't so much the listing of specific movements and what they can mean, but understanding the process of discovering them. Baseline and context.

McTap03 said...

Very nice list. I like it a lot. I too have set a goal to make the WSOP this year if I can reach a certain BR before the satellite period ends. As for a book on tells, Joe's is by far the best out there, and so easy to read and follow.

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