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  1. Where has time gone?

    I can't believe two years have passed since my last blog. How have I let this happen? A better question is what has happened? Why have I ignored writing and my first love Poker?

    The simple answer is despair. Poker has given me and taught me so much but at the end of the day all the money that I have won hasn't given me the ability to accept the losing. The best tournament players are cashing about 33% of the time that means about 66% of the time there losing. On top of that even if ...

    Updated 05-05-2019 at 09:13 AM by jacosta24

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  2. New PLAN

    2014 isnít turning out to be so great, 6 months in and Iím already down $883! My online game has really taken off, but my live game has taken a nose dive. Not having a casino close to my house running cash games and tournaments, isn't allowing me to put in the heavy volume, that I feel you need to succeed at poker. Bad luck and bad play is also a cause of the problem, I estimate Iíve thrown away $515 due to bad play. Iíve played 13 live tournaments and only cashed in 1, and Iíve played 3 cash game ...
  3. Maintaining focus, discipline, and keeping a positive outlook when things don't go your way on the felt.

    This is going to be a completely different blog then I have done so far but I'm all about changing it up.

    As the title states focus, discipline, and keeping a positive outlook are crucial elements in being a winning poker player. An individuals mentality plays a big part in the battle of separating many players from being a winner or loser over a decent period of time. If your head isn't in the right frame of mind to play then you shouldn't. One of my favorite TV shows over the past ...
  4. Bitter SWEET

    Last weeks blog was all about running hot, this weeks is blog is similar but has a different tune. Overconfidence was my number one problem this week. Without a doubt I had some wicked bad beats (nothing new) but I seen myself constantly putting money in the pot in situations where airing to the side of caution was the optimal play. Lack of patience was my second problem, this week I found myself a couple times with a favorable chip stack only to give it up by getting myself in trouble by playing ...
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  5. Monkey cash

    Analysis of my poker playing skill through my Poker Manager app has shown me my cash game win rate is significant lower than my tournament win rate so naturally Iíve kept a distance from cash games. Lately Iíve been running bad in tournaments, something like the 0-15 in 12 days so I decided to try something different. My bread and butter are low stake tournaments but with running and playing so bad Iíve been strictly playing freerolls, bad thing is they run every two hours. Iíve been trying my hardest ...

    Updated 06-19-2017 at 10:54 PM by jacosta24

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    Poker
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