As I mentioned in my last post, I have finally decided that I am not having a run of bad luck which is causing me to lose at playing poker.
It is how I play that causes me to lose.
It is when I fail to extract extra value for my good hands.
It is when I fail to fold hands even when the evidence is in that the hand is in trouble.
It is when I go on tilt and bluff away my stack.
There are a lot of leaks in my game that need to be plugged.
But I am working on it.
My last twenty four sessions on Absolute Poker playing No Limit .10/.25 has seen me winning enough to be in the black so far for April. In fact, if I just look at the last 24 sessions alone, I have won over $63 or almost $2.75 per session. I realize that is not a lot but it does mean that I am moving in the right direction.
Now, looking at my spreadsheets, I see that I have had some good runs in the past and then went down hill from there, so I will not get too over confident that I am now the improved player of the year.
What this does mean is that my bankroll on Absolute is growing to the point where I will be able to move up to the next level, .25/.50 and see if my success continues.
What am I doing different? I play with the idea of winning small pots, I watch my position versus the big and small blind, I keep track of the other player’s tendencies, I try to mix up my play so that I am not easy to read. I try to pick off the bluffs that in the past caused to fold winning hands.
I still need to learn to back off when I am re-raised and I don’t have the best hand.
How do you adjust from being a losing player to a break-even player and finally to a winning player?