Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday

What does it take to get good at what you want to do? Commitment? Time? I am trying to figure out how I can become better at what I enjoy doing. I started out playing home games with friends and then I moved to playing online and when that became an issue with our state and then our country I then moved to playing in the casino's. I have been playing at a number of casinos mainly in the low buy in tournaments. I have learned something about myself and that is playing in the short stack tournaments with the rounds at 10 minutes just isn't what I want to do. I want to play and develop into a player that is patient and will work a strategy in a game. I enjoy the 20 to 30 minute rounds and the chip stacks that start at T$10,000 and up. This gives a person time to study the table and to see what needs to be done to increase the chip stack. I have been reading and following the blog of "thedanplan" and where Dan is taking 10,000 hours to become a golf professional. I really believe he can achieve this by doing the hard work it is going to take. You will always have people telling you that you will not succeed but then they are unwilling to step out of the box and try to be happy in something they want to do. I have to continue to tell myself that if I put in the hours and the time that I can get better and play the game of poker like I know I can. Now you ask why this talk? Even though I have put in a lot of playing time and now I am dealing the game of poker in a casino I need to continue to achieve my goals. This last week I have put some time into thinking about the game and what I am going to do about getting better. I do read poker books, magazines and watch some live poker on the internet. Now it is time to put the work in. The time I spend dealing in poker is not going to change. What is going to change is the playing time. My plan right now is to play one deepstack tournament per week. It has to be at least T$10,000 in starting chips and has to be at 20 to 30 minutes for each round. Since I want to get better at the cash game as well I will be limiting my starting buy in per week and this will hopefully force me to be more patient. At this moment I do have a bankroll that has grown by what I do in poker and I need to continue to increase this bankroll to be able to play in the bigger tournaments. I am also writing my experiences in a notebook as well for each game I play. I need to be able to look back at the areas that I need to work on. Some of these will make it into the blog. It is time to put in the work and make this happen. Yes, it is fun but getting serious about it is also needed. Have a fun day......

1 comment:

Aaron Bertelsen said...

Keeping working at it Steve. You will get there!