Thread title says it all. I want to start an ongoing project of updating the old Concepts of the Week, and I'm looking for volunteers.
My intention is to generate a list of authors of at least 7 other people. We'll then go through the existing CoTW and identify the prime candidates for updating. Volunteers can then choose the CoTW that they want to update, and I'll write any you guys don't volunteer for.
ITT, I would like to keep it simple--don't post ITT except to volunteer.
If any discussion is necessary, lets keep it in the CoTW table of contents thread. I really just want this to be a list of volunteers.
Originally Posted by YouFaiil
in, if the list is full, ill be a back up/reserve if needed.
The more the merrier; 7 was an estimated minimum, but I'll be happy with 50 volunteers.
Super excited by the excellent turn out ITT, thanks to everyone who has volunteered.
Below, I have selected a TENTATIVE list of the CotW articles I think we should update first.
The list is tentative because:
1. If there is one not on the list you want to write, whether it is an update of an existing article or a new article, just go ahead and sign up for it and I'll put it on the schedule along with all of the articles I listed that people sign up for. All I ask is that all volunteers sign up for at least one or two updates that are on this list.
2. If there is one you think should be a high priority update that I failed to list, please point it out in the CotW Schedule and Table of Concepts thread. Again, I want this thread to contain only posts where you list the article(s) you're volunteering to write. That will just make it a lot easier for me to compile the new schedule.
1. We have 11 or 12 authors now, so I have a bit more than 2 articles per author here. That leaves plenty of wiggle room for you guys to select your own topics. With 11 or 12 of us writing, two each gets us through the end of the year quite easily, so anything else we schedule now is pure gravy.
2. I'm reserving "The Last Word on Redline" for myself, lol, because I have been meaning to update it for a while now.
3. I'm planning to schedule this on a pretty strict rotation: that is, we'll all write our first article, then write our second article in roughly the same order, etc. I might make exceptions during the second round to group similar subjects. But I want everybody to get published asap. Once that's accomplished, we can play around with the schedule as needed.
4. I have a request in to the powers that be for a STANDARDIZED custom (lol, oxymorons) undertitle for all CotW authors who volunteer who want it (I'm thinking of you, Klairic--you probably don't want to replace "See my coach listing;" we'll probably link to your coaching thread in the about the author bio as an alternative). I expect it to be approved, but no guarantees. If you have any ideas for a clever alternative to "Concept of the Week Author" that calls attention to the articles and your contribution, feel free to post the ideas in the other CotW thread.
5. I want each of you to start thinking of a 3-4 sentence bio that we can include in your CotW. Something along the lines of "Aesah is a mid and high stakes professional poker player living in Los Angeles. A past guest commentator on Bart Hanson's "Live at the Bike" webcast, Aesah plays a mix of NLHE and PLO." (That's his actual bio, folks, we're very lucky to have him contributing!)
6. "Updating" the CotW means whatever you think it means. If you think it means heaily referencing the original, feel free. If you think that means scrapping the original and starting from scratch, feel free. It may or may not mean referencing points raised in the posts in the original CotW; y'all basically have free reign here.
OK, so here's the list, annotated maybe with my thoughts if any:
Using Pokerstove (Lots of new equity calculators)
Preflop positional awareness (basic stats are way different, esp on btn these days)
value betting (I'm not sure about this one, CMAR's post may be timeless)
flop check raises
cold calling/advanced cold calling (These can be updated together, a 2 for 1 deal)
reacting to 3 bets (I think I made some basic mistakes in this one)
evaluating villains' stats (HEM2?PT4 HUDs have new options)
bluffs and blufffing
sizing preflop raises (Needs reinforcement, table ninja is the devil)
Lol, villain dnked into me (good regs donk more now)
Playing small pocket pairs (pretty sure the value of sets has gone down these last 3 years)
Turning Made hands into Bluffs
Using the Overbet (This one isn't linked; it may not exist, I didn't check, but it's vital to have a new one on this topic)
The Last Word on Redline (I got this)
Understanding polarization (not sure about this one, either, Split did a nice job)
Planning default line creation
A conversation on bet sizing
Thinking about combos
Realizing Your Equity