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Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM   #6776
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

Some Sessions content:

1. I listen on Podcast Addict, which is a great app, apart from the fact that you can only read, not write, reviews. Lame. I am trying to find another avenue, but I'm not an iTunes guy. I'll figure something out.

2. I love the live metagame talk. I feel I am excellent at that as well. Selling a bluff physically/facially/bet-sizingly, acting like I'm not paying attention when I am, etc. You just don't here this discussed elsewhere and I questioned if I am really adding to my winrate by trying to do these things. Your comments make me believe I am.

3. More recaps of the action would be cool. Sometimes, the story gets to the turn/river and I can't recall what the hell happened in the hand up to that point.

4. It's solid as hell man. It's realllllllllly hard to keep my attention. I quit GoT after 30 minutes, and no, I don't ****ing care how good it gets. But I am always up for listening to the pod and find it very entertaining. It takes some effort too because, believe it or not, my wife and daughter don't find it as compelling, and I spend everyday with them because I work from home.

Daughter is crying, peace, keep it up, you're killing it.
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Old Yesterday, 03:16 PM   #6777
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

Not irrelevant for the core question of tilt/handling variance:

https://wapo.st/2IGUzWi

Just say pyt.
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Old Yesterday, 04:32 PM   #6778
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

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Not irrelevant for the core question of tilt/handling variance:

https://wapo.st/2IGUzWi

Just say pyt.
Medding really helps with this imo.

I've finally reached the pinnacle I think. I got it in on the turn yesterday with AA v QQ on a clean board for 225 BBs. He hit the 2 outer. I truly didn't tilt a millimeter. I didn't care. I said nice hand and moved on and it was entirely sincere. The day prior, I got it in on the flop with AQ v K6 on a Q53r flop. Turn 4, river 2. I actually found this hilarious in the moment itself. Didn't bother me at all. And no, I did not have huge stacks that led to me booking wins anyway. I took L's.

I've always done the above, but still, a bit of stewing would take place internally. Just a bit, nothing that would grossly impact my play. But it's been lessening and I may have finally eliminated it totally. I'm thrilled to find that I can change my brain over time with meditation. It actually works.
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 PM   #6779
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

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I think software engineers/computer scientists are the least degen and most strat-talking . Got some really good insights on GTO though
I've played with a couple comp sci guys who were pretty big whales. Honestly the toughest rec players I've played against at high stakes were lawyers. Those guys just understand spots where people should and shouldn't have it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:19 PM   #6780
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

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I've played with a couple comp sci guys who were pretty big whales. Honestly the toughest rec players I've played against at high stakes were lawyers. Those guys just understand spots where people should and shouldn't have it.
Like, what's your sample size? P sure everybody is going to have different experiences with this.
I've played with plenty of whale lawyers. Not going to make any assumptions based on that.
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 PM   #6781
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

are you sure you weren't playing against fake degens? I know too many people fit into this archetype
-25-30 with the the disposable income to play 2/5
-but not actually rich enough to donk away at 2/5
-know how to use the internet to study
-grew up studying warcraft 3 replays of pros, practicing and analyzing their own replays
-already have the study mentality built into their day jobs
-like being smart and showing off how smart they are
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