Learning From Our Mistakes

Although my decision was wrong in this particular instance, I was happy with myself for not playing scared poker like I did when I was in a similar position last week. Overall, I’m fairly confident that making this call will yield tons of EV in the long run and I don’t plan on letting the results of it affect my decision making in the future.

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Poker Dogma: Trustworthy but not Foolproof

The danger in this dogma is that it can have a tendency to justify passing up too many edges during a session. Sure, we can always wait for the best spots and eek out a small winrate. However, if you really want to crush the game, you are going to have to take some higher variance edges. Therefore, patience is not always a virtue in the game of poker.

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The Importance of Detailed Hand Histories

But when we’re playing poker, especially live poker at the low stakes, we’re often consciously and subconsciously taking many seemingly minute factors into account before we make a decision. It should never be as simple as a player bet this amount on this board, what should we do now?

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