Poker, Science and me

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 142FotFor those, who are

 

For those, who are crazy about making plans as I am, I decided to share personally made plan, which I use. Don't know if you will find it useful or not though. As for me it is very helpful in achieving the volume goals.

If you decide to use it, you should copy it and fill the columns @planned and @played (after you play it obv). All other stuff will be calc automatically, and the diagram also will be plotted automatically.

Feel free to use it, guys.

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bOExOzz4KuGYx5x_Tz445HAKRqgFfjEeYEd0soMEkXQ/edit#gid=0

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Found a few mistakes, updated

Found a few mistakes, updated it.

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  122 October was tough in

 

October was tough in the end. There were a lot of science work that got me tired a bit. Also in the end of the month a lot of regs came to the lobby. So I decided not to plan much on the end of next month.

This is how I followed the plan


The real numbers from October hours list I took to construct the November plan and added 0.5 hour on each day:


Trip to the parents house is planned also next month (approximately 550 km), so one weekend will be out of poker.

Didn't expect this month to be normal in terms of EV and $, but it is more or less ok. Though it is normal in comparison with -EV month (see September for example), at the moment it seems that there are still a lot of areas to improve.

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Are you still grinding Spins

Are you still grinding Spins or did you go back to Hypers?

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I'm grinding spins, no way

I'm grinding spins, no way that I'm back to hypers.

 

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  134 if only for a while

 

if only for a while

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One year update

One year passed since I've wrote here my first post.

 

Now I'm 28 and I play $15 spins.

I'm a happy father.

 

I think it was a mistake in what I said that I'm a doctor of Physics and Mathematics. I've got only Master of Science in Phys. and Math., but I'm going to get the D.Sc. next 3-5 years,hopefully.

 

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November 2016   129 Whatever

November 2016

 

Whatever I did this month....

You see result: 8 chips/tourn. Even tried to make 3 days break - didn't work. Meanwhile there were mistakes in gameplay I'm totally sure it is a variance. Cards distribution was just awful. Nevertheless, I'll try to focus on study more this month. How else I can increase my confidence?

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  427Hey Hey

 

Hey guys,

Experiencing some struggles with poker at the moment. Even got back to $15s hypers - not super good news, I know. I started this year playing $15s hypers and end at the same point. I have got the experience though. Pretty sure I can beat $15s hypers quickly, and then will try to move up to spins again.

I started reading much. Now I'm reading the R.Dawkins's book about evolution proves. At the same time I learn genetics and nuclear physics, both of school and intermediate level. It is not so trivial in spite of having science degree in physics and mathematics. I call this learning process "preparing to explain the world to a child" ;)

 

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You back playing HU instead

You back playing HU instead of Spins?whats the reason behind your decision?

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  297 Frankly it was team

 

Frankly it was team decision, but I 'm happy with that. I was struggling at spins, that affected on mental game. There are also a lot of leaks to be improved in hu game. So I'm going to play hypers for a couple of months (as I expect).

Have to say that I'm really happy play hypers after playing spins)

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Good luck in hu hypers, keep

Good luck in hu hypers, keep us updated how ur doing :)

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Working on my mental game

Working on my mental game I've got some interesting points. One of the main sign of tilting (i.e. not A, and even probably not B game) is my reaction to river card. It doesn't matter if I lost or won, but when I feel like "my heart just made a great pump of blood to my brain" on the river card I know for sure - I'm under the attack of the tilt. Interesting here that I can't really get it under the control. More likely I just didn't find a way to do that. The reason of that attack to my brain (I'll call it so) is that I'm too concerned with the results (more with EV, less with $$$), at least I think so. In the Jared Tendler book this is described as a "wish to control a variance". I really like to make quick day reports, including such stats as # of tournaments, hours, adjusted chips, and $ won. Then they form cute month statistics, as a function of week day etc etc. I understand that I shouldn't make day reports ever, except hours and # of tournaments. But when I just imagine that I feel that I'm losing the control.

So now, I'm trying to experiment with making dayreports only on 2 stats: hours and tournaments, and then see how does it work. Nevertheless I'm not sure that I'll get rid of the brain attack by that. It is really hard to stay calm during a session. Any comments, peaces of advice, guys?

The baby grows really fast I should say. She learned how to laugh and smile - the most important thing in her todo list as a girl is done I think.

 

Upd: I found out a "mechanical" way to get rid of that, now I just can't see the board cards when went all-in and seems that it works. I knew about that feature, but didn't apply it, cause was sure that it is not for me. Time flies, things change.

 

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You seem very disciplined and

You seem very disciplined and to me, this is the key to success. I have the same mental leak as you, I find Jared's term very accurate. Could you please share with me the tool that hides the board in all-in situations?

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  601This This tool is the

 

This tool is the starshelper's tool.You can find it in settings.

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  604The The beginning of the

 

The beginning of the month was like a dream: a lot of recreationals, but then it became as it was usual. I mean a lot of regs in the waitlist. I find it really boring to play the games when you should wait for the opponent for like 4-10 mins, and I get distracted. While my main mental leak is lost of concentration, this issue is like a disaster to my game.

Anyway I hit the month goal by volume, and played more than 85 hours (the goal was to play 81 hours). As it was expected I didn't hit my month mental game goal and I got only 4.17 out of 5 (the goal was to hit 4.5).

Study/play ratio is 0.23, and it is ok.

When I  move up to spins I 'll post here my 15s hypers overall graph, now I don't think it is worth doing.

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https://zenhabits.net/breathe

https://zenhabits.net/breathe/ try this, works for me :), sometimes we just worket to breathe, gives us focus :)

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bump any updates ? 

bump any updates ? 

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  132 Ok, it is time to make

 

Ok, it is time to make some summary.

I didn't hit the volume goal this month and had done only 82.5% of that. There were several reasons to that: short month+over estimated expectations and programme of my work.

Study/Play ratio was 0.22. And there were some insights in my game thankfully to the coaches. I really think that my A game moves towards as well as my C game.

Speaking about mental game, now it is 4.4 of 5.0. Really great result, taking into account that there were really bad days in terms of EV and profit.

Next month will be tough, and unlikely that I will be able to get my month volume goal, since I'm going to take a part in a scientific conference in Sochi for a week. Hopefully it will be enjoyable trip, should be a really nice place;)

I would like also to recommend you guys nice youtube channel named Veritasium, where you'll be able to find answer to really interesting questions about physics, chemistry, mentality etc etc. Found it accidentally and I really enjoy it!

Take care,

good luck to all of you, guys.

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 51Just to note

 

Just to note pic

 

First 130 tourneys (hypers, not spins) were awful, I played well, but runnung bad did affect to my game.

Next 44 tourneys have almost repaired my graph.

Understanding variance is a skill that I should develop.

I also watched some streams from people in other poker schools, playing at my stacks - they play awful, but still making money, they are really just running insanely good in $ and in EV. May be it is only at streams, who knows, but the one thing that I understood very clearly is that I study in the most advanced school. Really.

An another thing that I understood: I do play well in poker. I should play more. I should study more. =>I will have to go up further in stakes.

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  105 The draft commission.

 

The draft commission. Psychiatrist's cabinet.

"Then at some point near the end he says, “How much do you value life?”

“Sixty-four.”

“Why did you say ‘sixty-four’?”

“How are you supposed to measure the value of life?”"

“REJECTED”