This is my 10th year playing poker. If it wasnt for my stubbornness and my full time job I would have quit a long time ago. Not because I dont like the game but because I would have finally lost my mind about losing the money. Probably would have had to go to Gamblers Anonymous too..
That said the real turn around in my poker career was when I hired my first coach.. then I met Bart and he told me he wanted to help me. He did the best he could as a mentor but what really shot me forward was getting my Mental Game in order and posting hands on his forum on SOP.
I asked him about the forums and that wasnt his first priority in setting up the site. But wow oh wow what a treasure. The ability to review hands with like minded folks ..folks who are JUST as interested in learning as me was my inflection point. I could talk with Claire but at that time she was so far ahead of me in her game that I cant even imagine why she actually talked poker with me..ha ha .. boy was I bad then..
Slowly but surely I was able to think about the theories that Bart posted on his podcasts and videos .. and then ask people how they would apply them.. All of these just built up on each other.. Fast forward a couple of years and now I see myself as pretty much the best player at any table I play at ..ANYWHERE ANYTIME!!!!
If you guys are serious about getting better.. YOU CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT POSTING YOUR HANDS IN THE FORUMS. For all you lurkers out there. no way no how.. Applying what Bart is trying to teach just cannot be completed without peer review.. This is true in almost any field. and its certainly true here..
I dont care if I look like a bozo ..if I was wrong I was wrong ..but I can learn from that and be better. I have taken my lumps for sure.. *can anyone say fold underfull* or *hammah cant remember the board* I remember those posts well.. but I learned from them. You all can too ..
So to all you lurkers.. Dont post .. stay anonymous and wait til you see me walk up to your table. However if you truely want to get better.. then...
JUST FUCKING POST SOME HANDS!
ah.. I feel much better now..