Last month I achieved the highest win-rate of any player in my game: 18 bb/100! It's probably the highest win-rate I have ever reached. What's my secret? I changed my habits.
Also, understand that while this is a poker strategy blog, even non-poker players could use these techniques to overcome bad habits and start good ones. Feel free to share this information with anyone you know that's trying hard to make a positive change.
The summer was...
I'm willing to bet: you are not as good at poker as you think you are. Neither am I. And that's perfectly normal. The majority of people coming up the learning curve tend to overestimate their skill level.
This is a long-standing cognitive bias echoed as far back as Shakespeare:
The Foole doth thinke he is wise, but the wiseman knowes himselfe to be a Foole (from As You Like It)
More recently, David Dunning and Justin Kruger of...
As I'm in transition right now and coming off of a good month, I figured I'd take a break from the strategy content and give a personal update. I'll admit that the headline is a bit of a joke, but I will still cite what I think are the main 3 reasons for doing so well.
1) Run Well
Yeah - as good as it feels to achieve some great results, as always, we must keep reality in...