Alan's Amateur to Pro (6)

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May 5th, 2011
Alan Jackson
Small Stakes
Teaching Method:
Concept Video
6 Max
(4 Ratings) 9.00

Part 6 in the Amateur to Pro series featuring Chingster23!

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  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Alan's Amateur to Pro (6)
    6 May 2011 at 1:23am
    Discussion for Alan's Amateur to Pro (6).
  • Tricarico Tricarico Poker Newbie
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    Re: Alan's Amateur to Pro (6)
    6 May 2011 at 1:20pm
    This was a very interesting video. Not only the C-betting part but also the part where you guys are talking about "Procedural Memory". Thumbs up!
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Alan's Amateur to Pro (6)
    7 May 2011 at 2:52am
    Thks. Procedural memory is something I spend a great deal of time talking about in my private coaching. The ability to access your out-of-game thought process is critical. The secret is emotional control and hardwiring your thought process through post session review. I also find writing about different situations helpful. Being able to craft an concise and articulate paragraph or two about a situation will do a lot to help hardwire those ideas.
  • Tricarico Tricarico Poker Newbie
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    Re: Alan's Amateur to Pro (6)
    7 May 2011 at 9:17am

    I agree that this is a very important factor. It is something that i have been struggleling for a very long time and that is also one of the main reasons that i have been losing in online cashgames.

    I usually play live games and have been playing that for the last 2 years and been winning consistantly. When i'am playing live i can so easily work every hand trough when iam playing and take everything in consideration in my mind.

    But when i play online then i would ussualy just burn money.. i was playing so many tables (14), wich is a lot for me.. (i realise that now) that i just couldn't focus and just wasn't playing a good game. I realise that now but i didn't realise that back then.. Wich isn't so long ago.

    At the moment i heard of "Procedeural Memory", I really started to dig into that.

    And now i play a lot less tables. Down to 6, sometimes i feel like this is still to much because now i really start thinking about every hand iam playing and trying to take every factor in consideration. Now i finnaly use my time bank... wich i never did before exept in big pots.

    I still think that I need to improve a lot and really take my tought proces to the tables when I'am playing. I think these improvements will come from itself if i keep playing a low number of tables. This way i see what's going on and i don't auto pilot anymore.

    I'am very happy when i learned about those things. Atleast now im starting to make some money.. I just hope it's not varriance haha :p

  • Xcalibur Xcalibur Poker Newbie
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    Re: Alan's Amateur to Pro (6)
    23 May 2011 at 3:49pm
    Another excellent vid. Quick question Alan, on the hand with Js7s on 2hTc5c: I understand the lack of equity + need to avoid the bluffing vortex. However vs an opponent who's fold to cbet is very high (like the 75% of this opponent, but over a decent sample), what are your thoughts on stabbing c. 1/2 psb cb IP - with a plan for shutting down if called, as we only need a fold 1/3 of the time to break even? I guess what I am really asking is when do you feel it is OK to stab once and give up?
  • drshoe drshoe Poker Newbie
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    Re: Alan's Amateur to Pro (6)
    24 Jul 2011 at 12:54pm
    how did you make those popups for HEM? and is there a version of the hud you use in that vid somewhere?

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