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Look Within Oneself

by David Apostolico |  Published: Feb 05, 2010


I’m not a big proponent of making New Year’s resolutions, since self-improvement should be a consistent and ongoing process. However, since it is a new year, I thought I’d take the time to offer a tip on self-reflection. Think about your typical conversation with a poker buddy after a tournament or cash-game session. What percentage of that conversation is spent discussing the play of others? First, think about comments that your friends make. Do they complain and criticize the play of others? Or, do they take the time to ask about their own play and what, if anything, they could have done differently? Now, think about the conversations from your end. Do you question and probe for answers about your own play? Or, are you more concerned with talking about the play of others? Be honest with yourself. There is certainly nothing wrong with critiquing the play of others. That ...

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