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Which Help Should You Get?

Part II: Assessing your needs

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Nov 26, 2010


Many players want to improve their poker games, but don’t know what they really need. So, they just buy a book, take a course, or hire a coach. They may get an excellent book, course, or coach, but still waste their money and time because it isn’t what they really need. Two of my previous columns, “Planning Your Personal Development, Part IV and Part V” (see, Jan. 24, 2006, and Feb. 21, 2006), described a way to assess your needs. It showed you how to compare yourself to your current and future opponents. Now, I’ll build on that foundation. It won’t be easy or pleasant, but self-improvement is hard and often painful work. You’ll just have to tolerate that pain. If you’re like most people, you can handle physical discomfort better than its psychological counterpart. For example, if you diet and exercise, you naturally accept hunger and aching muscles. ...

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