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Develop Four Neglected Skills - Part II

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Dec 14, 2011

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Part I said that relying on software had made online players neglect four important live game skills: Acquiring information Retaining it Retrieving it quickly Seeing relationships to other information such as drinking You need these skills to evaluate and adjust to your opponents and read their cards. These skills will also help you to evaluate and improve your own play. The following steps will help you to develop these skills. Understand and work within your limitations. Beware of your biases. Play shorter sessions. Use many information-acquisition techniques. Hesitate and look left. Take good notes. Use checklists. Exploit mutual reinforcement. Constantly look for patterns. Take enough time. Narrow your focus. Practice when you’re not in the pot. Separate information from conclusions. Propose, and then test hypotheses. Understand And Work Within Your Limitations. We all have limitations, including ones we don’t know or want to know. Your motives create limitations that bias ...


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