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Learning No-Limit From Scratch ­- Badly Donking a Hand

by Roy Cooke |  Published: May 13, 2015


I try to learn from my mistakes. God knows I make my share. That said, I’ve always felt that if I didn’t acknowledge making any, I was being complacent and not trying. Or worse yet, not admitting any of my mistakes to myself. And if I falsely justify every error and don’t admit my own mistakes to myself, I have no hope of learning from them. Competitive skills are usually one of my strengths. By “competitive skills,” I mean focus, consistency, coming to play every day, always trying my best, keeping my mind in the game, and so on. In short, keeping my mind clear and focusing on deep-thinking while I play. Having good competitive skills can make up for a lot of shortcomings in other areas. I was in a lively $2-5 no-limit hold’em game at the Venetian. A live and easy to read player with more than $2,000 ...

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