Strategy with Kristy: Hvordan det var å spille APPT Seoul

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Kristy Arnett

I denne utgaven av Strategy with Kristy podcast, snakker Kristy Arnett om sine erfaringer med å spille PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event. Som videovertinne er det uvanlig og presentere seg selv, så når muligheten ba seg laget hun en video blogg om dette.

Arnett spilte dag 1b av Main Event og her forklarer hun hvordan hun ved de første 15 minuttene tapte en stor pott med et mindre hus enn sin motstander.

Her er et utkast av pocasten:

The way I felt after the hand surprised me, and I'm not particularly proud of it. I think of myself as someone who can handle taking a hit and can stay composed, but to be honest, after this hand, I wasn't any of those things. My face was flushed, my heart just dropped into my stomach, and I just felt rattled. It was the first 15 minutes of this tournament I was so excited to play, and I was already down to almost half my starting stack.

I recognized how I was feeling, took a deep breath, and remembered some advice that a couple players have given me in the past including Victor Ramdin who said to me, "When you lose a big pot, you're going to want to shy away from marginal situations because it takes a minute for you to reset." So, after that, I consciously made the decision to give myself time to get back into the right mindset. In the next round or two, I think folded a few marginal hands I might otherwise open like queen-jack suited or small pocket pairs in early position. Sometimes I would play these hands, sometimes I wouldn't, but because of this situation, it was a clear, "I'm not going to. I'm going to regroup and stay out of those marginal spots." The reason is that when you're tilted or rattled, you don't make optimal decisions in that state of mind which is significantly more important when playing tricky spots.

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