Today had a very entertaining workshop for the birthday of instructor Chris "Chewme1" and many PSO members in the 10c 360 man. So nice to learn in this sense of community. Poker can be very fun without the pressure of risking a chunk of your bankroll, without any kind of pressure but just playing your cards with the feeling that even if you bust at your least you played correctly and your play is in the long run profitable.

And it was lots of fun. I made it final table with Chris and the other PSO member spid3rix from Romania who was running really good the whole tourney. He made it the longest. Chris busted 9th, I busted 8th and spid3rix score a third place. Here is the hand I busted: 

Which brings me back to the book reviews I told in the last blog  post I would be doing. It's quite a question if I should be reading them at all, actually, as they are mostly applied for live play from the 70's to the 90's and into the 2003/4, before the poker boom on internet and the "Moneymaker effect".  I have heard that poker play changes a lot. Anyway, I have great respect for those book writters and I do believe they are absolutely right about what they write, of course, who am I to disagree. What I do question however is my own capacity, as a beginner poker player,  to translate this knowledge from their context into online poker context. I will slowly do both, the reading and the online poker studies, with the assumption that I should rely more on experience and on play situations stated in the live trainings and videos. There is one book which I am particularly fond of, Mike caro's fundamental secrets of winning poker (2002) and would like to share a quote from it with you guys:

The main reason people fail to accomplish as much as they could- in poker and in life- is they don't play their best game always.