**Sorry, trying to figure out what went wrong with recording this video. Screen is smaller/more blurry than usual. Should be fixed in a bit.
Hey guys. I hope you are all having a successful month.
I recorded this video a few days ago. At first I was like, meh, boring video...not a lot of interesting spots. After some review, it hit me that it might actually be interesting to some of you bc of how card-dead/situationally-dead I am in these games.
So many players I coach, when they are situation/card-dead, start to spew bc they feel "not in control of the flow of the match" or "no momentum" (or some similar suboptimal reason...planning to do a blog post on this topic soon). When situationally dead, the answer is not to make suboptimal plays at random just to regain "momentum"...the answer is to use the dynamic created from the gameflow (likely a nitty image), and if you can assume your opponent is paying attention to your image...use the dynamic and image created through the natural progression of the game optimally (we can likely bluff in a lot more spots than usual).
Basically, you shouldn't only know how to use an aggressive image/dynamic optimally (or as close to optimal as you can play, it's not like I play perfect poker obv). A great poker player makes optimal decisions and adjusts to the different dynamics that are created from those decisions optimally.
Since it's a live video, I don't really address this main point directly in the video...so just keep it in mind when watching it. It might be a boring video for some of you, but if you find yourself getting spewy when carddead I think it might help to put some things in perspective for you.
Let me know what you think!
**Will be posting a 2nd part to this video in a couple days.
Also, what do you guys think of my new blog layout/design? More readable, I hope?