Last month have been packed with coaching and studying my game a lot to be max prepared for WCOOP grind and Grindhouse 3. I've identified many leaks in my thought processes and did in depth DB analysis to filter out my leaks that I will be focusing on plugging in next couple weeks. Biggest one being pretty low probe bet % still, which is quite surprising as I thought I play those spots quite ok.
Main findings from studies were how sensitive I should be to bet sizings and also I feel like I have better understanding in which spots we should be overfolding and against which positions and on what runouts we need to be hero calling like there is no tomorrow. It comes down to value to bluff ratios that people have pretty poor understanding off in certain situations imo.
On top of that I decided to spend some time during Grindhouse 3 and after on building and simplifying preflop strategies as well as build a database of sims from the scratch. I would like to have access to solutions with sizings that I am using in game and with some limitations in gametree for my opponents as well.
Not many games played, but I'm still happy with my volume:study ratio. I also added ACR to the schedule. Their tournaments have very good structure as you are playing pretty deep, but the games also take forever with 5 hour long re-entry period. Not great for us Europeans.
The goal for series is to take it slow this time. Will play 8-12 tables max, focusing on quality over quantity. I would like to improve as much as I can while playing and see if I enjoy the process of grinding more than normal. There will be a lot of hours played in next couple weeks mostly because of Grindhouse, so going for 12-20 tabling when we need to play every day can result in decision-making fatigue that leads to burnout.
Speaking of Grindhouse, I really liked the 'homework' Fedor gave us that was about drilling spots in GTOW. It was meant to prepare us a little and we were asked to screenshot every mistake and save it in google doc for him. I guess we will see what this was for while in the house. I definitely learnt a lot while doing those drills and realized how poor my strategy is in 3-bet pots OOP. This and all OOP spots in general are on priority list to study the most often right now.
I'm very excited for the Grindhouse! Flying to Vienna tomorrow already. We will grab dinner on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday morning we are already leaving to the house. Road trip time with Pokercode crew! :)
Best of luck to everyone during series!