Cooling Down after Poker

As with Warm Up, Cooling Down after each poker session is a powerful and actionable way to improve your skills as a Poker player.

Proper Poker Cool Down have to address three main targets.

One – Variance. Estimate how Variance affected your end results. We all know Poker is a game of both Skill and Luck. But being a professional poker player means you need to be able to dissect those two and take into account only the actionable part of it.

 

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Two – Quality of your game. Analyze how well you played, how did you cope with your own Leaks and Tilt issues. Solid Cool down also allows to make a first stop in preparation for the next session by pointing out what you need to be aware of during the play.

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Three – Peace of Mind. Cooling down should help you to ease the heat of the battle and put Poker aside for the rest of your day. Being a professional it is important be to able to relax and enjoy your life outside of Poker, no matter how your session went and what the results are.

Poker Cool down is available on Our Premium Account, for access go to your PROFILE or click here

The Sneak Peek into our new cool feature: Poker Cool Down

Every Poker player, be it long-term professional or a new born amateur , sometimes find it hard to wind down after a session of poker. “Poker Cool Down” will be doing exactly that for you. Similar to Warm Up it provides you with a clear and thought-through set of actionable steps in order to leave the Poker where it belongs to – at the Poker Table and don’t bring it to your life.

And by evaluating your progress with session goals and technical & mind leaks, it brings your study as you play process to a new level. Stay tuned for more…

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Poker Cool Down

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Poker Cool Down 2

 

 

Back & Forth in WarmUp

There is a handy feature added into Your personalized WarmUp: you may go to the Previous steps and tune your WarmUp focus if needed without starting all over again. Hope you like it!

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Together with this we applied number of fixes and yeah we have new logo :) How do you like it?

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Dashboard and Localization

It’s being a while since our latest update but we are keep working on Poker Warm Up improvements when have time :).

Latest update has lot of fixes (not always visibly noticeable) and several major changes which you hopefully like.

  • Dashboard has a new view and number of changes. We decided to help everyone track their activity and mood/play correlation. Just check it up after login and you’ll see how it works.                                                                                                                                                                        dashboard
  • Finally (were asked earlier by users) we’ve added Localization to the website. Now it has English and Russian but with option to add more locales. It depends on available translations. Taking into account poker language specifics we would prefer to have human translation – not Google. If you are foreign native speaker and would like to help community with translation please contact us feedback@pokerwarmup.com.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 locale
  • Registration and Sign In forms now simpler and easier to use.

Don’t forget to keep Your Game Hot every session – Warm Up!!

Epic change on @Pokerstars with introduction of the “King of The Hill” on all HU stakes.

It was coming way too long… Now confirmed by Stars Support.  So now it’s surely time to study and keep updated both technical and mental aspects of the game for hundreds of HU poker players.

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Thank you for your email.
We can confirm that we have applied a cap on the number of heads up tables that can spawn for all stakes of NLHE and PLO ring games.
In effect this provides a King of The Hill system which should encourage players to play each other rather than blocking the tables waiting for weak opponents.
Please let us know if you have any question.
Regards,

Latifa
PokerStars Support

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And approximate number of tables.

I didn’t check but it looked right at first glance.

NL50 – 40 tables
NL100 – 40 tables
NL200 – 35
NL400 – 25
NL600 – 20
NL1k – 15
NL2K – 15

Some artwork and new friends

As our designer is currently unavailable, I’ve created a PokerWarmUp banner for the exchange program all by myself, using only MSPaint and couple of free online tools.

 

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The banner of our friendly App is here:

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I am sure many of PokerWarmUp users will find it useful like I did.

What better appreciation of your service can you receive in black & white ?!

great_workTranslation to other languages including Russian is the planned feature.

Dear users ! Please let us know if you are interested in helping us, yourself and speakers of your language to make this great Poker tool really available to everybody who is keen.

As for donations, for me personally the PokerWarmUp.com is in a way my own donation to her majesty Poker. For all the good changes she brought into my life.

But we will think about it 😉

Keep your Game hot, 

Keep Warming Up! 

Most simple and yet most common Technical leaks in Online Poker: #1

Based on Poker Warm Ups of almost 1,000 users in our database we decided to shed some light on the most common yet the most simple Technical Leaks in today’s Online Poker.

#1. Acting too quickly.
( Snap calling, instant checking, auto betting etc.)

Why this is wrong?  Often quick actions are influenced by emotions, not stone cold logic. You don’t give yourself a chance to analyze the current situation and make the most +EV decision. Also if it’s done unintentionally you are giving out too much information about your hand to an observant opponent. Patience is an important skill not only in Poker but in life overall.

Solution: Make a habit of clicking any button in online poker software mindfully, thought-through, taking up your time especially on later streets and bigger pots. I suggest minimum 3 seconds for pots  over 30bb and 6 seconds for pots over 50bb. How to turn that into a habit? Well, make this one of your “Short Term Goals” in your personalized PokerWarmUp. So that every time you go through your pre-session routine it pops up on the surface of you mind. And later during your session of poker diligently wait until some pot becomes big enough and you can finally take up your 3 seconds. Repetition is the key!

1leakAnother way I successfully employed over the years is to put a sticker on the frame of your display, right in front of your eyes with handwritten words “3 seconds Rule, 6 Seconds rule”.

No one is forcing you to act quickly, there is even a Time Bank for a big decision, so why not use this to your advantage and treat any decision with importance!

Keep your Game hot, Keep Warming Up!

Overplanning and following the plan.

Over the years I became very good at planning. I have my plans hand written in a notepad and on  whiteboard in my bedroom. Online, I keep and update my plans in Asana and Simpleology. I have a text file on my Windows desktop called TODO.

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And I also have several mind maps reflecting my plans on what I think has to be done to achieve my dreams. And it helps to some extent, but not nearly as much as I think it should help. It helps to have a plan that’s for sure, but much more important to follow the plan and actually DO something to make this plan real.  Even when I begin something with absolutely no planning, the plan will be created on the fly, that has been checked many times, and not so often something really bad happened because of lack of planning.

Now, In regards to PokerWarmUp: we have a huge road map on how to improve the service and Starting from today I will be spending minimum 30 minutes a day to put this into action.

And I publicly commit myself to the daily reporting of the outcome for the next 30 days.