Why Keeping a Daily Poker Journal is a Great Habit

If you are a Poker player, a journal can help you document your playing experiences that you never want to forget. Keeping a record of your gaming sessions is a great way of tracking your growth as a player.

Poker is a game of decision making. In order to ensure making the right move at the right time, it is important to have the knowledge of your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. In a journal, you can note down the details you collect with your observation of your opponent’s habits and tendencies, and behavior patterns. Writing helps you memorize the information and develop the perfect strategy accordingly to beat your opponents in the game. If you are a beginner, you can learn the basics of the games such as Poker ranking rules, betting actions, table etiquette, positions, bluffing techniques, etc by reading and writing blogs, articles, and other players’ journals.

There are lots of great benefits to keeping a journal. Here are some of the things that you can keep a record of in your diary/journal-

  • The number of opponents on the table
  • The total number of hands you won and lost.
  • Your opponent’s behavior (how often he raises, how often he bluffs, which starting hands he prefers playing with and which hands he folds, etc)
  • Modifications you made in your strategy and playing techniques according to the situation at the game table.

It doesn’t matter whether you write it in a notebook or create online notes, a journal offers lots of mental and emotional benefits. Even if you play free online Poker games, journaling helps you learn how to pick out patterns in your opponents’ gameplay and recognize ‘spots’ you need to work on. Also, you can note down your thoughts and feelings when you face a bad beat or downswings. As you can express your emotions clearly when you write, a journal helps you clear your mind and elevate your mood. You can join the tables again with an improved focus to ensure paying your full attention in the game. Even writing about your accomplishments and achievements in the game helps you greatly whenever you feel down. When you look back over the things you did well at the tables, you feel confident with your skills and inspired to think ‘outside the box’ to get the desired results.

You can put your skills against your friends and family members at the private Poker table to get some awesome ideas to record and implement in the game. Gaming sites like Adda52 provides players the option to create their own tables to play with friends and family members.

It is highly recommended to write about your long term goals in the game. The more clear you are in your mind about your objectives, the more easily you can brainstorm ideas to achieve them.

To become a better version of yourself as a player and reach the top of the game, it is important to develop the habit of regularly writing your experiences. Even gaming platforms often encourage players to keep a game diary to note down their mistakes, successes, and failures.

Play the wonderful game of Poker online to give your creativity an opportunity to flourish. It helps you reduce stress, hone your skills, and make good profits.

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Bhupendra Chahar
Bhupendra Chahar is an online Gamer who has a love for creativity and who enjoys experimenting with various trending topics. You Can follow him on Twitter @Bhupendrachahar and Quora - /Bhupendra-Chahar #Poker #Games #Politics #India

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