You've known for years that this day would come, that there might be some kind of shift in public policy that would make it more difficult for online poker and/or the games would become harder as poker's popularity wears off. I'm not that religious, but it seems to me that it's kind of like how some people think about the Rapture. People who get it prepare and move on. People who don't get left behind. Where are you? Oh, I see.
I don't have Omaha Tracker yet, but the stats at the NL tables said there were lots and lots of terrible players playing. I'm totally going to have to get the OTracker.
Yesterday also was a day of completing subscriptions -- I signed onto cardrunners.com, something that I highly recommend. Mark said watching the videos of instructor Taylor Caby and others really improved his game.
Watching only a few videos so far have really helped. The videos allow you to railbird a pro as he tackles a cash game or tournament. All the while he's telling you what he's thinking and what he's thinking his opponents have.
I felt like I really liked his advice so far in shorthanded NL tables, regarding preflop raises and being aggressive by raising preflop instead of just calling when you're jumping in. What's helped me so far is by talking about your hand as Caby does it, it allows you to analyze whether you are ahead, and if you are ahead, why are you going to talk yourself into folding?
It helped last night at Matt's mixed game. Sham inexplicably pushed all in with J3s preflop and I called him from the button with KJs. We both caught a J on the river and he was knocked out when he was outkicked.
I also decided to resubscribe to Card Player and Bluff magazines. I think Bluff has gotten much better regarding content recently and even has Caby as one of its writers. I go back and forth with Card Player but generally decided I like having it around than not.