Since Hollywood Casino Columbus opened in late 2012, I have played a decent amount of full ring cash games and multi-table tournaments. When I’m not playing poker, I enjoy reading about it in an effort to improve my game. One of my favorite poker authors is Bart Hanson. His writing, podcasts and videos are a big reason why I have steadily improved at $2/5 NL and they are one of my favorite tools.
Another tool I often use as I study the game is the voice memo recorder on my iPhone 5. I use this app to dictate hands that I will later study and sometimes write about. Studying these hands, as well as studying as many hands I can read about online (or view in a video), is a big part of improving. Not unlike 180 man SnGs (sigh, Poker Stars), there are patterns that develop in full ring cash games, and being able to pick up on these patterns is a very important part of beating the game. Reviewing and studying these hands helps me to pick up on many things, with patterns being one of them.
I have a decent amount of hands built up at this point and I look forward to posting them here soon (and tweeting them to @CardPlayerMedia for inclusion in Cardplayer Magazine).