Silver_nz   New Zealand. Mar 01 2012 06:20. Posts 5628
So, I've been watching a few LeggoPoker videos on Stroggs account (cause I am a too cheap to pay for it myself) And the Chess videos are amazing.
The coach, Curtains, is an international grandmaster who travels to alot of big live tournies in his quest to "not suck at the game" (even though he is already in top 100 in the world or something, heh).
He is very focused on making the correct play, and thinking things through, and making the best play. Also he is hyperactive, reminds me a little of day. He was the guy who played Durrr for $50k in a chess game
He, somehow, makes exciting chess videos.
And its been helping me with poker, really getting me to re-evaluate my position in the a hand, and to figure out if I can do something like run a three barrel, or raise a river.
It's better than a poker training video. Rather than just doing what a video tells me, I am taking his approach/mindset and applying it to a HU match, and finding alot of creative lines to take.
Just talking in terms of kicking ass has made me more excited to play good poker.
Yep, thats it, having a bunch of new words to apply to compeditive situation has made me more focused at poker.
Phew, ok, I got that pinned down, blog is a sucess. thanks LP
Now you know where all the EV goes, that is right, straight into my account
Last edit: 01/03/2012 07:18
Spicy   United States. Mar 01 2012 09:32. Posts 1027
I used to watch his videos too
They actually got me interested in chess and helped me with my thought process for everything related to competitive games
Guy has a great mind and is so good at explaining things
funny to see that when playing bliz also GMs think like: "well i dunno... what the hell do i do now? shit, didn't see that move coming... oh hey i win now, nice"
K40Cheddar   United States. Mar 01 2012 11:00. Posts 2162
Greg Shahade is a very well known IM. Didn't know he was a poker player. Don't think he's a top 100 player worldwide, as there are many other GMs that are ranked higher. Regardless, he's still a beast. As a USCF member I get a subscription to a magazine called chess life. I'm pretty sure this guy is a consistent author of articles in the magazine. I haven't really analyzed any of his games but I know that he's pretty well known for his chess coaching/teaching. I like how he talks about the blitz game and he's like "Well don't know what to do here". Thats how I feel a lot when I play blitz lol.
idonklife   Sweden. Mar 01 2012 11:41. Posts 182