my brother had an interesting point when he talked about people hitting their peak in terms of playing poker.
he used the analogy to people pursueing other activities. for example, a person that has just started playing golf, takes all the lessons and plays everyday, will probably only get to a certain level, for whatever reason, they probably wont get any better. or take for example a person that plays basketball, whether they r limited by physical attributes or skill level, they most probably wont make it to college ball, or even pro ball.
the same goes with poker, some people, no matter how many books they read, how many hands they play, will probably never ever play high limit poker. my brother, not wanting to sound like im blowing smoke up his ass, imo, does really well, his pt stats dont lie, and i really believe that he can make something out of this poker thing. whereas, my other brother, has played for not so long, but has read books, and has played a lot of hands as well, but he is still languishing in the 25/50c nl games, he multis 4 tables, and has a tough time moving forward. he can pretty much crush the 10/25c games, but whenever he tries to make the move up that one step, he cant seem to bust through.
so tell me, is it becasue he has peaked, or its a mental thing??