Hows your attitude during losing streaks?

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Posted on Oct 12th 2006  -  Subject: Hows your attitude during losing streaks?
we all have 'em....no one likes them. Ive noticed that I have came to except them and it dont bother me anymore. I know it will pass. I couldnt win to save my soul last week but as always the cards started to come again. I remember 6 months ago going on tilt for 2 weeks ....stompin' and hollarin' "ONLINE IS RIGGED"... Im glad im growing as a player...Just thought I'd hear all a Ya'lls thoughts....
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Yeah, best strategy is to ride it out and know that if you're playing properly, your winning streak will out profit your current losing streak. Losing is a part of winning, in the longterm ;)
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When the peaks are peaking you feel like the world is your oyster. When the valley runs deep and you can't seem to scale the sides, then it's like the world is conspiring to hold you down. As I have been up and down more than a YoYo the last couple months, I currently find myself on the bad side of the streak. I have taken a few days off. I have gone back to the texts and looked for mistakes. I've looked at my charts, reviewed hands I have saved, and tracked my MTT finishes. I figured maybe it's something I'm doing wrong. I start focusing on what I am doing and realize I'm using sound strategy and approach, my hands just aren't holding up. EVER! It has to pass eventually, so to avoid creating bad habits, I have just basically rolled up the sleeves and rolled with the punches. Taking my beats, losing money here and there, and feeling like a whipped dog leaving middle and bubble stages in MTTS. This is the stuff that happens. If there is truth to variance and on-line poker isn't set-up with action hands then it should change. As I've started to play less on-line and more live lately, I am having a hard time with all of the arguments about the randomness of on-line games. Yes ,Yes ,I know the volume of hands and blah blah blah. I've read all that stuff too. I know the site isn't out to get any one particular player and blah blah blah. They do like to get the rakes, and if there is a solid hand in 2 or 3 players hand every hand in play those rakes tend to get bigger everyhand. Don't They? As you can see I am human, and I get angry. I have stayed in the angry too long before. I'm starting to feel like I've stayed in the angry too long right now. I'm getting a beer.
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I find I'm usually quite negative towards the game of poker when every hand gets run over continually. my confidence in any hand holding up goes out the window, when this hapens I take a break for a day or two to get the mojo back. cheers..jeff
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when I normally have a lot of bad beats and keep losing I keep playing more and moe agressive and play higher stakes which probably isn't that smart to do
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I am new at Poker. Jeff seem said a good one.. take a pause could be good ) Also go play Real game with friend.
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Some players have a hard time not playing for a couple days, but that's usually the way to go.
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I rarely take the take a break approach. As long as I'm 36 all ins into another "46 all ins in a row lost to inferior hands streak" I just drop to bottom limits and wait it out. I said 46 because that is longest I've kept track of, almost lost my bankroll over that week. I took the month break once still was in the streak when returned. Just kept at it on lower limits and now I'm back and probably a tad better than normal this week. Running 6 out of 8 mtt's moneyed 3 of them 1sts. I usually stop playing FR's during my bad streaks as the play is so atrocious there is no way to judge your play or luck on them. I have spent 4 days with a bankroll below 7$ in the last year but never made a deposit this year, withdraws about 7-8k total this year. See what works for you, take a break then when come back start at lower limit and see how the cards treating you.
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Losing is part of the game. Try to be calm in the losing streaks is the best way, because this is poker! But if you are losing in the long run many times, the problem can be your game.
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In my earlier days I used to have huge swings when I went on tilt. The longer you play you just realize it's part of the game, and if you want to be a winning player you must learn to cool down, and just not let it bother you at all. You must look at things in long term results instead of short term.
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ive been getting to about 100 place in tournements
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but as each game passes,im slowly getting there
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Posted on Oct 13th 2006
so hopefully by next week i should be winning some real cash
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I tend to use a losing streak as an opportunity to re-examine my game. If I can see any obvious flaws I'll look to reasons why they've been creeping in, if I can't then - well, that hasn't happened yet. As an aside, for th eposter who suggested that the big hands only happen online to generate extra rake, I would like to present this little beauty which is unfortunately not my own work.
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I tend to use a losing streak as an opportunity to re-examine my game. If I can see any obvious flaws I'll look to reasons why they've been creeping in, if I can't then - well, that hasn't happened yet. As an aside, for th eposter who suggested that the big hands only happen online to generate extra rake, I would like to present this little beauty which is unfortunately not my own work. I wasn't saying that big hands only happen online just to generate rake. I have seen huge hands in casino play , cardrooms, and even in my own home games. I wasn't saying on-line poker is rigged. I must have failed to express my thought. As I lead the statement with "as I am playing more live than on-line" I meant that the randomness of on-line poker ( in my current losing streak and state of mind) is questionable to me. As the avereage winning hand in poker is 2 pair, it just strikes me odd that so often straights lose to flushes, 3 of a kind is doused by a straight, 2 pair is crushed by a set, and a full house beats a flush and a straight same hand........in a 4 hand series. Not once. Not Twice. Three seperate times on two different sites. That has happened more than one day in a week. I know cards run bad. I know sh!t happens. When you get mad, you get mad. When I start to question the legitimacy of the game , I request a hand history from the site. It usually confirms the sites claims of randomness and fairness.......but it also has that 4 hand streak where I took a beating....How to combat that is an issue. I'm working on it. I don't want to quit on-line poker altogether. I just don't experience taht live. So while the people who want to defend on-line poker entirely, go ahead. I don't really care to argue it. I get mad when the beats never seemingly never cease. I get over it. When I look for answers as to why it happens, I sometimes run across some questionable looking scenarios. I get over it. I go back and play. Who knows maybe this month will be a peak. I finished 20th out of 550 in an MTT last night against a field where the majority of the field were experienced players. One bad beat late having AA get cracked by 88, cost me the final table. Simultaneously I was in another MTT at another site and finished 35 out of 680 where the top 25 all won the same prize. The only thing that kept me from there is when an open end draw filled it's straight on the river when I raised preflop with AK. I was called by a Q-10 out of position. The flop came 3-K-J rainbow. He checked I went all in. He called. The turn was a blank the river a 9. That 9 doesn't hit I'm in the top ten. The 9 hit so I'm out 10 spots from the pay. I don't suck. I can play this game. It's just a bad streak.
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