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  16-Mar-14, 18:11   #1
Card dead +1 

Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1277
I don't like clogging up the forum with b******t posts, but I have been running well over the last couple months in cash games and then yesterday BAM! - brick wall, couldn't hit a flop, couldn't bluff my way to winning a pot on any board and although I was card dead for some periods, I didn't get blanked.
I was having some PP and the usual Ax etc here and there, but when the flop isn't working out and on any table with 2+ calling stations, being a loose player meant I lost some money on the day.

It really taught me to reevaluate how I play on these tables when there are lots of C-stations.
Protecting blind= pointless
Reraising in position with medium holdings= pointless
Check raising= pointless
Continuation betting= pointless
Bet sizing= pointless

Essentially all the skills and tricks become useless and you have to revert to ABC poker. Sometimes it is easy to forget that an adjustment needs to be made even if you have been running well - always adjust to the table. It's easy to be arrogant and think your usual style will pay off.

  16-Mar-14, 22:33   #2

Joined: Feb '12
Location: Canada
Age: 56 (M)
Posts: 5654
Just a BAD day dude,...and they DO happen from time to time... And you know it's REALLY bad when the same thing happens on more than just the ONE site...!

You would think the bad luck would be confined to one site,...but it seems to be contagious for me... Smile No matter where you run,...the poker gods WILL find you... Big Smile

Go back to bed,...wake up at noon tomorrow,...and maybe it'll be a whole new thing...!!! Thumbs Up

  17-Mar-14, 09:41   #3
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5401
I think you are correct when you say that you must learn to adjust. Some days you can play perfect poker and nothing will go right for you. I would just call it a bad day and carry on doing what you were doing because it sounds like you are a good player

  17-Mar-14, 16:15   #4
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
Sounded indeed like a bad day, now be careful to tilt and do not go in that part because you'll start losing money...

Take couple of days off poker and then hit the tables again, a pause counts a lot from time to time Smile

Keep us posted with your evolution!

  17-Mar-14, 16:38   #5
Joined: May '13
Location: Mauritius
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 2659
Well you cannot do anything about that, as you cannot control what cards fall, but with a healthy bankroll and good mindset you would be able to ride it out. It will stop eventually and you might get the positive variance.

Take for example playing 4 tables zoom can get your 10bi in 1 hours play but you can still lose 10 bi in one hour, remembered it, such swings are hard to dealt with and if you have mindset problem do not play zoom as you have the chance of losing more when on tilt. Instead of say 6bi because of variance you might lose 12bi because of tilt.

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