Joined: Jan '13
Age: 51 (F)
i see that fulltilt seems really a suspicious pokersite,i tried and test playin 1.40 on rush poker all i have to do is wait premium hands guess what 100 hands all craps hands.my best hand was kq off chips left was .75 and i need it double up all in to recover, somebody like scam player call k6off?????what is that?????scam player winssss
Joined: Feb '11
Age: 25 (M)
Entertaining thread I must say.
Now on a serious note: it appears to me that you didn't understand the mathematical concept of variance yet. Looking at every SNG individually will bring you nothing but frustration playing. You described about a handful SNGs in this thread. That's literarly nothing. Phil Ivey could bust 5 micro SNGs in a row out of money just as likely as that a lucky idiot wins 3 of them (well, not as likely, but you get what I mean). If you are down money after about 1000 SNGs, that's when you can start raging, but then on the other hand if you are down over 1000 SNGs there's a chance you're simply not good enough. Before that mark everything can happen. When I used to grind $15 18 player SNGs I played about 100 SNGs most days, and I had swings of up to $1K per day solely playing them (both up and down).
Shortterm variance can be really hard to accept, but it's the part of poker most people fail at (in terms of their mindset). Just keep grinding as usual and the results will come. If they never come then it's you to blame, not the site.
supertight, thats like my everyday routine. only that every now and then I actually get Premium Hands. Only that they get cracked by somebody with Q-5 suited not even by a Flush but by trips or streets. They see you are super tight, and then they decide to call (not even openraise, NOO.. CALL!) with crap. Same on the Flop when you flopped almost nuts, they will call you with every draw like they already know they will hit it anyway. And I don't see it against me, there are like 2-3 players who do it all the time and seem to hit every hand, every time, since they play almost every hand.
These player either bust out each other or stack up on tight players who get sucked out almost always (speaking sit-n-gos) - which is why I at least make it to the last 5 like every time, but as short stack.
But one good thing happened: I played 1 hour cash game 4 tables for sit-n-gos, just for fun at low stakes 01/02. Any 2 all-in donk sat there. won with overpairs all-in and 2 overcards all-in. only like 2-3 dollars, but at least. Wish I would hit (or villain don't) at actual games, where it matters more...
------------ To the last one: thats the reason why I keep playing and won't tilt. Only thing I learned is NEVER TILT, NO MATTER WHAT! Just keep playing. I really do, I could smash walls, but it won't affect my Pokerplay, I won't start gambling at the tables.
I hope this swing will stop.
BTW: Since I'm done with school I have nothing to do, and besides playing basketball I literally do nothing more then Bball and Poker (decided to teach myself better Poker) ... (and bball...)
so I play like 6-10 hours (depends on how much I spend training). And I play like 4 sit-n-gos in a little more then an hour, when I get busted I start a new one. So 4,5 per hour?!
Anyway, I hope the more I play, the earlier the downswing has to stop right?... RIGHT?!
BY THE WAY: I hope at some point I will experience a huge upswing like this. Cracking Aces on regular basis, hitting every draw and every Flop for weeks.
Edited by LebronHEAT (Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 11:34 GMT)
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 35 (M)
I also often get the impression, that there seems to be a trend that the non favorite hand is winning most of the times. But usually it is just a bad run. Things like that happen in Poker all the time. There is no guarantee.
Joined: Aug '14
Age: 37 (M)
I am so happy. The day before yesterday I was playing the daily VIPoker league (only Germany) on Pookerstaars, as always. And this time I got my first victory, which means 20 points. At that moment I loved Poker.
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 52 (M)
Actor Mark Wahlberg may play a badass table game maestro in his new film "The Gambler", but the Hollywood star himself seems to possess alarmingly little knowledge about the real gambling world. In a recent interview with USA Today geared toward promoting the soon-to-be released film, reporter Donna Freydkin begins by exclaiming that she'll be playing poker with Wahlberg, but the only game the pair end up playing during the short video is actually, definitely blackjack.
Joined: Feb '11
Age: 25 (M)
Posted by Sorin888: Actor Mark Wahlberg may play a badass table game maestro in his new film "The Gambler", but the Hollywood star himself seems to possess alarmingly little knowledge about the real gambling world. In a recent interview with USA Today geared toward promoting the soon-to-be released film, reporter Donna Freydkin begins by exclaiming that she'll be playing poker with Wahlberg, but the only game the pair end up playing during the short video is actually, definitely blackjack.