Joined: Dec '07
Age: 37 (M)
Yes I've had several downswings one worse than the other. Sadly this is totally normal in poker and yes when you are hit by negative variance it feels like someone pushed a go broke mobster button. My best advice would be to take a couple off days off poker. Play happy and win play play negative and lose....you pick 1
Posted by klosar22: I lost almost 1000$ this week.. Mainly due to bad beats. 3outers, 2outers even 1outers..
--------- Damn, that is one hell of a hit to a bankroll. What stakes are you playing that you take a hit like that in a week? Def. slow down and take a break. Or if you play on another poker room go play elsewhere, sit at a low stake table and just play to have fun if you don't want to take a break from playing. Then go back and see if your luck changes. I know the feeling on those 3,2,1 outers, it sucks but it happens. Good luck
Joined: May '08
Age: 50 (M)
Well, having the same right now for a week, sometin like $1,000 down, its my biggest downswing ever. Luckily i have a pretty heallthy bankroll so its a small part off it but still its pretty bad when so many flips flip at the wrong side Anayway i am convident my luck will turn and Misses Variance givs me sometin back So for me, i just keep on playing cos it doesnt affect my poker.
Ouch! Thats pretty bad but i can tell you we've all been hit by variance before and in the past its crushed my bankroll (esp when i carried on playing on tilt & refused to move to lower stakes ) Ive learnt the trick is to avoid tilt & move down stakes as soon as you start feeling frustrated, or even stop playing, take a break & do something else for a couple of hours/days & then when you start, again begin from a lower stake, so that when the variance does hit you, you dont end up tilting off more than another 60% of your BR!! Btw, are you using a HUD?
Joined: Aug '09
Age: 34 (M)
1k wow. For what you say is more than half of your bankroll. You should go 1 level down if you don't want to bankrupt. I would recommend that you keep pllaying if you think this down has not modified your game. The only way to beat variance is playing more and more making always the rights decision.
Joined: Jan '09
Location: New Zealand
Age: 32 (M)
If you lost more than half of your bankroll its most likely variance + bad play (spew). prehaps you should move down a limit or 2 and start winning from there again before you move up. I still play nl10 from time to time even though my bankroll is over 1k. Makes it easier for me to move down when i hit a downswing. Don't let ego get in the way of playing your A game in poker. Let it go and move down a limit