Can you share your experiences with me? It's so sick I've been on a downswing for just 3 days but dropped already 9 buyins at my stakes level...must admit that there was bad play involved too but I'm still running under EV...never had this before and don't know what to do lol
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 32 (M)
After so many losing sessions you definately need to take couple of days off poker for sure, most probably you are now on tilt and you'll continue to lose most probably if you coontinue to play.
After couple of days, when you think you are prepared to start playing again you must start by reading some strategy articles and also watch some instructional poker videos, or sessions evaluations, they really helped me out in my case, so this is a recommandation for sure
Any yes, if you can play other poker games, for example pot limit omaha or 7 card stud or horse it can also help if you start to play another game for a period of time, so it could work too
Posted by shoveandtilt: when it gets like that you've gotta change it up i suppose. what you playing on now doz??
started back at full tilt did a few weeks ago cashes out , then went out my bankroll and got my assz tanned always the same when ive had a drink get too cocky for my own good but i did make a profit ive just started today on the ipoker network william hill first tourney today am on final table still getting the bad beats kings beaten twice but at least am playing ok
Joined: Jan '10
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
sounds like a standard crazy rollercoaster man, i like it william hill huh, didnt think too much of it but then again i never really played any mtt's only micro cash which was mind numbing lol. you got any spare $$'s left on ft you fancy shipping back bro?? no worries if not hombre keep us all updated on the final table, bink it!!!!!!
Joined: Oct '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 54 (M)
Hi HsH80. When I've had a bad downswing, I tend to give it a rest for awhile and concentrate on whether it is just my play. I would take a few days off and read a few strategy books and see if you decide to change your mind on your play or pick up a few changes on the way better for you.
well I'm down 11 and and a half BI's now...i made a dumbish donkey move because i moved from nl20 to nl50 but i just played "ONE" table...well after 2hours of (boring) break even play i was about to leave when i got dealt qq in early position...i raised and mr abc reg 3betted me i called to see the flop... well flop was like q-k-7 i just saw the queen und didn't even thought about what mr abc would held lol....after the continuation bet from mr abc i shoved it all in with a big smile...well after i've seen his hand (pocket kings) i insta puked at my stylish samsung all in one lcd lol that was some kind of finshing move for me i will take a long break and read at least 50 Poker Books or more and deinstall my holdem manager (don't wanna look at my awful graph anymore)
Joined: May '09
Age: 34 (M)
think would be a good idea to take a break and try to fix any leaks in your play. downswings can be pretty bad but many times bad play associated with them makes them worse. and dont go playing above your stakes when on a downswing, most of the times you just gonna end up donating money
Joined: Feb '11
Age: 36 (M)
I definitely agree with the guys above. When you're on a downswing, especially when you start to feel it's a big one, you really, really, need to take a break. You'll either be playing to tight (afraid of losing more) or to aggro (trying to recoup losses). Unless you're iron willed, take a couple days off and try not to even think about it. Come back refreshed and kick butt.