Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
I would say the same. There is no such thing as being on a bad run / cold streak / downswing.
Eh? What do you determine this common factor though? I don't understand that. Many of times you have a session on pick up best cards and are in front all the way and get out drawn on the turn and river many hands in a session and lose a fair few buy-ins, isn't that classed as being on a badrun/downswing etc?
Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
Agreed, there is no such thing as a cold streak / downswing etc.
The terms cold streak / downswing are applied retrospectively for periods of time where hero is delt bad cards / gets outdrawn a lot / hits top of villians range.
Like Billy I don't understand what you mean. Is this in context to his actual question or thought? I thought it's very common to have hot and cold spells of either
A: Out drawing everyone on nearly every hand and winning buy in after buy in or
B: Aces,Kings and current favorite hands all the way down to the turn or river and being outdrawn and you class this as a bad run cold spell when it happens in a session time after time and as opposed to A, you lose buy ins.
If you're losing hand after hand in a session when getting the money in good then this is surely classed as a bad run/cold spell and down swing isn't it?
I do agree though that previous events/hands have no bearing what so ever on the next hand you lose to being sucked out on etc I'm just confused as to what you mean as bad run/downswing's and there is nothing that exists in that format. I just think it's a bad day and just one of those days..