The worst is i know i am doing wrong...but i still do it
over the last 48 hrs i have profited by 160 dollars playing at pokerstars
, including the second place at the cardchat tourney. However i have noticed that i play bad strategy even though i know that i should not. The main problems:-
1) I do take it personally when i lose chips to a player who i know is a
calling station but keeps winning..result..he gets all the rest of my chips as i become a calling station against him myself
2) I just know that this guy has the nut flush on the river . beating either my two pair or prile on the flop...but i still go all in to see him
3) I know I'm being outplayed by at least one player on the table...but pride stops me from hitting the leave the table button...result..he wins all my chips.
4) And this is the worst play of all in poker ever..i have just lost a hard earned profit in a game...so i go up the the stake ladder instead of down..i lose again so i go up again instead of down....end result...deposit lost...wife starts telling me off for swearing at the computer...i vow never to play online poker again as it is fixed(deep down i know its not but hey its way deep at this point).
the problem here is the mindset...you can see all the mistakes but you ignore everything you read and learn at the time...how do you fix this problem folks?.....is this the real difference between a pro player or a full time online poker grinder, and the likes of myself?...information can only help if you act on it.....
If you are thinking of replying to this...just stop and think real hard to see if this might be you yourself....It might also be a male thing...the female mind is something else altogether and this might not apply....and if someone really does have the answer...ill get them publishing rights and we can make a fortune with the book