Originally Posted by KerouacsDog
lol. im on 13.5k hands this month, and thats a lot for me.
Which is why it's very important to recognize that this is very low volume and that 5k-10k hands is a *really* small sample size. Nothing at all surprising or out of ordinary about such a small swing.
My worst swing was -30BI over 50-60k hands or so several years ago at 50NL. I had been winning for a while and seeing my graph take off, then a combination of variance + complacency (not working on my game) + overconfidence + getting tilty when things starting going south conspired to send me to my doom.
Valuable lessons were learned, but it turned me off poker completely for months and when I returned it was to mostly SNGs and DONs at lower volumes (I used to 12-16 table FR, now I 6 table 6-max games or the occasional MTT). I will dabble in cash occasionally and have been planning a return now that I think I have most of my leaks plugged, but part of me is still gunshy from that whole experience. Although even with that bad of of swing, in terms of life earnings I'm way ahead despite the lack of volume I've put in for the last couple years, so that really helps to maintain perspective.