Originally Posted by marcusthorton259
How long can variance run for? I've been playing no limit hold em at the casinos on the 1/3 no limit tables and haven't been able to had a winning day in a while now. Probably down around $2300 due to the recent losses I've had in the last 1-2 months.
I play a very tight strategy pre flop and I also play very much based on position and only raise with good hands pre flop and play extremely aggressively once I do hit. I have had some ridiculous things beat me such as flopping a straight against a pair and the guy goes on to turn/river for a full house and other ridiculous beats. What's your advice?
In theory, it can run forever, albeit, unlikely.
I think for you, the biggest thing you can change is your psychological approach. Because you are posting a thread like this, you are obviously frustrated.
As you state, you say you "only" raise with good hands (in my opinion, I think this is a leak in your game but that's for a different thread). The problem might be that when you raise with AA, you are "expecting" to win. And you do.. precisely 4/5 times. But because you are "expecting" to win (aka win 100%) that 20% failure rate is going to suck that much more.
Change your view on things. Play the same style but expect your opponent to win. Might make losing easier. And make your future decisions better.