Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
You're never in a downswing. The cards have no memory. The last 1 / 10 / 100 / 1000 hands you've played mean nothing to the next hand.
The problem for a lot of people who have recently run bad is that they start to change their game (ie play bad) because they think they're "in a downswing". This, of course, prolongs the downswing.
So if you know there is no such thing as "running bad" or being "in a downswing" you can only focus on the next hand and your play is more likely to be unaffected.
You're being too pernickety with what I said. If a 100m runner says he's running badly, it doesnt mean at that exact moment he is on the track running or that his next run will be bad aswell.
Therefore, when I say I am in a downswing or 'running badly', it doesnt mean that my luck will continue like that. Just that recently thats how the cards have gone. So in effect you are arguing against my English as opposed to my poker mentality.
My question is just what do you do when you (are in) HAVE HAD a downswing?
Originally Posted by dooydoo
-Re-examine your biggest losses and see if you made mistakes.
-compare your HEM stats from before your dw to your current stats and see if youre doing something differently. Maybe youre cold calling more or calling 3b more and bleeding money etc
- Have someone with fresh eyes look at your stats and big hands
- take some time off
- move down in stakes and hopefully win and build up more confidence
Thanks for the reply this is what I was looking for.