re: Poker & Discipline in Poker
Originally Posted by individualequal
Hi again CC community. Haven't been on in a while, mainly due to settling into University and not playing much poker.
I believe I have a problem, where I deposit a certain amount of money on a poker site and just get the urge to whack it all on a HU PLO cash table. I know the simple advice would be 'play within your bankroll' or similar, however I don't get the same enthusiasm for the micro stakes as I do with the proper money cash games.
I have fairly decent stats in tournaments and am quite aware this is the way forward, however, it requires a lot of free time sometimes and the long dry spells can be frustrating.
Maybe I wasn't cut out for poker, or maybe someone on here could give some tips on how to control myself? Are there any sites where micro tournaments don't get 1000s of entrants that are worth playing on?
They say in poker, the value of money goes away.. People get the wrong idea from this is that you can spend thousands and doesnt mean anything. It is actually you deposited on a site it isnt money anymore... it is chips.. even though you dont see it..
For example.. whatever the blinds are it doesnt money.
You get cards.. You like them... They say to raise 3x the Blind Blind..
flop comes... You like the flop so you are going to lead out with a bet. you bet 2/3 of the pot.
or some in front of you bets... then you decided to raise.. they say to raise the amount to (3X whatever they bet)
So on the above they dont say always at least bet $50 on the preflop.
So money doesnt matter except that you should buyin at 5% of your bankroll.
so the above is true so how you evalute your play. They say the hourly rate you should make in limit is 1X the Big Blind... And in No Limit they say you should earn an hourly rate of 5X the Big Blind.