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How can I tell if i am just in a downswing or just playing bad. I have lost the last 62 45man and 90man 25c SNG's. I havent played a ton around 100 games which isn't a ton but i'm just wondering how to tell.
If you have software which keeps archive and database of your hand history it is very useful to review key hands when you are free and with calm mind to see if you played correctly or not. I use holdem manager and usually mark such hands during playback for further review later.
It is easy to tell if you play bad or have bad luck. You have to be familiar with poker theory and know the odds.
Use poker calculator to see if you played according to pot odds or if you were having a bad luck.
You're playing bad when you made many mistakes such as playing too aggressively, bluffing against call station opponents, calling when you don't enough odd to call, ... If you play well and rarely make mistakes, but you still lose in many games. That's the downswing.
Downswing is when you lose a lot of hands in a row being a big favorite, when opponents get their two outs, they collect a backdoor flush, your monsters lose to random cards and it all happens one after the other.
But remember that if you go all in on the preflop even being the favorite every time and get knocked out of the tournament, it is not only a downswing, but also a bad game. Try not to take too many risks. A big chance of winning doesn't mean winning in this particular case.
Downswing is normal in poker, even the best players in the world have bad streaks and lose money.
You have to evaluate your game, and see if you are playing badly, and that is why you are losing, or you are only on a bad streak, and if you play well and make the best decisions, sooner or later you will come out of that downsing.
Hi, I advise you to study in detail as many of your games as possible (it is advisable to record games in order to better see your mistakes and correct them in the future). And yes, “recession” is personal, I think it’s absolutely normal (for example, I win (get in the prizes) a maximum of 1 tournament per day, and then in all subsequent tournaments I have defeats and defeats. And then again victories .
I dont think about Iplay bad or well ,when I am tired or have not much time or I play too much on a day ,I call too much and make too many bluffs ,so I think I play bad ,when I call which the better hand and loose I have no luck