Originally Posted by zachvac
I don't particularly like that approach because if I move down too far sometimes it makes me feel like I'm not playing with real money. I'll chase my draws way too much, because after all it's only another little bit. I can agree with dropping down one or possibly 2 levels, but don't go from playing $1/2 to playing $0.01/$0.02, when you're drawing to a gut shot and the opponent raises all-in to $1.20, how can you fold that? It's an easy fold when it's $120 at a $1/2 table. You get the point I think though.
I hear what you are saying, and since I am Not A Pro, nor a low/mid stakes $ player I cannot advise on the levels.
But I concur that dropping down to 0.01/0.02 stakes is not the way to fix your game, as you stated, 'Chasing' for $1.20.
But as there is one player on here who has posted a 1-Month attempt to recover his BR..september meltdown - weekly diary
there are factors, to consider. Those being..
- Stakes you are 'Comfortable' with
- Table Choice = Opponents that you are Good/Bad against (LAG,TAG)
- How bad you are Running & for How Long
- Try S&G's to 18 players max. or Shootouts.
- Limit your Play per day by 'X' # of Hrs. Max.
- take 1 whole day off to review Hand History
- Take 1 Whole day to do something Totally away from Poker
- Accept that some days the cards 'COLD'
- Play Less Hands and watch Opponents More
- Take More Notes
In the Blog Section there is some good stuff by F.Paulsson.
This Forum has good posts about TILT factors also
And BR Management
Goals & Aims
Build a Bankroll
Leaving a Poker Table
5 Thoughts that Could Cripple Your Stack
~Check these out, Hope this helps~
Good Luck on the cure! and at the Tables!