re: Poker & No excuse for playing bad poker
Originally Posted by smidjet
ok so i walk in and my dad is looking at hand histories on the computer which i found strange since he wont play olp anymore. he looks up and gives me an ugly face and starts calling off hands such as 47o and 7jo and a few others. I said what are you talking about? It seems he was in my hand history and noticing some of the hands i donked off with. I laughed and started with my excuses , however he did not laugh with me and simply said there is NO EXCUSE FOR PLAYING BAD POKER. He then told me if i am not willing to play my best , weather its a freeroll on line or a big buy at the poker room, i should not play at all.Bad playing creates bad habits and bad habits turn into bad players. He as usual is right and reflecting i can remember sitting at the poker table recently thinking to myself , why did i do that. This may be the reason. So my A game is what i will bring from here out ,or i will not play.
i agree with your father, problem is that is not easy to leave bad habits,
it happens that you want to play tight, 20 hands laters you havenīt yet dealt a good hand (A with a good kicker or a pair or sited connectors), you start to despair, and you see the board and notice that you were winning a bunch of hands if played, and worse than that you see some fishes winning and increasing their stack, and worse yet, you see some ugly players that you know their chips are waiting for somebody to just take them but you donīt et strong hands, and then you se a board full of 7 and 4 and next hand you see a board full of spades, and next you are dealt 7-4 both spades, and you think, thatīs it, now is my turn to get chips, and you enter and surprise is a 4 in the flop, now you start defending your four and start losing chips, and thatīs the way it happens to me once and again, and then comes the tilt
but at the end your father is totally right, stick to good poker or leave ( i scold to myself every night after a failed session)