This is a discussion on Patience within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I find that my greatest drawback to my poker game is patience. I can often sit at a table for hours steadily making money, but
I find that my greatest drawback to my poker game is patience. I can often sit at a table for hours steadily making money, but then out of the blue I become hyper and bored with folding hand after hand waiting for good starters. This starts with just loosening up a little bit then often escalates into chasing hands for the instant gratification factor, and eventually I leave the table broke in a flurry. Not so much tilt as many would classify it, more or less it's in my nature to try for the thrill of the quick big score and I constantly struggle to suppress it. Often times when I've done my best playing is when I run a casino simultaneously and bet low limits on a slot to take the sting of my personality out of the pokerr game, but that often also leads to spending much more than I would have liked to, but in general I only spend what I can afford and it's my favorite form of entertainment and at the end of the day I never feel too lousy for what I've lost.
11th May 2009, 3:43 PM
Well you have come to the right place, Im sure you will find more posts as to what to do in this situation here, what I do and I suggest to you is to open CardsChat and read posts or post some hands in the Hand Analysis forum in between hands, that way when it is your turn and you fold all you do then is read or post here at CardsChat instead of spewing cash to your opponents, your poker table should automatically jump to the front when it is your turn.
Good luck and give it a try.
lol I do that same thing! When I feel this start happening to me I get up and leave. This has saved quite a bit of money for me.
11th May 2009, 7:21 PM
I know what you mean. Patience is so important but it can be so hard to keep it up for hours on end sometimes.
Being a Momma for over 20 years, I have learned how to be very patient most of the time. But every once in a while I will just lose it!
Maybe someone will do something at a table to rile me up or maybe it's getting close to dinner time and I really should be in the kitchen cooking. So there have been those times where within a hand or two I have completely donked off all my chips after being so patient for so long. It can be hard to maintain that patience for sure, but I feel it is one of the most important skills you can develop for your poker game.
Playing too many hands is one of the most frequent mistakes that I see at the tables.