Originally Posted by fugitive67
finally, let's face it ... you needed the money ... you had to be disciplined ... now you're making money and poker is more for fun and less for needed $$$
Some good answers that all play into it - but I'm guessing the above.
My big turn around was when I had to win or quit entirely. I tightened up considerably. When my bank roll got back up there into a comfort zone I started loosening up - not by conscious decision, it just started creeping in. I had a downswing/flatline in my chart. Started asking myself (and be sure to ask yourself), "Would I have played that hand a couple months ago?" The answer was a resounding NO. I was going back to the dark side - dabbling with and hoping to hit hands. I got back on board the "Be Smart" program and my chart started swinging up again.
A lot of it was as simple as hand selection.