re: Poker & The reason I`m not playing poker anymore
I have quit several times out of frustration, whether it be play or real, it is just something that happens. It depends on your attitude, when you play , how you play and what mood you are in when playing. If you are having a bad day and proceed to play you will enevitably lose more than win.
But in terms of just flat calling it quits, I have found that a majority of disgruntled players end up in what I call the "Delayed Boomerang Effect". Time will flitter by and you will find the need to play again and just blow it all off as bad luck and then simply return with a different set of priorities, game plans, money management, and even go as far as changing your game style.
It helps tremendously to read up, follow good examples, and look closely at what the experts are doing and try to use their ideas and incorporate your own playing style that mimicks winning strategies. Poker is a thinking game, and although luck does enter into the picture, it is important to push the envelope when the opportunity arises. I find playing limit is boring, but it is an excellent tool to learn patience, strategy, observe other players and see what they do, and also get into a winning attitude regardless of what you get in a hand. All hands are good, depending on the flop and what you are willing to do to convince other players you have the best hand when in fact you have rags deluxe.
Never give up, be patient, study, learn, improvise and be flexible and there is hope. I am learning the same thing and I am certainly no expert, but I work on my game, I don't simply wait for luck to carry me through the process.
Hope that helps. Common sense is the key. Don't overplay your hand, and change your style if other players see what you are doing, and bluffing
is sometimes a good tool if you know how.
Thanks to all my friends In CC and I will be looking at your ideas and concepts to winning and not focusing so much on the money, but having a Consistent Game that leads to some success.
Have a great Day all.