re: Poker & Any point of putting hours in when your running awful?
Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
Past events have no effect upon future events. Therefore even though you may have ran bad for the last 100K hands, there is no reason to assume that you will run best on the next hand.
So the fact you have ran bad should have no bearing on your decision to continue playing.
This is very true.
However, you will find you have stages that you feel your hands are getting turned over in every pot you enter where you are favorite.
Maybe it's all psychological and when you hit a bad beat, it plays on your mind and then any other beat maybe 100 hands later you feel like it's every hand.
If however it's emotionally crushing you then there is no harm in stopping in for a while, probably best if you are prone like many other people to tilt and play a different game to how you usually play and this will make you feel like you're suggering bad beat after another when in fact it's probably you are widing your range without knowing so getting involved in pots you shouldn't be, thus losing more pots than normal so people think of it as running bad.