This is a discussion on difficulties within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; How are you?
Do you have any difficulties in poker? still not profitable? tell us which.:confused::confused::confused:
Thank you for your interest.
If everything in poker was that simple, nobody would care. Poker is interesting for its complexity and variety of thinking.
I am studying and I think I can achieve positive results.
I don't have much difficulty in poker, my problem is related to sports betting, after I struggle in poker to win some money, I lose in sports betting in 2 days, I ended up in a situation where I am no longer attracted to watching football matches if I don't place a bet! I will definitely get over it but now I suffer a little because I don't have money in my PS account anymore !!
I think my biggest problem is knowing when to stop playing. If I'm making money I continue thinking I'm on a good beat (until I'm not), and when I'm in a bad beat I keep pushing to make up for the money lost. Either way is bad and I honestly have difficulties on this.
The difficulty in poker is the uncertainty. You never know what's going to happen. And the results don't really give you any immediate feedback as to whether your decisions were best. You win some times and you lose some times. You don't really know which is happening more often until after some time. And then you may not know why. What worked in one place doesn't work in another because the players are playing different. The differences can be subtle yet your play goes from +EV to -EV.
My issue is a lack of playing time. I know I'm a winning player at the lower stakes but when I'm only playing a couple of tournaments a week a downing swing can last a month and that's pretty demoralising when you're tracking your results.
I have to learn to view it in terms of games played, rather than weeks or months, but that's sometimes easier said than done.
It's not the outcome of the hand that's important; it's how you got there that defines whether you played it well or not.
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