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I have attached a snap of around 30ks worth of 2NL Full Ring Zoom hands. I had never played Zoom before starting this. It covers
I have attached a snap of around 30ks worth of 2NL Full Ring Zoom hands. I had never played Zoom before starting this. It covers around 5 Days worth of play.
From actual play I can feel myself improving drastically. I'm identifying situations alot easier, and can feel my most flop game coming along leaps and bounds. I want to use the stats to improve though.
Is there much I can take away from the graph? This is the first time I've got a sample size of anything (marginally) reasonable. It's not the 10,000,000,000 hands you need for a small sample size, but is there any indication of the level I'm playing at here, or gaping leaks that jump out when you see the data?More importantly, can I use anything here to read/learn from it myself in future?
Or, is it just all variance based, and I could be playing stellar poker and just have some good ol randomness thrown in?
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It looks to me like you might suffer from what I call anti-tilt. Tilt is when you get a bad beat and it causes you to change your game and make bad decisions out of anger and frustration. Anti-tilt is when you win some big hands and get a rush of adrenaline. That rush of adrenaline can cause you to alter your game more than anger because it makes you believe you can do no wrong. You start raising when you shouldn’t, calling down when you shouldn’t, thinking you’ll just definitely hit the next card, etc. The reason anti-tilt is so bad is because once you start losing again, you go back into normal tilt and your game just plummets from there. And to make it even worse, unlike Tilt, Anti-tilt can last across multiple sessions. Have you ever had an amazing session, went to bed and woke up in the middle of the night just rearing to go get back on the tables? That’s the addictive nature of adrenaline, wanting to get the high back as soon as possible. Be careful when playing on anti-tilt, it is very dangerous. The next time you have a really good upswing, calm down. Be aware that your amped up feelings can get you into big trouble. And try not to fall into the trap of an adrenaline fueled anti-tilt session.
January 31st, 2018, 3:33 AM
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Originally Posted by JonathanAReth
It looks to me like you might suffer from what I call anti-tilt.
Thank you sir, I had not seen it in this way before. Thinking back to the hands that stung the most, I remember calling and then finding out the correct decision was to throw the cards down, stand up and run away screaming. I figured I was just making terrible calls due to poor experience, but it's almost a given that it was due to "anti-tilt"
I try not to let the events of the game sway my mentality too much, but I'll admit to never even considering keeping the positive mentality in check.
I now have something big to work on. Cheers.
January 31st, 2018, 4:48 AM
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Nice answer, you are right you have to keep a balance between losing and winning in that way you can take good decisions at the table.