This is a discussion on Mental errors within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; How many mental errors do you guy or gals make in tournaments on average and how do you bounce back and get over it? Out
How many mental errors do you guy or gals make in tournaments on average and how do you bounce back and get over it? Out your mind back to grind!
4th June 2013, 10:13 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: hold em razz
Do you mean bad reads or bad calls or just plain errors like misreading the board? If you mean bad reads meh it happens. I can usually justify my bad calls as trying to send a message or just curiosity or being outplayed. I saw the best player in the world muck a winning hand because he misread it. It's hard to stay focused for hours at a time. IU get over it by not letting it bother me in the 1st place. Good luck.
Its hard to pick a number. As few as possible? Lol I have learned that you dont need to go all in to be super agresive, that way you still havena chance if you lose
5th June 2013, 8:56 PM
Online Poker at: Carbon Poker
I keep making error in online tourneys that when I know a players drawing if I bet enough to make it incorrect he will fold his draw. Not the case lol.
7th June 2013, 7:55 AM
Randall McMurphy 
I'm an expert on mental errors. I live in a joint full of mental defectives.
It's impossible to never make a mistake. Shake it off.
7th June 2013, 8:29 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
If you make plenty of errors, maybe take a break from the game. You could be tireder than usual, maybe make sure going to the gym to keep yourself fresh for these tourneys where your sitting still for long periods of time
We all make terribly errors and want to crawl up in a ball.. But we move on
7th June 2013, 3:57 PM
re: Poker & Mental errors
If I define "error" to include any sub-optimal play or judgment, I make lots. At low stakes, it's more about making fewer and/or less costly ones than your opponents, not about playing anywhere near perfectly.