Being results oriented is the worst mistake you can make. Poker is a mathematical game, where the best play is determined by your expected value
. You don't hear anyone talking about TV or temporary value or stupid crap. If your bank roll management is sound and you consistently get it in with the best hand.... DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING.... Technically your play IS working, even though your not reaping the benefits. The benefits WILL mathematically come if you play well over a very large volume of hands.
Sample size: guys.... Don't make any harsh or rash generalizations about
1. People you have been playing with for 20 hands
2. Whether or not you are actually crushing or are simply on a heater without a very large sample size.
Dont let money influence your decision making: if your uncomfortable risking a certain sum of money, you most certainly shouldn't be playing with it in the first place. Regardless of stakes, the goal of poker is to make +EV decisions. For example.... If you are afraid to GII on the bubble with AA preflop, you shouldn't be in the tournament in the first place.
Don't track amount won or amount lost over a given session. Keep playing within your BR management, and don't tilt.
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