re: Poker & Running bad....
Originally Posted by Colehain
Any tips on what to do when your running bad? I took a break for a little but then went back recently and been losing with such good hands... I've literally sat down and played cash where the fish are and seen people winning with just top pair weak kickers but then when I get in hands, I lose set over set or even flopping full houses and lose.
Today when I sat down I played KJ suited in the BB at 1-2 no limit for $12 when it was raised with pocket Queens. The flop ended up coming KJQ. I checked and he bet. Turn came a J and I checked again with him betting into me. River came an aice, but clearly didn't make a difference. I checked once again and he bet big. I ended up raising him but is this a bad raise? I really thought I was good and only finding out he had a bigger boat. I just can't seem to win anything on such good hands lately.
Tips what to do when running bad?
1.FOLD MORE!!!! I know it might be tilting to face a raise on the river with 2pair but make those folds , your winrate gonna thank you.
2.DONT BLUFF. People try to bluff other players to get back money that they lost but end up losing even more because if you are running bad , that doenst mean all are running bad.
3.PLAY. May sound dumb , but you need to play till you get over that downswing period. Play 1limit below the limit that you usually play, losing wont hurt so much.
Im ZOOM player so i can tell you this (Played way over a million hands) :
In 50k hands there is a 10k hand downswing period , 10k breakeven period , 2k of extremely runnin hot , all other hands thats your usual grind . These numbers are not 100% accurate but thats how i remember it from graphs.