re: Poker & I've been playing terrible this weekend and I know what I'm doing wrong? lol
Please dont be too hard on yourself. You are absolutely not alone with this issue lol! I did the exact same thing last night. After having done the same thing 2 times before! I spend literally the first half of my tournaments as chip leader. You click on lobby and there I am at #1 for almost an hour.
.......then it happens...I get bored and it's like my inner child wants to come out and play. He doesnt care that this is real money
on the line or that it takes a certain level of discipline or self-control to see it through till the end. 'Inner child' just wants to see action, explore the unnecessary and costly curiosities of the other persons hand, and of course his all-time favorite, clicking buttons! Oh, and he just loves playing pots!!....lots of them. *groan*
Of course, I lost my chip lead and eventually all of my chips after the despair of screwing up and simply donked my chips off to whomever and logged off. Like someone else alluded to earlier in this thread, self-control is everything when playing these long and seemingly drawn out tourneys. Play with the end result in mind.
TLDR version: JUST FOLD. PERIOD.
You can see the darn thing for free and still keep your cash and place in the tournament! You dont need to call that mediocre midling hand just to see a flop that you know you cant win anyway because the range is not good enough. Just fold that thing sit back and enjoy the show.