re: Poker & Problem with focus, any suggestions?
Originally Posted by Aldito
I was playing a tourney tonight, and the same problem occurred as usual. I was up to 8k chips within 45 minutes, putting me second out of 180. I was playing well, playing good hands hard in position, not bluffing, folding when I should etc. So about an hour later I'm getting frustrated, no decent hands for ages, and I started playing really marginal hands, unsuited connectors etc. I started doing ridiculous bluffs oop, calling raises with junk. I just couldn't concentrate at all.
Any suggestions? Quit tournaments completely? Stick to cash?
Thanks for any input.
so after 1hr45m you start to get boring ?
I suppose you start level 8 than, so isn't it time to loosen up and try to steal here and there ?
I can't imagine there aren't even any opportunities, and you don't need monsters to try to steal blinds.
Ask yourself, after this time, do you have any reads on the other players ?
Any idea what type of players they are ?
The early levels of a tournament could be kinda boring because you want to play tight, so good hands only.
However, this is where you have time to observe other players, make notes and think of a strategy to play them.
After a while, when blinds get higher, especially when antes appear it's time to widen your range to steal and your observations and notes you made when the play was kinda boring, now help you to know who to attack, who to fold to, who to reraise light.
Also, and this is not a recommendation, you could play 180 SnG turbo's as an alternative.
Just depends on your style.
They're seldom boring.
Personally I normally stick to 2 tables at a time, 1 "boring" one and 1 micro turbo.
Well good luck anyway.