Avoiding poker depression... how :(

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MercilessKiller

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Hey.

If you've read some of my other posts you may seen some bad luck i've been getting recently. After having pocket Queens and pocket KIngs getting busted by pocket Jacks on 2 seperate occasions in 2 different real game £200 tournaments, I wasn't very happy.

I entered a live cash game, was doing well, got pocket aces. Was re raised, and then was all in pre flop for £200 on one hand. The guy had KQ, and the flop was KK7.

Stumbled out the casino was nearly sick.

Entered a $50 freezeout on party who i've had security problems with the past 2 days. First hand was KK. All in pre flop. Called with QT... K on flop, but the guy made a straight on the river...

I know I should take a break, but It's just got to me bad. This is NOT a bad beat rant, as I know the odds and that they are all possible.. it has just cost me a lot of money the past week, and its hit me hard :(

Any tips for how to feel better after all that would be nice :(

Thanks
 
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The same thing happened to me a few months back, I think what you need is a total break for a week or two. Try to get into a correct mindset for playing.

Anymore if i play good correct poker, and i get hit with a bad beat, i'm happy that i played correctly and i know that in the long run ill be a winner. There is a huge luck element involved with any one hand of poker and you need to be able to deal with that.

Good luck LOL
 
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MercilessKiller

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Well I know I played the hands correctly. With all of them I was all in pre flop after raises from tight players (once aggressive)...

I was favourites from all but lost them all and it cost me a lot of money... in heindseit i wuoldnt have played differently unless i was slow playing...

Would hate to have to break though :( What about crazy freerolls lol
 
robwhufc

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MercilessKiller said:
Any tips for how to feel better after all that would be nice :(

Thanks
Just be thankful you don't live in New Orleans i suppose - losing dead cert hands stinks, but it's not really a big deal in the wide scheme of things.

I'm going through the same - calling bets when I just know i'm going to get done on the river. Thing you've got to remember is, if you're a better than average player you're going to suffer more than your fair share of bad beats, cos generally your going to be playing better starting hands than weaker players. You do also tend to forget the times when you're on the correct end of a bad beat.

If you really cant win at the moment, maybe we can play head to head somewhere:)
 
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MercilessKiller

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Heads up sounds fun. Dont suppose you play at betfair though by any chance?

Thing is, I wouldnt mind those bad beats to suffer losses, but all together those 3 bad beats cost me *works out in head*... a loss of £580 odd. Now it was a holiday, so I had the bank roll and the money isn't such a massive problem, but the general losing part has mentally hurt...

Now when I play I think I'm subconciously playing TOO tight scared of these bad beats, and its just not good.

Ordered both of Harringtons books on tournament poker. Will have to give them a read through before I try again.
 
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