How do you deal with emotions when the cards are not in your favor and your game is over?
You gave me a very good idea! Thank you for such a valuable lesson.You need to break free of the reliance on "good" or "bad" cards, and understand how to take advantage of the best opportunities available in the given game. If you are always taking the best chances available for success, there will be no emotions tied to the result of the chance taken.
Thank you very much for paying so much attention to my humble person.First I try to try and understand why I broke my risk model/bankroll management, and what I can do to improve upon it and prevent it from happening in the future. I try to figure out
Why the game ended the way it did, and if the hand I went out on was a valid hand to go out on in that position relative to my chip stack size. If the cards were truly not in my favor and no mistake was made in the amounts that I bet or the amount of time it took me to make those bets. Then I can get emotional, but I only really get emotional when I take a bad beat from variance playing beyond my means with my entire account amount. Because that’s when it’s really game over, and all those hours and days I sunk in building my account up, suddenly mean nothing(financially… strategically there’s a big lesson here). But if we play within our means, not violating our bankroll money management system and or our execution with cash out/withdraw plans, then we shouldn’t feel strong emotions about losing to true variance or bad beats. Because we know that we will live to play another day. It sucks when you want to play poker but can’t bc you don’t have any money, you know? Imagine you’re playing a role playing game where you only have ONE LIFE and if you die then you have to start over back at level 1. And you have to collect a certain number of rubies(chips) to get to the next levels(stakes) then you’re going to protect those rubies at all costs(not play a single cash game or tourney with your whole balance, but a fraction of it.) You’re not going to keep fighting someone who keeps taking your rubies(chips) right? NO! You want to WIN! )
So if that’s happening, recognize it, and get out of there asap, like your poker life depends on it… because it does )
Other than that, I like to smoke some weed, take a shower, brush my teeth, eat some food, go for a walk, get out of the house, read a book, call a few family and friends or visit them. Be grateful for what I do have, mainly food clothes and a roof over my head, if we got that, life ain’t so bad and the rest is literally just bonus in my opinion!
Good luck man! If you’re here making posts and asking for help, then I believe even without meeting you that you can do it and have what it takes. [emoji4]
I used to not accept failure when I lost hands and got out of the tournament, but the beginning of this year turned out to be quite unsuccessful for me, I lose all the time, even though I seem to be doing everything right! Recently, I began to notice that I was constantly being run over by completely garbage hands and I don’t know how to deal with it! I myself want to look at the advice of other players on how to deal with emotions, because lately I have been having a losing streak! Good luck at the tables!