How do I recover from a bad run of cards?

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Mad_Mike989

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Well instead of breaking my cold snap it broke my measly account on pokerstars. I know this isnt a B&M center but Ive never had something like this happen so Im gonna ask how do I recover from a bad streak? Take time off, read a book to get back to basics or what?
 
ChuckTs

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my advice (take it or leave it :)):
take a break; give your poker mind a break.
then when you get back, go and play a tight aggressive style. Back to basics.
sometimes you get so caught up in the game that you go on long-term tilt sessions (i've been a victim myself) and the best remedy is to take a break of a few days or a week or even longer and then come back and go back to the basics and see how you feel.
 
twizzybop

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lol I say find the nearest person and kick em where it counts , then say "it is your fault". Then come back and play some poker.
 
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bumlife

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me too had bad days recently :( i lost 130$ which i had won from playing poker :) but i didnt deposit...
now i'm again in the beginning :\
 
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westsou

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I'm going to have to say...depending on how much money you were playing with...try playing at a lower stakes table and play tight...because if your not hot...you don't want to risk your money because it all goes bad...so try a lower stakes...and work your way up...and make sure the moves you make...aren't mistakes...=) but if cards are just bad...just take some time off until you get over the loss...but yeah just don't chase or play as many hands because it don't always hit...
 
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bumlife

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westsou most times when i lose i had better hand on the flop but when i raise the river ****ed me...its really bad when you had 5-7 and the flop is 5-A-7 ... i know that at least one player will pay my all in :) so it happens but..... TURN: 4 and RIVER:4 ... so at the end i had my 2 pairs so and he :\

another excample... i played 10 seats table but only 2 playes on the table... the other guy was aggresive player and i had AA so i decide to go all in with my 35$ and he of course called(he goes all in previus hands) at the and he beat me with AQs ... he had flush...

some badbeats makes me feel bad and i had lost my half bankroll ... but i continued to play and i lost everything ...
DONT PLAY WHEN YOU ARE ANGER !! :)

p.s. i'm playing 0.10$/0.20$
 
mets40

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I like to get away from it for a while, how long away depends on your a/f (addiction factor). Then I come back and tighten down, only play quality hands and get out of any flop that results in nothing. No Chasing! I also will play top pair and two pair hands conservatively. Be extra cautious of potential draws for your opponents, better to win a little than lose alot. If my value bets get raised I'm out, and if it get called I reduce the next one. Then when the cards begin coming again, I go back to my normal style.
 
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