This is a discussion on Dealing With Running Bad within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I am losing my mind. Over the course of the past 15K hands I have run bad by 11BB/100. I am a microstakes player, and
I am losing my mind. Over the course of the past 15K hands I have run bad by 11BB/100. I am a microstakes player, and I play only when I have free time. I know I am not losing lots of money, although I am definitely losing money. The bigger thing is I just have no confidence when I put any hand in. I have had 10 beats in the last 2 days where I was 80% plus favorite to win and all of them were all-ins. By contrast I have only won 4 all ins and in only 2 of them was I a dog. There are other hands where I am running KK into 44 and they're turning a set. Nothing I am doing is going right. I don't mean to complain, although I know that's probably what this sounds like. I just feel helpless and I do not know how to deal with losing like this. Just looking for tips for how to deal with running extremely, almost unbelievably, bad.
Mental breaks are definitely useful. Especially since you're just a recreational player that only plays occasionally during free time, your next session is just around the corner and maybe it'll go better. If you've been satisfied by your decision making, then hopefully and eventually it'll go your way over time with variance.