This is a discussion on Don't think in terms of money within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; One thing I tell myself, don't think in terms of money while playing poker. It will influence your game negatively.
Play your game and just think
Lets say you play MTTs and have a BR of $110. If you follow a 100x buy-in BRM plan, you can play $1.10 MTTs.
If you bust out of 20 MTTs, instead of looking at it as you lost $22, look at is as you lost 20 buy-ins and you have 80 left.
Looking at it as losing money could have a negative impact on your game. And looking at it as buy-ins is relative to the stakes you're playing. It doesn't matter if you're playing $1 MTTs or $10 MTTs, if you have 100 buy-ins and lose 20, you still have 80 left.
I play percentages. For example my goal every session I play cash is to, at a minimum, win 20% of max buy-in. Let's say I buy in to a $.05/.10 table where max buy-in is usually 100x the bb so $10.00 If my very minimum goal is to win 20% every session then my goal is to win $2.00 minimum, that way I am not greedy, because it took me many sessions to learn that greed & poker do not mix. That' not to say I won't keep playing, for example let's say I win my $2.00 on the very 1st hand. Since all of us here love to play poker, myself included, I will most likely continue. If it is a struggle to win 20% then I will definitely stop one I reach that goal. My longest winning streaks using this method is 39 session on Bovada & 27 sessions on ACR.
I agree with this, except I generalize it further to bb (big blinds) or more often SPR. If I have a hand that I am happy to get in with an SPR of 2 heads up on the flop in a 1c/2c game, I am just as thrilled to get it in with an SPR of 2 heads up in a $1/$2 game. Sure, there is 100 times more real money on the line, but the math plays the same. And, generally, I am even happier to get it in with the bigger game because it should be +EV, and the more real money I can invest in any +EV situation, the better.
thanks for the advice mike,
but another player was told me
" think evey single your chips as a gold , don't waste it "
its make me feel confused and hard to focuss on the game, because i don't want lose my gold, mostly on cash game.
Probably from now i will take your advice.
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i disagree and basically think this is a fault many people have online. I play cause i love to play the money follows. I also pay attention to bubble getting into money what my stack is etc.. If get a premium I wont change that and it causes me a lot of heartache lol.
Each dollar counts and should be respected as such. Each buy in etc.. I think you need to have the ability to use money you can light on fire as your poker money meaning dont spend your laundry money on a deposit lol. The money you should play with is money you dont mind losing and if you play cause love the game you should do fine.
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