This is a discussion on Good days; bad days. within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Today, my starting cards are 99% all bad. The few hands worth a flop are attracting nothing. Third tourney today (freerolls) and I am simply
Today, my starting cards are 99% all bad. The few hands worth a flop are attracting nothing. Third tourney today (freerolls) and I am simply slowly feeding chips to players who are attracting cards and hands.
Play enough and the cycles will become quite apparent. This is not a real money day for me. Freerolls only.
Learn to recognize your own cycle and react with your mind rather than your emotions. We all have good and bad days. Most of the bad are obvious.
Avoid them quickly and cheaply. Good days to take a nap, go shopping, mow the yard or anything but gamble.
Hardest to deal with are the second itis days. You are hitting almost everything and someone keeps hitting a little better almost every time. The river drowns you over and over. AA keeps getting beat by 2 small pair. If you can recognize this situation you can save huge money by going fishing in a lake or river. Tomorrow is another day. Lord willing, there will be another game.
It is funny; you talk about bad days with poker, because you get beat often at the River and then doing something else like going to a river for fishing!
Maybe you could try this (as you are playing freerolls anyway): try to avoid the River i.e. try to win pots without reaching the River.
Before reaching the river you have had 3 options to bet: pre-flop, post flop and after the turn. If you have betted / raised before the flop and after the flop 9 out of 10 the fish still calling you have something more than one pair. So when you cannot beat this, save your chips and just check to the river and fold any reasonable size bet.
You will be surprised how many hands you can win from the right position and with the right bets at the right time!
Life is like that, it's not just the game, we have days where everything is great, and days are bad. In poker it is not different, so always be calm to deal with these situations of life, and the game, just so success in both
I like to keep visiting the profile of the players, and I always come across interesting text, and this text is one of them. It's friend, you're right, there are bad days, I'm a beginning player with a lot of desire to learn. Until the moment I just lose, I feel like I'm in the right place to learn and get out of the $ 00. The greater our struggle, the greater our glory.
Patience is money. This means that you should wait for good starting hands before you go to the bank. I try to play only good starting hands. This is approximately 15-20% of hands given. 70-80% of hands I throw out and watch.
What if I lose all the tables of multitable? (Without hand analysis) Would you say it's due to variance, bad game, or bad skills at multitables?
After a total of 700 hands across all tables, if you are losing at all tables it is not variance, you are playing with players that are equal or better than you meaning you have no clear skill advantage.
In terms of bad skills, I would say tiling tables helps a lot more than cascading. You need memory of where a table is on the screen to speed up how fast you can analyse the hand and situation in my opinion. Cascading tables looks like it is easier but actually it is harder because your brain can't properly form memories of the tables and players in subconscious way.
You NEED A HUD to cope with more than 3 tables, this is not a question of skill it's literally the brain cannot be paying attention to that many opponents all at once. The HUD helps by being your 'attention' so you can easier divide it to focus on card odds and situation analysis rather than having to know how aggressive or loose a player is on top of that.
Sure. There are days I get better cards or days I get worse cards. I don't notice it too much though. I guess I'm not expecting to place every game.The really interesting thing to me is days I play better or worse even with the same amount of lucky cards. The main things that make me play bad are
1. feeling in a rush like I need to go somewhere or I need to go to sleep
2. doubting that I have learned anything in 2 years (low self esteem)
3. other stressors in my life like work or something.
I notice that I have a lot more fun when it is a day I am playing well. Even if I don't place.