make notes of which hand you lost, try to read about other poker articles, make a statistic to see which hands you were eliminated in and use the cardchat calculator to see the probabilities of winning and to know if you played correctly when eliminated.
First, analyze whether this is a bad streak or you make a lot of mistakes, because even preflop all in with QQ is sometimes a wrong game, but if there are no mistakes, then try to play less aggressively, play good hands, but do not become too predictable. Good luck
Hi, first you have to see if there is such a bad streak or if there are flaws and errors in the strategy, decisions. if everything is in order, you just have to be well mentalized and keep giving your best. regards
Losing streak is just normal period of poker playing. If you want to become a good poker player, stop being results orientated and enjoy playing (yeah, easy to say haha).
I have faced many downswings, and I have lost hope many times. So I know what are we talking about.
Nowadays I don't have any serious downswings anymore. What I do is this - I have learned to play different formats of poker, profitably - I play mtt's, Holdem cash, sit and go's, spin and go's, heads up, PLO etc. I play only games I enjoy playing at that moment, and I lost my interest usually when I start losing money, then I just change game type. The most important thing is that I enjoy playing itself, not making money. It is actually opposite, when I make a lot of money, it makes me nervous. I get most of satisfaction of making improvements and achieve new things.
Losing in cards is a step backwards but down the road will make you a better and smarter player. One step back two steps forward I always say. Winning and losing comes with any game or sport it is how you deal with it. Take a break or slow down your play, Wait for a good flop, I do not go all in unless I am 100 per cent sure the pot is mine. There is no chance or fishing in my game. Your time will come just take it nine and easy. Capo1014
In general its good to play less, when you are in a downswing, and instead spend more time to go through some of your hands to see, if maybe there was something, you could have done better. Often a downswing start with running bad, but then it gets exacerbated by playing bad. Maybe we start to make wild bluffs or overplay made hands, because we are frustrated and just want to win a pot. Or maybe we start to play scared and miss obvious value bets, because we dont want to get raised yet again.
Without knowing the game variant you are playing (NLH or Omaha, cash or MTTs) it is hard to be specific.
A few general tips would be:
- Move down in stakes until you regain some confidence (wins) - Study your hands from recent losing sessions - Study your hands from winning sessions and compare - Post some of your hands to a study group/forum for feedback - Read the 'Mental Game of Poker' books