This is a discussion on Ups and Down of Holdem within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; How do you as players look at the ups and downs of the live poker play, one day you have a winning session and next
I try to keep in mind something Jonathan Little has stated, that all the sessions are in reality just part of one longer session, and the last hand of one session might as well be the first hand of the next.
Live poker upswings and downswings, you are going to get more for example in live cash games due to the speed of hands and how that variant is played - MTT wise - i feel its really about the type of games you choose to play and the frequency you play them.
I remember laying down KK first hand once in a live tourney which had a decent buy in, it was made easier by the fact that i was reraised all in and there was a second caller - i would have lost too with QQ and AK showing and a Q on the turn - so i avoided a bullet here and went on to cash and finish 3rd so i look back at that as a upswing in live play and a great decision.
Poker is a game as you know that guarantees very little, we play it for many reasons, some of those reasons are because it is so difficult to master or in fact win at..it requires luck which we yearn for and seek, variance is another word for good or bad luck however you want to term it..
You get times when you are on a heater and are making good decisions and getting the rewards without being sucked out but because there is probabilities involved, every day will be different to an extent - managing your emotions and play is crucial to success.
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How do you as players look at the ups and downs of the live poker play, one day you have a winning session and next day nothing goes right
So, this is completely normal online or live play.
In poker you have to win the most possible when you run good. Don't be "nice" to a player and not get value with your nutty hand.
And, to lose the least amount possible when you run bad. This is even harder to do sometimes because you don't know that you are running bad until your whole stack is gone....lol Sometimes there are other indicators like being card dead and players don't accept it and try to push their luck. And of course AA KK QQ call their attempts.