- Feb 23, 2005
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yeah.... I must be thinking too hard :shot: :smile:
AMEN... I pray to the Great Elephant my thoughts exactly put down much more elequently than I could haveRammerJammer said:When reading posts on the subject of "commissions" and "regulations" and "certifications" as they apply to online poker sites, I can't help but be reminded of the glut of football handicapping magazines which hit the newstands about this time each pre-season. They all tout the "independent agencies" which monitor their advertisements for spectacular historical results in their pick percentages. The funny thing is, when you really start to dig around a bit, you find that these "monitors" are actually sitting across the hall in the same office in the same Vegas stripmall owned by the same greaseball publishers.
I totally agree that my lingering apprehensions about the legitimacy and 100% honesty of internet poker will not be completely put to rest until there is a universal gaming commission which puts its seal of approval on upright poker rooms. Everything out there right now is either completely provincial with serious limitations on its enforcement ability, or completely voluntary through contracted third-party companies. How loud can the whistle blow when it's being blown on the guys who're cutting your checks?
I like your response, have you ever heard of ( all pokered out ) i read it somewhere and it said if your on the down side take a week off of poker, the guy who wrote it called it BEING ALL POKERED OUT its when you play so much you become all pokered out and do not play up to par>> so i think by taking 3 weeks off you did yourself some good, like you said when you started to play again all went well for you. Ive heard the pros will do this now and then and take some time away from poker. I do it ,if my play gets bad i wont play for 4 or 5 days at all and it seems to help.diabloblanco said:Right on...I posted this mainly for some other members benefit, and because I'm tired of people making outrageous claims with no proof to back it up.
You are simply in a long stretch of cold cards. Look at Daniel Negreanu right now. POTY in 2004, and so far 2005 has been a tournament nightmare for him. He consistiently gets his chips in with the best of it and gets sent to the rail. It will turn around for you, we all go through it, but don't really acknowledge it until its our cards that run cold.
I had a spell about 2 years ago, sometime in 2003 around Christmas where I lost almost half my bankroll over 2 months. I couldn't catch a hand to save my life. Even with my tightening up an enormous amount, I would get my money in with the best of it, and get drawn-out on. It seemed like I had a losing night 2 out of 3 times a week for a while. No change in game (LHE and NLHE) or players in the games for the most part, just a bad, bad, brutally bad run of cards. I actually quit for 3 weeks before Christmas so I could actually enjoy the holidays, lol. After Christmas was over, I went back to the tables and was fine. Again, this post wasn't directed at you at all, I posted it in 2 threads and created one new one so that it isn't overlooked.