Ups and down of online poker "bodog"

Ricey155

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my experience with online poker over the last 2 years

ok we all want to wait and get some premium hands, ive played on ipoker network "titan, cd, kiwi,betfred etc etc there plenty" poker heaven, Fulltilt, Mansion, Celeb poker, PKR, bodog and many more

i seem to go around in runs, lately ive been very succesful aquiring a good bak balance infact since the 2 years ive been playing im in positive funding the starter £150 is secured removed and playing on profit

lately on bodog ive been hitting the bad beat side, a few purely bad calls trying to bully, but mainly going in with a postive hands say JJ and somebody hitting from A10 trip 10's then hey apolgies for it which is just great "why bother its doesnt matter"

so you start to feel your out of control with you calls and all ins and start flat calling and getting nailed more, im sure this is a bad run and if you have any skill you will find the cure

sadly im playing less making mire bad calls and not sure if its the end of poker for me im not quitter but im fed up with making big moves and getting called with sh!!t and they hit and then tell me how to play like i care

who's had the same give me you wisdom
 
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When you are on a downswing, there is a tendency to become short-tempered and then, of course, your judgement suffers and matters become worse rather than better.

Take a break. Don`t play for a week. Go back to your favourite poker book or article. Re-read and, when you start again, go back to basics.
 
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yeah good words, just what i wanted to hear ive done that i bit infact playing less over the last 4 months had made me a big time collector of funding

ive lost $50 last few days with some good pick ups in between but my judgement has been sh11t i havent been sleeping well so maybe its a bit of that also

playing more early morning games cus im awake but actually im not really awake just up
 
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Whenever I feel that I am not playing up to my potential I take a break and dont play for atleast 2 or 3 days. Getting away seems to make my judgement go back to normal almost immediately when I come back. Also, if I suffer a string of really bad beats, I immediately quit and just think to myself, oh well, it happens sometimes and I wait til the next day to start playing again. I used to go crazy when I got bad beat and just start throwing money away. I have learned that if I take a couple bad beats in a row I just lose it and I have to remove myself for atleast a few hours before I can play smart again. I know people say you should just forget about a bad beat, but it is very hard to do unless you take your mind off poker for awhile. Also, if you know someone else that you believe is a good poker player that you are good friends with ask him/her to play a game with you online. Me and my roommate frequently play tournaments jointly online (both of us sit at the same computer playing one account, not colluding or anything) and we usually do better than when we just play alone because you have two perspectives on every situation.

Also, if you ever feel like getting a game going on bodog, send me a pm I play there all the time. Mostly 5.00 + .50 single table SnG but sometimes play cash as well
 
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Take a break.

Yeah, you need to take a break. After you lose with the best hand it makes you start to play worse. Right now you're probably just calling any hands and not caring if you have the best hand since the memory of losing with the best hand is still fresh in your memory. After a break, you'll start to play really well again I think...GOOD LUCK!
 
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also ive been getting major lag on bodog all week

PKR is good

so goodbye bodog im not staying for bad service sorry

AQ qq whatever came out and id auto folded jesus thanks
 
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I`m surprised at that. PKR places far greater demands on your PC than Bodog (because of all the animations). Weird that it runs better for you.
 
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