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/Oct/2014

Playing better than your opponents but still losing

By: passter @ 02:31 (EDT) / 235 / Comment ( 1 )

Nothing is worse in poker than playing better than your opponents and forcing them to make big mistakes. However, the crappy thing is when they get their money in bad and they suck out on you somehow. On the other hand, long-term variance dictates that those who constantly need to get it in bad to win is a losing player in the long run. So while short-term variance may not neccessarily be in your favor, it's not the end of the world. Just know that there is no need to sulk and pout over a bad beat. After all, a bad beat by its very simple definition is when you lose a hand after getting your money in as the clear favorite. There's no need to complain and rant in the chat box about how your opponents sucked out on you, because all you have to tell yourself is that you got it in good which is what you want long-term. Long-term success is acheived by forgetting and putting behind your short-term misfortunes.  One of the most important things I've learned playing poker is that it's more important to be process-oriented rather than results-oriented. As long as you go through the right process to give yourself the best chance to succeed long-term, you will succeed eventually. Even when things aren't going your way, you still have to believe that your fortunes will improve. It's all about positive thinking. The journey is just as important as the destination.

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