JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

Delusions of Grandeur: My Journey to Pokerstardom


If at first you don't succeed.....

By: psych_nerd22 @ 16:14 (EDT) / 746 / Comment ( 4 )

Don't try the same thing over and over again.  I think this has been a huge problem for me lately.  It seems that in multitable sng's, a certain pattern seems to be developing in my gameplay.

1) Establish an early lead
2) Maintain lead until midway through tournament
3) Worried that I no longer have lead, slow down and only play premium hands
4) Make the final table as short stack
5) Go all in
6) Fail to double up
7) Sulk in bedroom

I just watched the 'I am Nanonoko' video, and was particularly struck by his methodical approach to the game.  If something works, he thinks about why it is working.  If something doesn't work, he thinks about why it isn't working, and adjusts his game accordingly.  I, on the other hand, attribute things that work to my general awesomeness and tactics that don't turn out so well to the illnatured meddling of the poker gods.  However, I have not really attempted to change my gameplay in the middle part of the tournament when my game usually takes a turn for the worse. Next time I play, I'll try to maintain a more aggressive approach throughout the game.

So, if at first you don't succeed, try try again*

*as long as what your are trying is different from what lead you to fail in the first place.  Otherwise, you're just throwing away good money when you could be spending it on things like ice cream.

In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on