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trying to stay positive - Thu Feb 09, 2012, 10:04 AM
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This probably isn't as specific as it should be, i miss the general forum anyway, i've just gone through a string of long STT setbacks. i haven't cashed in one in ages, and it just seems like whenever i make that big play, im always on the wrong edge of things. i guess i think i know what other people are going to do, and then they don't do it and it cripples me. when i make a value bet or value raise, im never sure how high to make it b/c i never know how someone is going to interpret my play. it usually leads to be busting out unnecessarily. these are small tourneys (5 bux or less buyin) so the play is spectaular or anything, which really discourages me b/c i can no longer defend my play, i know i must be messing up. it just seems like something always go wrong throughout the entire tournament, with a wide range of different chip stacks. anyway i guess my question is, how do u stay positive when it seems like no matter what u do, ur always going to bust out early? and what is the ideal percentage of flops that u see when there's 7-9 players left, and 4-6 players left? what is ur aggro level in the hands u play?
 
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Thu Feb 09, 2012, 08:39 PM
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You posted this damn near 10 hours ago and not one person came in to give you advice. I am really getting sickened by how all that seems to be left here are sheep and lemmings. Sure we got some good members but each week the morons seem to out post them a little more...I digress.

I think the best thing to do is take a break and let poker fade out of your thinking.
Dont come back till you are no longer thinking about poker and its variance.
Im just coming back from a 2month break and still feel its a bit early,so I am week to week.

Grinding is not fun and if your grinding it will really eat away at you,especially if your not being profitable. I used to grind a day and look back and think well that sucked,$2 profit!

Here is what I plan to change about the way I play.
- Shorter sessions
- closing session as soon as I get distracted
- Not having fun, shut it down
- Bankroll management or just quit if I cant do this

Away from the table I have set a bunch of health goals to work on,bottom line is dont make poker more than it is and thats a game.

Hope something I dribbled helps you out,I know your a deep thinker from past posts so it could be a case of being to much in your head. A issue I can relate to.
 
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Thu Feb 09, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Hey Ketchup,
When I suffer multiple bad beats, I play tigter and become super Agressive,
It dosn't always pay off but when it does It makes you feel a lot better.
Good luck.
 
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Fri Feb 10, 2012, 05:12 AM
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Hey Ketchup! I feel for you brother. I have been there myself often enough. I wanted to give you my take on staying positive. My comment grew so long that I made a new post instead. You can read it here: http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...732#post335732

GL and Have Fun!

Roland GTX
 
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Fri Feb 10, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roland GTX View Post
Hey Ketchup! I feel for you brother. I have been there myself often enough. I wanted to give you my take on staying positive. My comment grew so long that I made a new post instead. You can read it here: http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...732#post335732

GL and Have Fun!

Roland GTX
all i can say is WOW. im thriled that something i wrote inspired u to create ur own post and help many more people with their games! gl in all ur future events! i know it's only a matter of time before u get the big cash.
 
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Thu Feb 16, 2012, 06:36 AM
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Thanks and good luck to you too!

Roland GTX

PS: Sorry about not noticing your reply earlier
 
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Thu Feb 16, 2012, 06:53 AM
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You posted this damn near 10 hours ago and not one person came in to give you advice.
To be fair, this was posted in a rather hard (albeit appropriate) part of the forum to notice. Hand histories for review tend to quickly take the space in the main forum displaying the most recent tournament-related post.

@ketchup, you can try posting a hand in the analysis section. You've gotten some great info here, but in-depth strategy hasn't been addressed. You could also watch (or rewatch) some of the pro vids on STT strategy, since they're really quite good. Speaking of which, I need to watch some of the archived STT LT videos. Been meaning to get around to those for awhile.
 
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Thu Feb 16, 2012, 07:18 AM
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wow havnt posted here for a while ,but yeah what cookies said ,take a break get your head out of poker for a wee bit even hit the high stake pm first after break ,this is what i do and it does help ,we all need a break now and then ,all the best gl out there
 

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