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Jared Tendler, I Need Your Help! Guilt About 'Moving Up'?

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Jared Tendler, I Need Your Help! Guilt About 'Moving Up'? - Thu Apr 03, 2014, 02:16 PM
DrEllenCait's Avatar
Since: Jan 2013
Posts: 125
Jared I have problems! First, for what should be good news:

It was the end of January, 2013 when I joined PSO, having never played poker. Ten months later, I moved from 10NL Zoom to 25NL as there was nothing in between. Ironically, I was losing money at 10NL but still knew I was ready to move up and indeed I was right. Yes, this sounds totally illogical but just hold on!

By mid-February, 2014 I was plus $563 in Zoom and +$235 in Sit & Goes. Only six weeks later at 25NL, I have accumulated over $1,315 from my Zoom cash intake, stayed about the same in tournaments and that includes 2 weeks without play (see my last

blog.)I have jumped from 690 VPPs since February to 2,685 during March. For all of last year I earned 1,183 VPPs while only during the first 3 months of 2014, I have earned 8,900. Again I made Silver Star but this time not by the end of the month, but by mid-month.. While many PSO members are way ahead of my game, I now understand that I needed more of a challenge and can only assume I was under-stimulated at 10NL.

Sounds good, right? But this means I may get bored with 25NL and why can’t I imagine moving up to 50NL? . . . And if I can now become a Silver Star by mid-month, does this mean it makes sense to aim for a Gold Star? Somehow it feels right for the work I put into this game but I keep coming back to the fact: there are so many much better players on PSO who are not Gold Stars that it seems unnecessarily flashy! It’s okay to be an over achiever but flashy, for me would be tacky! . . .
Then there’s this major problem I fight: once I reach about a win of $60, I leave the table. When I haven’t, $60 sometimes moves down to $40 as I go on a scared tilt.

So Jared Tendler, it's time we looked at issues surrounding the psychological factors of moving up and moving down. How does one know when one is really ready to play for bigger buy-ins and hopefully bigger wins, play for smaller buy-ins or if outside the U.S., move from play to real money, partaking in PSO’s bankroll management program?

Jared, having read your terrific article on poker and fear, I know that right now you are a busy guy on PSO. Soon it will be time for you to be interviewed by me, as we have planned, so PSO members are invited to leave me questions to ask of you. [[/B]

Go to the full blog and PLEASE leave questions or your experiences. I will then interview Jared, present your questions/experiences to him and all will become an audio interview for PSO members.

Jared Tendler, I need your help!

May all your aspirations come to fruition.

Last edited by DrEllenCait; Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 03:07 PM..
Sat Apr 05, 2014, 12:50 PM
royalraise85's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 26,019
(Community Coordinator)
Hey guys and gals,

I think that it's great that DrEllen is doing this, it sounds like fun!

Remember to head over to her blog and leave questions for Jared. I look forward to hearing the interview

Thanks Ellen for the opportunity!



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