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Poker What to do when we think there is no way?

Discussion in 'Poker Forum' started by albosaltenio, May 15, 2016.

  1. albosaltenio

    albosaltenio Guest

    I'm at a point in my game where I feel I can not win anything.

    I think is because I come from a major losing streak.

    I wonder how do to cope with this, and stop thinking negatively????

    :confused: :confused: :confused:

  2. UpTheAnte

    UpTheAnte New Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Everyone has gone through a downswing at one time or another and if they haven't then my hats off to them. The only thing you should do is get outside of your own head where all of that negativity is ruminating and check out for a mental escape. Your inner peace is more important.

    Sometimes when we think negative thoughts they can manifest into negative actions. For instance, have you ever got cut off in traffic with some guy flicking you off in the process to where he ruined your mood and then every other driver somehow began ticking you off? It's the domino effect of moods if you allow the negative to impact your life and way of thinking.

    Try going into your poker games with a positive mindset because then you may play a lot better. I know when I'm in a "giving up" type of playing mood I don't play as strongly as I would normally - I get clumsy with the game because of my anger and impatience to break the losing streak.

    Take a few breaths and try and make the game fun again then you might just walk away having fun after all. :)
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016
  3. gizmotron2

    gizmotron2 Active Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Northern California
    I posted this metaphor with regards to a thread about Skills vs Luck, elsewhere :

    "Here is how life works. You marry the the girl of your dreams but you come to realize that you are smarter than this unintelligent girl that believes your BS. You then question your own judgment and suspect for a brief moment that your wife is smarter than you are. Then you make this monstrous mistake and run a test skit to see if you are right. From this you then discover that you should have not run that skit. You are confused by the reality that you can't see the way to go any longer. So you fall back on the dream. You are lost in the reality that anything can happen now and you don't mind it anyway, no matter the outcome. So you commit to seeing the future at full price. You want to see the streak of happiness. You can't see beyond the next ten minutes. That's why stuff happens to people that need stuff to happen to them. They don't have experience."
  4. Jame Hooper

    Jame Hooper New Member

    Nov 24, 2016
    United States
    According to me, we should play it like a game and we all know that losing and winning are the two sides, out of which one will win and other will lose. So, when you get into such situation where you feel like you will lose definitely, then take it positively. May be your luck is not working. Keep trying and don't get addicted.
  5. Nathan Detroit

    Nathan Detroit Active Member Founding Member

    Dec 25, 2014
    All one has to do is a proper EXIT strategy for Winning as well for losing.

    With my strategy I got them ( the casinos) by the balls. .

    Win Goal , but not Win limit .Ride the winning streak until the first loss.
    Never , ever replay any net winnings .

    Get your tochas away from the table after 3 losses in a row.( Go for another session later on )

    Try to win 2 out of 3 sessions.

    W-W no third session

    W-L go for third session

    L-W go for third session.

    L- L NO third session. It hasn`t been your day.
  6. Vector Images Conversion

    Vector Images Conversion New Member

    Jul 7, 2017
    Vector Images Conversion
    if you know your game, bad luck period will pass take a break for a small period, then start all over.

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