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Why I hate and LOVE poker

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posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 07:15 PM
I have been playing poker for fun, with just friends etc for the last 6/7 years.

These last few months I decided to give it a go and try playing a little more seriously online.
Well when I first started I realised how little patience I had. Going all in after 45/1hr as I had got bored.

Anyway the last 6 months I have been playing more seriously to just improve my game. Im not playing "to hope to win big" its for fun and improvement.

So after playing online, about a month and a half ago, I decided to play a live tournament as I believd my game had improved, or was good enough to step into.

Oh let me tell you how bad I realised I was. I Finished 136th out 152. Quickly bringing me down to earth that I had not improved as much as I thought. So I decided I would no longer play live tournaments until I felt I was ready to atleast last longer than an hour next time.

So this last month and a half I have been putting in some hard work playing 5 nights a week small buy in tournaments at pokerstars. 1 $10+ tournament a week to play against the better players and try to understand the game at a higher level.

So friday I entered a $2.75 sit and go and won an $11 dollar gurateed seat tournament, I also won this and in return bagged myself a ticket for tomorrow nights million guranteed. (These tickets are worth $109) and I got one for $2.75 so I was pretty ecstatic and believe my game must have improved to win through qualifications a ticket to this tournament.

So after this confidence boost I noticed they had the same Live tournament at a casino, I had played a month and a half ago. I dropped what I was doing and headed there.

I Wasnt expecting much just wanted to improve from my last performance. After 5 hours play I was dealt AK suited went All in. Then I heard a shout "Final Table" so everyone of course folded.

We were down to 9 - 5 places played. I really felt at this moment I dont belong on this table. But after a run of bad bad hands I found my stack decreasing very quickly.

All in all I finished 6th one spot away from the money, on the walk home i was so mad and fustrated thinking of course its me that finishes one spot out, I HATE THIS GAME...

Then I got home and realised... why am i mad? Although fustrating that i didnt make the money. I made the final table something i really wasnt expecting.

And it got me to thinking yes at times I can hate this game, but there has been a huge improvement in the last 6 months especially the last 6/7 weeks of playing.

So I realise now If i continue to learn and study the game more over the next year. Imagine how much my game will improve.

So its a random post I know but any poker players wanting to get better I definately propse just putting in the time, learning and you will most definately progress.

If there is any good/great/amazing poker players on ATS advice would be greatly appreciated also.


posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 07:34 PM
I’ve been playing for a few years. It’s all about discipline and patience. Minimise your losses and optimise your wins. I rarely go all in, unless I do the math in my head and have really good odds.

When you get bored, cash out. It’s time to go, before you screw up.

posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 08:25 PM
This isn’t meant at you 0P.

But this is pretty much the way many pros think of amateurs at the poker table .

Canada bill Jones poker and red card player .....

“ suckers have no business with money in the first place “

posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 08:45 PM
I play at the Native American Casino fairly regularly. Usually at the 11am holdem or Omaha tourny.

I think Amarillo Slim summed it up pretty well...."As you look around the table and you can't spot the chump; it's you"
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posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 09:16 PM
Don’t understand how anyone could play online poker for real money. The craziest card combos come up online. They do at WSOP anyhow.

What are the chances of a full house being beat by four of a kind in RL casino playing ?( texas holdem) Happens too often online. I enjoy playing with free chips. Easy come .. easy go.

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posted on Jul, 14 2019 @ 02:31 AM
a reply to: AncientDuop

The old law of averages, if you identify when you're on a run you need to go hard, I've learned to just let go when I'm drawing dead, come back to fight another day.

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