May 13, 2012
First Content post, also I was never the best english student so please bear with me.
After getting back into the game I have been very short term result orientated. I thought I have had some terrible runs, but allow me to break this down so you can see and hopefully apply the concepts to your game. I was down but this was all within varience.
Rememeber that a winning poker player tends to have the same amount of winning and losing sessions.
After my First 9k hand I was running at about -0.8BB/100. I know that 10k is the bench mark that most people use, I thought I was playing terribly posted some hands which I got berating responses too - this allowed to see I was playing correctly, just not having a good run. When I hit the 12k bench mark I was running at 2.7BB/100, 14k I was running about 4.5BB/100. As of present I am running at 3.53 BB/100 over 17.5hands
First the 1st to the 7th of this month I played in total 5days. 3days were winners and 2days were losers. I was up over 100bb overs about 2khands. 8th and 9th were moderate win session. On the 11th I had a terrible session. Playing .1/.2 I was down $12.29, which is only about 61BBs. The 12th I had only hit 2BB for the enitre session playing for 3hours. Today so far I am down 13BB but the $ amount compared to the stakes seem alot. But it really isnt
After having such a good run, nearly clearing a bonus and only being $15 or 75BB away. I thought I would be moving up soon - until I hit my losing run. I was in a bad place, "oh I have lost x amount of dollars I must be doing terrible". But looking at my overall winrate, my winrate for the month and still being plenty in profit I realise I am playing well.
Todays lession - When you have had a bad session / downswing and think that you have lost alot of money relative to your Bankroll or your stakes, Look ar your overall winrate and and the number of hands you have played so far in your sample data. You will be pleasantly surprised that your not running as bad as your thought. (Refer to my hand sample sizes and winrate, certainly note the improvement on the winrate between 9k and 14k hands!)
Until next time I hope this helps.
Next post will be about fish sucking out / not letting bad beats tilt you at the table