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If things went smooth how would we ever truly learn the game. Let's take these lumps and lessons while the stakes are relatively inconsequential. Imagine the toll that it might take on us if we flew through micros and small stakes only to get the harsh reality of poker when we reach midstakes and think we could do it for a living. It might be too detrimental to ever come back.

I think this is almost certainly true. Progress is almost never smooth in any endeavour, for example I know that a lot musicians find they improve in sudden leaps but have to spend a long time being patient in between when there seems to be no progress. It's just in poker these things are even worse as variance can send you on a massive losing streak even when your getting better.

Great music btw!

Posted about 4 years ago


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I'm glad this popped back up. Great to reread the stuff in here

Posted over 3 years ago


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Nice to read this for the first time.
What about the rake factor?

Posted over 3 years ago

MI5 Mark

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Probably built up his roll and lost it on FTPFrown

Posted over 3 years ago


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artii5 - thanks for popping it up for me Smile Excellent post!

Posted over 3 years ago


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I know this is an older post but I'm within my first two months of playing the game and taking it seriously and ...I'm down 25% of my bankroll. Articles like this one and graphs of people's variance has certainly calmed me down quite a bit and let me realize that's part of the process. My ego is slowly evaporating and I'm studying the game on a deeper level to really understand it.

Whatever it takes - I will get out of the micros!

Posted over 2 years ago

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