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    Well, just got knocked out of my 4th game this month. Asking myself why I put up with this anymore. Really tired of it. Too many people that are not trying one bit to play good poker or better their game in any way. Too much frustration to keep this up. I try to let it go, but my "let go" has got up and went. It's break time for me.

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    Originally posted by Ace King 61 View Post
    Well, just got knocked out of my 4th game this month. Asking myself why I put up with this anymore. Really tired of it. Too many people that are not trying one bit to play good poker or better their game in any way. Too much frustration to keep this up. I try to let it go, but my "let go" has got up and went. It's break time for me.

    I did the samething last month gonna try again this month and see how it goes

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    • #3
      ??

      a break will do you good- and more importantly-- less harm in your other games-- !!!

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      • #4
        Hi Ace I feel your pain.

        I have been active in PSO since October and was proud of the fact every month I had improved my rank to a personal best in January of around 110.

        I fully expected to break top 98 in February. but the Poker GODS just abused the hell out of me, I used the hand replayer to record my own personal hand history of pain (see below) These were back to back to back river suckouts in 3 straight PSO's that were just a small sample of a series of early exits that made me question why I bother with PSO. (after the third one with QQ, I did come very close to throwing my laptop thru a window).

        Point is every one of us that takes PSO seriously will run into this at some point. I'm sure you know that but maybe that is yet another lesson PSO can teach us. Dealing with a seemingly endless string of bad beats is another skill to be learned.

        http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/rep...ash=DBC7C31A0E
        Last edited by freddysw; Thu Mar 03, 2011, 07:11 PM. Reason: HAND REPALYER

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        • #5
          How many games do you play a day. My schedule varies as I am self employed and I do spend some time working at home.

          When I used to play ever PSO I could a day I got really frustrated and had mixed results. Then I gave myself another strategy. If I was ITM I was done for the day. If got a really early knock out I was done for the day. I used to chase and chase trying to recoup those points but I just let it go for the day. If I just missed the money, got some positive points or a bit of negative ones, I'd sign up to play again.

          This kind of discipline helps keep me having fun, and less on tilt. Don't get me wrong, yes some days I do work and am social with others offline, but I don't leave always leave pokerstars when I'm done for the day. Plenty other stuff to play, micro ring games, NAPL, Freerolls (I got a bunch of tix for weekend r2s) and especially if I'm on a bad streak, I hit the Razz freerolls. Or play Hi/lo games (Omaha and Stud) just to get my mind off of PSO.

          It may not be a strategy to win this thing (still working on one to) but I have been building up my bankroll and having fun.

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          • #6
            Don't get me wrong. I'm not going anywhere. Just getting away from PSO league for a few days or so. Only so much that I can take playing with idiots...lol.

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            • #7
              I feel your pain

              Originally posted by Ace King 61 View Post
              Well, just got knocked out of my 4th game this month. Asking myself why I put up with this anymore. Really tired of it. Too many people that are not trying one bit to play good poker or better their game in any way. Too much frustration to keep this up. I try to let it go, but my "let go" has got up and went. It's break time for me.

              I was totally looking forward to this new month since I took the time to get the 20 points to get qualified. Started the first two events a little slow, then got positive points in the next two so not doing to bad.....then you guessed it.....I get donked in the next 6 events and in the 7th I could not give a damn what happened and went all in with AQ and didnt care one way or another.....looks like the month is over early for me. And with all that said I am no longer interested in PSO because of all the players that DO NOT CARE about either learning how to play good poker. This is far from what PSO used to be. It used to be about learning and now its nothing more than a tool for poker stars to get more depositors. I know I am capable of getting into the free money, however unless I can go for the top 5 spots it is not worth my time or the frustration of the bad play from the ones who do not care or try.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ace King 61 View Post
                Well, just got knocked out of my 4th game this month. Asking myself why I put up with this anymore. Really tired of it. Too many people that are not trying one bit to play good poker or better their game in any way. Too much frustration to keep this up. I try to let it go, but my "let go" has got up and went. It's break time for me.
                yeah, i feel your pain. i had to take a break from poker altogether to kind of clear the clutter. there were a few things i had to take care of personally, like realize that i had a family to take care of and couldn't spend my entire free time playing a game. time spent with them is more valuable than money...that is, at least for me. but i've come back and reprioritized my playing time. i've since had one of my highest finishes in a single POS tourney (28th...yeah, go ahead and flame...). taking a break is sometimes a very good thing...

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                • #9
                  The league as such has been a donk-fest for some time. I started the month with a view to playing enough to get a ticket for anything upcoming similar to the Warm Ups; but I think I have plummeted to about 4k the last time I looked.

                  I now spend a lot of time elsewhere where I actually see a return for my efforts.


                  MB

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                  • #10
                    tired of pso

                    I no exactly how you feel and this is how i combat it.Lets face it sometimes the mine field is large and navigating through it can be tough,you can lose a lot of limbs.So i take a step back depending on my mood either i take a day or 2 off from the pso and study poker or go and play other poker games that are simple and do not require a lot of thought such as badugi,razz and 2-7 lowball,lots of action in those games and a lot of fun.

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                    • #11
                      tired of pso

                      one other thing you can do which i forgot to mention is to change up the times you play,not that im being superstitious but sometimes i cannot win at that game at that time, for whatever reason bad players no cards etc,so i will stop playing at that start time and play the very 1st pso only or what ever time slot works for you best,good luck

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                      • #12
                        Pay more attention to your play and whether you were correct or not and you'll be learning and the results will follow. Too many people in the PSO tournament call out donk, often just based on one play. If you call an all in with AK, for example, you should realize that you are only a big favorite over weaker aces and a slight underdog to any pocket pair. So pay attention to your percentages and if you were the favorite going in then you made the right choice if the risk was acceptable.

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                        • #13
                          This is why Im advocating an advanced league. Take your lumps here, get better, then take it to the next level.

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                          • #14
                            My take....

                            1stMate08 staked me so I could qualify(thx agn),I did.I've certainly exp. plenty of the same hurdles(donks)whtevr...but to be honest,I expected it...Some good advice in not tryin to chase after losses(cash or pts)What I can say good about this exp.,is that I've made heads-up in my home game 4 wks straight,and it's no coincidence(spl chk).....this league has taught me how to lay down 2nd best, more often,and I CAN WIN FROM A SHORT STACK...HEHEHEHE....or at least place pretty well...when I avoid most of the first 3 levels,I can usually make pts....It's those DAMN BIG HANDS,early, that kick my F'ing ASS!!!!!!...of course,not all the time....and it's just so tempting w/SO plyrs(=4 or 5 hnded)and the calling stations/donks....what's an aggressive somewhat decent player to do??????????????????????????????.......Slow Down,Play Less,SURVIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              im out too

                              I was at a table and all but two or three were sitting out just to get. Points also the play. Is terrible It's all about the money at the end of the month and how to manipulate your way into it one player who is in the top 15 this month runs the clock. out every time even if he his going to fold in hopes of someone busting and improving his points the pso is about learning and poker stars should plug the leaks. As for me I'm playing in Mico stakes mtt on full tilt and am doing mutch better cashing $300 + since February still like the idea of pso but it has to be reworked for me to come back

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