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  • let's discuss downswings and staying positive

    what do you guys think a typically amount of buy-ins be when you're in a downswing?

    do you get worried and play smaller games when you're in a downswing?

    do you tough it out and just play through it without taking a break?

    how do you stay positive and play "your game" that made you a winning player before your downswing?

  • #2
    Good question, typically I dont grind enough to have a bad down streak.... but if I lose 3 or 4 in a row I usually take a day off. Now if I notice that my playing style has changed while losing I will take a few days off and try t remember what was working while I was hot

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    • #3
      Originally posted by john.duce View Post
      what do you guys think a typically amount of buy-ins be when you're in a downswing?

      do you get worried and play smaller games when you're in a downswing?

      do you tough it out and just play through it without taking a break?

      how do you stay positive and play "your game" that made you a winning player before your downswing?
      I know when I hit a downswing in the PSO, I usually take a day or two off without playing any. It gives me a chance to clear my mind, and re-evaluate my play. I can see where a downswing is because of variance and where it is a bad decision on my part. Then I jump on the horse again and avoid previous mistakes and hope that variance has moved on to the next guy for awhile. If you are scared about entering a tourney then you should not be entering it at all.

      I usually only enter real money tourneys when I feel I am playing my best poker of the month. If things ae going badly, then it is time to take a break and re-evaluate there as well.

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      • #4
        ok i admit it!!!

        if i have a downswing i take it out on the poor pso warm up guys

        sorry y'all

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        • #5
          Originally posted by john.duce View Post
          what do you guys think a typically amount of buy-ins be when you're in a downswing?

          do you get worried and play smaller games when you're in a downswing?

          do you tough it out and just play through it without taking a break?

          how do you stay positive and play "your game" that made you a winning player before your downswing?
          My games changed some in the pass 6 months, but one thing I've done always is try and play my game consistently. I try to limit myself by a schedule. I'll break it only if I'm running good, or running bad. Meaning I play about 2 hours a day of cash, if you I'm running good, I could play for 2 and a 1/2 hours, if I feel I'm playing badly, I'll quit after 30 minutes. Especially if I do things I know are mistakes.

          -shark

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          • #6
            ??

            imo-- if ure runnin bad - well then ure runnin bad- only reason i would drop buy in levels - is because i felt i was playin the same- was enjoying playing-(not tilted) and in a downswing-- so as to limit my losses- not to ward off the evil variance witch- that animal u cant kill--gl .. monk..

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            • #7
              Ditto

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