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    My games not improving and I suck at this game I quit. Ive lost way to much money over a time and im not winning it back so I have to quit. I always thought I could become a winning player but I have to except that I suck at poker and am a big losing player. So good luck to everyone here and thanks for all the lessons.
    2 Time Bracelet Winner



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    YEP WE ALL HAVE THOSE DAYS SEE YOU NEXT WEEK umbup:
    sometimes i laugh so hard tears run down my leg

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    • #3
      rwtyujkuhtrgewfrtyuioiytr
      Last edited by Weee--Waise; Mon Sep 05, 2011, 04:14 AM.

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      • #4
        Perhaps it isn't poker that you cannot play. It might be this particular variation. Suggest you start playing a different game in the play money until you think you're ready for the cash version. Lots of options out there if Hold'em isn't working.

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          rwtyujkuhtrgewfrtyuioiytr
          Last edited by Weee--Waise; Mon Sep 05, 2011, 04:14 AM.

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          • #6
            if u really want to get good at poker, u have to think about it all the time. u have to constantly analyze the hands u played badly in ur head so that when the situation presents itself in the future, u will make the correct decision. is there any pattern of losing in ur game? by this i mean are there specific situations that seem to keep coming up where u end up on the short end of the stick for one reason or another? if u can give us some more details about ur game, we could definitely give u some relevant pointers to get urself going again. but yeah, taking a break for awhile and not even thinking about poker is probably ur best bet and this point. then u will be motivated to come back full force. u gotta love the game to death and be motivated to play if u want good results. good luck to u umbup:

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Weee--Waise View Post
              Some people no matter how hard they try to learn this game, even if they put all the time in the world into learning and applying the lessons that are available here or where ever just aren't cut out for this crazy game we love to play some days and to hate so much the next. if it was so easy everyone would be playing it and winning... some people have to lose though in order for there to be winners, it's unfortunate some get so addicted to it that they lose everything including the shirt on their back, some have enough common sense to call it quits when they know they are beat. but some don't...first and foremost..keep it fun and it won't get to that point...knowing when to get out before it's to late is the key IMO...id personally just take a long over due break...go do something else that you enjoy doing for a while, then come back and monkey around on the play tables for a bit ...I got hooked on poker bad when I first started playing, couldn't get enough of it, but the addiction finally wore off after about a year and it's been good ever since
              Weee I know we've bumped heads a couple times in the past but I just gotta say that in my opinion this is one of the best posts I've read here in a really long time. Nicely said and I couldn't agree more. poker I know you love the game and when one feels that their love for something is unrequited it's hard. Take some time off and see if you can square yourself to coming back to the game for enjoyment first and foremost. Whether that's for play money or a small amount deposit that you're okay with losing (if it comes to that...) knowing that it's an "entertainment" cost is up to you. If you can square yourself to playing the game just for the joy of the game itself and seeing some improvement in your play as reward enough and most importantly HAVING FUN with it then it's all to the good. If your enjoyment is solely predicated on some notion of "I have to win X amount.." or whatever then you may be better to stay away,at least for the time being. Best I can say it,I hope you find peace with your decision whatever it may be. umbup:

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              • #8
                How can anyone bump heads with Moxie? Seriously.

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                • #9
                  After what Wee and Moxie have said, there is very little I could add to this...but if you genuinely feel you need to stop, for whatever reason, then please do just that.

                  Click on the link below...its an article by Simon "Aces" Trumper, a Top British pro who was once ranked Number 1 in Europe. It's a very cautionary tale indeed.


                  http://www.simonacestrumper.com/poker-in-europe01.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RedLetterman View Post
                    How can anyone bump heads with Moxie? Seriously.
                    Uh,because I can be a complete and total dick sometimes. Years of practice. Honed to a steely,phallic edge...umbup:

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                    • #11
                      Try RAZZ or 2-7 there fun

                      Try RAZZ or 2-7 there fun..I like 2 play diff games u get bored of the same maybe it's NL Holdem your sick of in general and might have alot more fun playing Razz or something and might be better @ it or even play the HORSE taurneys be fun for u learning all the new games learn with the play chips 1st then try ya hand at the new games for small cash and have fun

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pokerstar671 View Post
                        My games not improving and I suck at this game I quit. Ive lost way to much money over a time and im not winning it back so I have to quit. I always thought I could become a winning player but I have to except that I suck at poker and am a big losing player. So good luck to everyone here and thanks for all the lessons.
                        Two things sprung to mind when reading this.......................

                        I can't remember which thread it was in, but a month or so ago I remember referring to you as a "gambler" after reading your comments.

                        Then a week or two back, I think it was in one of the Bootcamp sessions, you stated that I "always" played too tight.

                        Now I'm not saying this in order to knock you in any way, but I think those statements were indicative of how differently the two of us view the game. Your satisfaction or "buzz" appears to come from being involved in the action. Mine comes from making a withdrawal at the end of the month and my approach is tailored to ensure that happens. Action is great, but if I don't have the cards, position or stack to justify participating I'm quite happy to watch others go to war and do the work for me.

                        You really have to decide what it is that you want from the game. To play for entertainment or profit are equally valid reasons. But to get more of one, you almost always have to accept less of the other.

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                        • #13
                          Originally Posted by pokerstar671

                          My games not improving and I suck at this game I quit. Ive lost way to much money over a time and im not winning it back so I have to quit. I always thought I could become a winning player but I have to except that I suck at poker and am a big losing player. So good luck to everyone here and thanks for all the lessons.


                          If you fell off your horse would you walk home ? No you would get back on and be more carefull next time, that's it in a nutshell. I have felt like quitting so many times, give it a miss for a couple of days reduce your buy ins and have more patience, tweak what you consider to be good starting hands and tighten up all round. If a complete numpty like me can hang about the 200 mark in the prem then its poss for anyone. Good luck and stick at it.
                          2012 Double Bracelet Winner
                          Bracelet Winner

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                          • #14
                            Yes i quit downloading porn ever since i found out im no good at playing wif my self. When u see u dont have the goods at one thing try another thing to kill time, i came across pokerstars and the holdem game few yrs back and damm sure beats playing wif my self. GL GG and enjoy ur new past times when u find out what it is or what ur good at!

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                            • #15
                              there some really good advice here. I actually play very little anymore, since black friday. and instead focus my energy almost entirely on learning more.reading and rereading stuff til the concepts i'm reading about are alomost engraved in my lil pea.this ,for me, for now, is enough to keep on keepin' on. I play a couple of home games now and again to put what i'm learning into practice, but thats about it, and I feel that when my gov. says I can play again,my game will be MUCH improved over before BF. and if you truly feel that your capacity to learn the game to a standard that you are comfortable with, just plain isn't there, then you are probably be better served to use your energy towards something else. best of luck in whatever you decide to do, and no this community will be here to help if you decide to stick around. all the best, and stack em high !! MT
                              May the tinfoil protect you. MT

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