Well it happened...
I heard some story about it too tho, i was laughing thinking no way it can happen to me because usually it happens at much higher stakes due to shorter winning rate and the aggressiveness of the stakes in question.
1000BB downswing in the past 5 months...
I almost quit online poker last week !
I know i am not a great poker player but still.
I just could not hit my fair share of draws and i was losing way too many 80-90% pot equity on the river.
3 toughts cross my mind:
I was thinking i was not as good as i thought,
the competition got way better in an amazing short time frame or
the site i was playing on had some superuser accounts ( i was really starting to think about it, the way it went...)
Than i decided to give it 1 more shot 3 days ago and in a few hours i just got around 200BB back.
Still shaking tho but confidence seem to come back bit by bit and it really start to went well when i just stop focusing on the money and just try to play good poker.
Of course in a downswing you surely play badly some of the time and i think i was just trying to win too many pot instead of just accepting the variance ride and make good folds.
And for the newcomers, yeah 50BB - 100BB downswing is nothing once you experience that ****ty 5 months period that i lived.
So hand in there and dont sweat about it even if it reach 200BB if you know you are a winning player.
I hope no one experience this but if it ever happens to you just know it will pass and i feel for you ( unless you play at my table
Anyway, it is going a bit better but was wondering if anyone did suffer such a huge downswing ?
I would be very interesting to know what would of been the chance that happening for a guy who runs at least at 1 BB/100 hands tho !
Even 0.75BB/100hands would be interesting to see if it does make any significant difference .
Gl at the table, yes luck sometimes seem to play a crucial role