Re: Knowledge of the realities of poker and emotional control
improve your life outside of poker to make your mood less dependend on your swings.
only a new gf or a new job (or an upcoming big party) can do that for me.
if i dont have something like that, no matter how smart i am and how big my knowledge about standard-deviation, variance and 2 outers is, i simply keep getting angry for short periods.
i usually scream things like "****ing-****ed-****er-****ing-me-****ing-up-****-you-****tard"
(only in german, i replace **** with "scheiße").
only takes like 10sec-1 minute and im calmed down again.
sorry for off-topic, i know you mean longterm bad mood.
maybe you should take a break and learn a new game, its +EV in the long run,
and + recent feel-good atm, since its fresh, new, different and a lot of fun,
not like same game, same beats, all over again.
when you have a higher winrate you will experience shorter and smaller downswings,
and mixed-games still offer huge edges like nlhe in 2006.
the triple-stud tournaments 2.20-5.50$ are very soft and you should instantly be a winner, when you understood the rules of the 3 games and correct play on 3rd street (comparable to preflop-play).
although the 8-game cash 20c/40c is very soft and a lot of fun and easy (change-)money.
up to 1/2$ (25c/50c) you will win with simple abc-play.
dont think twice, follow my advice and soon itll all be nice.
Last edited by HU4holes; 06-09-2012 at 02:11 PM.