Originally Posted by Itsterminology
Is that where risk of ruin comes to play? I've been looking into that, to kind of help motivate me to taking bad beats easier.
This is, however, purly mathematical and doesnt take tilt in to concideration.
Its somewhat clear you have a negative approach to poker (Also known as being weak-tight. Congratz, you have been diagnosed with: Monsters under the bed syndrom - we've all had it, and once you get rid of it you can start thinking clearly about ranges and thinking along the lines "Okay, if villian calls, I expect him to be behind 55% of the time thus a bet is +ev" and not "Ohh, he could have suckedout on me - so ill check the river just incase")
its all well and good to minimize losses if your behind... but you gotta maximise winnings when ahead! - This is minmax... currently it seems all your doing is minimising losses because your terrified of loosing - so your not effectivly maximise winnings.
Go away and play 100k hands of online poker... The cooler in your example will become standard very quickly. Especially after your first real downswing - which will crush your sole