Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > General Poker Discussion > Poker Beats, Brags, and Variance

Notices

Poker Beats, Brags, and Variance Here's where you put your whines and wins.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2011, 06:49 AM   #1
newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 16
What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

What emotions do you feel when you lose a ton of money, and also what emotions do you feel when you win a ton? Im really new to poker and want to know what it feels like to have these things happen to you. Thanks!
BetThisOnesFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 06:51 AM   #2
old hand
 
Led Zeppelin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hows it goin, T?
Posts: 1,228
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

Led Zeppelin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
banned
 
DamienT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: France / Netherlands
Posts: 6,916
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

I don't feel anything.
DamienT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 06:53 AM   #4
banned
 
Pmoney91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: upsetting regular posters
Posts: 545
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DamienT View Post
I don't feel anything.
Pmoney91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 07:09 AM   #5
grinder
 
only nuts/better's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: noun (fr L) A place where someth...
Posts: 471
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

.
only nuts/better is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 07:38 AM   #6
banned
 
Titaniums's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 501
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

Lose a lot of money:
Spoiler:


Win a lot of money:
Spoiler:
Titaniums is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 07:55 AM   #7
veteran
 
roggo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sit to banana
Posts: 2,173
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

I touch myself.
roggo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 08:52 AM   #8
adept
 
2Robusto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Omaha, Stars
Posts: 814
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

It's always nice to win money, but it never feels as good as the pain you feel when you lose. Of course it depends on the amounts you win/lose.

I once had 100 dollars left in my account and same night I booked 2 final tables and scored 3200$. That felt awesome! But winning 10 buy-ins in cashgames just feels like "mefh".. Ending a session 10+ buyins down I want to kill myself and punch my self in the face for not quitting earlier.. I blame everything from variance to the weather outside. Im currently ultra busto, but a year back I had a 20k bankroll. Win 10k, hookers, cocain, dom perignon and parties, lose 10k stay in bed for 2 days and not get up.

Now im playing micros trying to make rent. Poker is one hell of a game.

Last edited by 2Robusto; 06-29-2011 at 08:58 AM.
2Robusto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 09:50 AM   #9
centurion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 180
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

There are so many different parts to this question, imo.

losing money always sucks, but it has different levels and degrees of suck depending on how much is at stake, if it's a tournament or a cash game, if I lost money b/c I played bad or if I lost money b/c I played well.

Winning always kicks ass, but also has different levels of kick-assery depending on the previously mentioned variables.

Here's how I feel, sorr if it's tl. if so, ;dr.

1. Winning a tournament (I mean an MTT) or even making a very deep run and making it into the good part of the money (last 5 or so in a final table) is an incredible feeling. blasting through a couple thousand people and remembering your starting stack, the blinds, and all of the difficult swings you had throughout the tourney, you begin to realize that, at least once in your life, you probably did a few things right with the cards dealt to you at the time. Winning the tournament itself is like getting a tugjob from Salma Hayek (Dusk Til Dawn era) while you're on ecstacy. you feel on top of the world and you, at least for a brief time, entertain ideas on what you'll spend your monies on.

2. Havin a winning cash game session for a decent amount of money (at least for me) doesn't feel nearly as good as a tournament win. I don't know if it's the whole placement thing of 1st, 2nd, etc etc, but it's just not the same. However, a good session does make you feel immediately better than everyone at your table (OMG especilly live). The money from one grind doesn't really feel as awesome as seeing the money add up after a longer stretch of time, which is why some of us play cash in the first place; to, over a long period of time, come out ahead. That being said, if you're just a casual player, going to the casino with 200 dollars @ a 1/2 and leaving with like 1.6k is ****ing awesome, and feels like the earlier mentioned tugjob.

3. Losing a big buy in to a tournament sucks balls. it hurts, and the degree of hurt depends (at least for some) on how you went out and when you went out. The sting of a bad beat hurts a ****load when you lose a big buy in for a tournament, but the sting doesn't hurt nearly as bad as the long term annoyance with yourself when you realize that your ****ty play is what got you to the rail. It's a terrible feeling, losing that buy in because you tried to bluff all your chips to a calling station, made a crying call when you were obviously beaten, or when you let a pot get out of hand when you were just marginally ahead. It hurts especially when it's a big tournament that you saved up for and paid in cash and travelled to a casino for.

4. a losing session in a cash game sucks balls, too. watching your bankroll sink to the ground is a terrible thing to watch, and it's often times too much for your average grinder. Some will steady grind back up because they never lose their cool. Others will turn off the computer/leave the casino and call it a night. These people don't hurt so bad when losing a lot of money. It may very well still hurt, but they probably know they are better off than who I'm about to talk about. Others go on tilt... Badly. Tilting with large amounts of money and continuesly losing more and more makes many people feel like they have to earn it back. They begin by opening more tables, then they decide to raise the limits to make the wins fast, maybe moving to quick games they aren't very good at. This leads to Level-9-super mega astro-tilt or whateve Phil Laak's crazy ass calls it. And then the bankroll is gone. Losing your entire roll feels like that Salma Hayek tugjob was replaced by a Cactus Man from Super Mario World on SNES tugjob. Some get physically sick. Others get shakey. Some throw computers out of windows. None of it feels good. It's really hard to explain, but losing a large amount of money because of lack of self control doesn't feel like anything when you're losing it until the very end when you realize it's too late.... and you realize you've been running a tank off of pure desperation. It is at that point that the rage fire dies down and the guilt mobile parks in front of your house.



so, in short, winning a lot of money is like getting an HJ from a hot celebrity. Losing a lot of money is not.
Gonzo Chips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 01:49 PM   #10
old hand
 
ChaosReigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pontiff of Poodles
Posts: 1,974
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

Ain't no mountain higher, ain't no valley lower.
ChaosReigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 02:51 PM   #11
grinder
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 647
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

I'm just a grinder and have become somewhat neutral to the ups and downs of the game
JustKOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 06:29 PM   #12
veteran
 
Texas_Oldham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,947
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

Abs(pain_of_losing) > thrill_of_winning
Texas_Oldham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #13
grinder
 
piet_evil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: under the bridge
Posts: 574
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

i just can speak for myself
winning= feeling good
losing= feeling bad
piet_evil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 08:02 PM   #14
 
wafflehouse1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Posts: 9,466
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

When I lose boatloads of money, I feel really great. I mean just super happy.

When I win money no matter how big, I just want to puke my ****ing guts out.
wafflehouse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 08:19 PM   #15
old hand
 
Cracked_Avacado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Im on the bleechers
Posts: 1,981
Re: What is it like to both lose a Lot of money and win a LOT of money?

its like making love to a hot chick then someone runs in and stuffs warm rhino **** right down your ****ing throat
Cracked_Avacado is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive