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Old 04-15-2018, 03:52 AM   #1
Samybe12
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My degen mentality

Here’s my problem:

I am playing poker online and I win at an insane win rate. Crazy stuff. I end my session and the same thing happens every night... I end up playing higher stakes and losing everything I grinded and it happens all the time, I tried to look for a way to auto-exclude myself from certain stakes but on party poker you can’t. If I actually played my stake for which I am rolled I’d be destroying the field and I have the result to prove it... but I go play game I suck at like HU with 5 buy in and end up losing a week of grinding... idk how to stop myself from doing that.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: My degen mentality

Don't go up in stakes!
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:00 AM   #3
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Re: My degen mentality

Sounds like you're not getting any thrill at the stakes you play so then you go a bit mad.. why not start off at a higher stake to balance it out
I know everyone on here is always trying to be professional in their outlook but let's face it a lot of people start playing poker because it looks like an exciting way to make lots of money. If you are just grinding it out and getting no thrill then it's like a chore until the dam bursts and then you go chase that thrill in a irresponsible way . So set your sights a bit higher to begin with maybe
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:51 PM   #4
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Re: My degen mentality

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Sounds like you're not getting any thrill at the stakes you play so then you go a bit mad.. why not start off at a higher stake to balance it out
I know everyone on here is always trying to be professional in their outlook but let's face it a lot of people start playing poker because it looks like an exciting way to make lots of money. If you are just grinding it out and getting no thrill then it's like a chore until the dam bursts and then you go chase that thrill in a irresponsible way . So set your sights a bit higher to begin with maybe
Thanks for the feedback! I am thinking about what you're saying and it makes sense to me!
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