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Old 11-11-2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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Understanding the ''Grinding'' process

I am new to Poker, but I fell in love with the psychological aspects of it. At the end of the day if you know the maths you will end up winning more than losing, but if you are a genius ''actor'' or a manipulator you can minimize your losses even more.

I was browsing around Poker players Instagrams and on Youtube and I keep hearing ''grinding''.
Would love to hear your thoughts about this term and how it applies to Poker?
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: Understanding the ''Grinding'' process

It's not always fun. During the bad times, you gotta grind it out if you want long term success.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:23 PM   #3
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It's not always fun. During the bad times, you gotta grind it out if you want long term success.
Can you even rely on Poker as a ''long term'' when looking from a business point of view?

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Old 11-11-2017, 04:10 PM   #4
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Re: Understanding the ''Grinding'' process

Depends on how you look at it I suppose. However, everyone will have downswings on long timelines if they put in the hands.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:31 AM   #5
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Re: Understanding the ''Grinding'' process

If u shove 77, get called by 22 and then 2 outered by quack quacks that's legit downswing.

However there are times where I came to FT with the shortest stack ended up winning 1st. It's about maximizing your ev, plays. Assuming you put in number of hours, enough bankroll, stay patience.

May the poker god be on your side for longer...

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Old 11-12-2017, 03:42 PM   #6
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Re: Understanding the ''Grinding'' process

It's not that I am a player, but I would really love to understand what makes people abandon everything and embark on a journey as a grinder with such high risks
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:53 PM   #7
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Re: Understanding the ''Grinding'' process

'Grinder/grinding' doesn't mean that a player is a pro. It means putting in a lot of hours at the same stake the object of which is to allow superior play to lead to winning as opposed to the occasional higher stake shot taking that a player might do.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:36 AM   #8
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It's not that I am a player, but I would really love to understand what makes people abandon everything and embark on a journey as a grinder with such high risks
If you have enough bankroll for playing poker along with side income for emergency uses, I think it's not risky at all. Only the recreational players once they on tilt, they will burn their buy ins or tend to climb bigger stake to chase back their losses.

Like I said, patience is one of the primary attributes of a good, long term poker players. The rest is exploitation etc

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Old 11-13-2017, 04:24 PM   #9
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If you have enough bankroll for playing poker along with side income for emergency uses, I think it's not risky at all. Only the recreational players once they on tilt, they will burn their buy ins or tend to climb bigger stake to chase back their losses.

Like I said, patience is one of the primary attributes of a good, long term poker players. The rest is exploitation etc

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Thank you very much I like what you said.
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