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01-14-2010 , 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by vanallin
Well said. However, I did watch a lot of videos and read a lot of posts on here. I found it difficult to apply that knowledge in novel situations.
Post hand histories when you're in these trouble spots and ask people what you should have done.
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01-14-2010 , 02:18 PM
Could you easily afford whatever you've lost?
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01-14-2010 , 02:19 PM
thanks for sharing op. i'm a losing player online as well and have similar tilt/b.roll issues that don't seem to come into play nearly as much in live poker. you mentioned that you used to crush .10/.25 home games with friends, why not find regular home games around where you live? it's much harder to drop a few BI live at a home game b/c of the embarrassment factor and the inability to chase losses at higher stakes.
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01-14-2010 , 03:25 PM
Do you think we are all stupid enough not to realise that you are doing this in the hope of an offer of free coaching?
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01-14-2010 , 03:41 PM
one idea for you OP:

1.Go back to grinding NL25 like you did when you were winning player.
2.Get a rakebackdeal
3.Use macro's and start 24tabling
4.Profit
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01-14-2010 , 04:42 PM
Can you write a book?
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01-14-2010 , 05:36 PM
Did you graduate highschool?

Do you do drugs?

A lot of drugs?

Imo you gotta keep trying no matter what someday you're sure to be a winning player.
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01-14-2010 , 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by DarkWizard
How often were u broke?
Probably about 20 times.
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01-14-2010 , 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SoLost
If you found out you could start winning at $5 an hour if you put in 5 hours of work a week, would you keep playing?
No, unless I was having a great time which is unlikely.
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01-14-2010 , 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by davek300
If you could, and assuming that your net income be unchanged, would you quit your job to be a full time poker player?
Probably not because I enjoy my job. I guess it depends on how many hours I would have to grind a week.
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01-14-2010 , 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by riverfish1
are there any secrets to preventing players from sitting down with half a BI, and then insta-leaving if they manage to double up? Anything I can say/do to keep them playing me?
I feel qualified to answer this as I have done this. When I do this I am underolled playing scared money. This can obviously be exploited as I am sure you are aware of strategies to play against scared money. Of course, if I'm buying in for $33.27 and playing super agro you know what that means. You just have to be patient and let me give you what's left of my roll.

If I double up against you, maybe just say "give me 15 more minutes please" or something like that."
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01-14-2010 , 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by fxstone11
you seem to have a deep understanding of why you're a loser at playing poker, yet apparently you're doing nothing to overcome these problems.
I don't believe that is true. I know exactly what to do to not tilt when I begin a session. The problem is making the right decision DURING tilt. Very difficult IMO.
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01-14-2010 , 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cryptowilly
Could you easily afford whatever you've lost?
Yes, the money has not impacted me at all. However, I think the stress has.
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01-14-2010 , 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by tskarzyn
thanks for sharing op. i'm a losing player online as well and have similar tilt/b.roll issues that don't seem to come into play nearly as much in live poker. you mentioned that you used to crush .10/.25 home games with friends, why not find regular home games around where you live? it's much harder to drop a few BI live at a home game b/c of the embarrassment factor and the inability to chase losses at higher stakes.
That is good advice. Thank you. However, I enjoy HU and Omaha and it's hard to find these in home games.
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01-14-2010 , 06:02 PM
do you tend to be more aggro or more of a station when tilting? Or does it depend? If it depends, what are the variables that cause each?
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01-14-2010 , 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Flintoff
Do you think we are all stupid enough not to realise that you are doing this in the hope of an offer of free coaching?
Lol. I'm sure getting a coach would help me. However, the purpose of this thread was not to ask for help on how to get better. There are plenty of resources already available for that.
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01-14-2010 , 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Chillypill
one idea for you OP:

1.Go back to grinding NL25 like you did when you were winning player.
2.Get a rakebackdeal
3.Use macro's and start 24tabling
4.Profit
Thanks, but the reason I enjoyed HU was because I actually enjoyed player poker. Not autopiloting. I enjoyed the multiple levels of thought and complexity. I tried multitabling and it just wasn't interesting to me.
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01-14-2010 , 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by OverplaysBigSlick
Did you graduate highschool?

Do you do drugs?

A lot of drugs?

Imo you gotta keep trying no matter what someday you're sure to be a winning player.
Yes, I graduated highschool. No drugs.
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01-14-2010 , 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by riverfish1
do you tend to be more aggro or more of a station when tilting? Or does it depend? If it depends, what are the variables that cause each?
First of all, I define tilt as Tommy Angelo does: any game that deviates from your A game. So, rarely am I in complete meltdown tilt. However, I am chasing losses playing way to high. Thus, I'm probably more a station playing scared money. I will 3-bet a lot pre (HU) but will not 4 bet unless I have the goods.
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01-15-2010 , 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by vanallin
The problem is making the right decision DURING tilt. Very difficult IMO.
ummm how about STOP playing.
When your emotions takes over your rationale...Just stop!!
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01-15-2010 , 12:41 PM
people realize that this is a well, not a "pretend you're actually a winning player and tell the losing player how to play" right?
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01-15-2010 , 12:45 PM
Voted this thread 5 stars, finding these responses very interesting.

Would you be more likely to continue playing someone heads up, even if you thought they had an edge, if they were:
-nice to you and friendly or
-seemed like a douche so you wanted to take their momey?
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01-15-2010 , 12:47 PM
looool epic. How could someone make this thread??
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01-15-2010 , 12:58 PM
A+ thread imo

gl to you op
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01-15-2010 , 03:24 PM
How do you decide which reg to sit with HU? Randomly pick one, pick the top table, pick somebody who isn't sitting full stacked, someone with a funny name, etc.?? do you search out regs that are on the more lag/maniacal side for a funner game?
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