Weekly Poll:What sort of news do you find most interesting and want to see more of?

  • Poll
    • What sort of news do you find most interesting and want to see more of?

      • 18
        Promotion News
        33%
      • 16
        Any and all news are good
        29%
      • 13
        Content News
        24%
      • 7
        World Of Poker News
        13%
      • 1
        I dont really care about news
        2%
      Total: 55 Votes
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Lately we have started publishing a lot of more world of poker news and news in general. What do you think of this development? Would you like to see more regular World of Poker news? Since few users actually voice themselves in the comments we have made the topic this weeks Weekly poll.

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
  • 10 replies
    • timukasr
      timukasr
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2007 Posts: 1,820
      All news are of course good and interesting to read.
    • Drakhor
      Drakhor
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.01.2008 Posts: 554
      Promtion news? :D Sorry, I can't help proofreading. ;)

      I don't really care what kind of news appear on my To Do list, but it's always interesting to read about what's going on in the poker world. :)

      The lack of feedback via comments is a bit saddening, especially in comparison with the original German news... :(


      [EDIT]: A fine proofreader I am if I don't even notice my own mistakes... :rolleyes:
    • finchybg
      finchybg
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.12.2007 Posts: 910
      The more promotion news, the better :D

      Anyway, I read almost all of them, so the more news, the better is also true.
    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,070
      all news!

      I think this would be a cool tool if pokertstrategy could make it. "regarding world of poker news"

      For each pro tour show the winner/runner ups for each tourney and keep stats on each major player. (LAPT, EPT, etc....
    • dallievas
      dallievas
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      I like all news,read most of them,but what can I comment ... poor Gus ,lost tournament or nice promotion.My special interest is good PS members achievements ,it`s like doping to work when downswing hits. :)
    • istahhcy
      istahhcy
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.04.2008 Posts: 1
      i would love to hear or read any1 write or post about the ebbs and flows of yearly online poker. me myself have been playing on pp for bout 3 1/2 yrs now and have re ently ran into a "frozen wave" of bb and bad cads where it seems like i'm being set up for failure. i subscribe to cardplaye mag and read a couple posts recently bout guys having the same thing happen to them fo a year straight after having much success. and then taking time away fom the game. then coming back stronger than ever. i know i can beat my current game but the beats currentlyae beating me. some1 help please. ive heard that due to the speed of the online game that an online player can get 5 ys of playing experince out of 1 yr online and that up and down swings should be shorter in duration but it's been 5 months now and i'm starting to have my doubts. any1 been through this?
    • Tukaluga
      Tukaluga
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 345
      So
      what u discribe i think is a "normal" downswing.
      Heard from people that had a downswing 4 six month up to 1 1/2 yrs
      so thats what could happen to everyone of us.
      :(
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Originally posted by istahhcy
      i would love to hear or read any1 write or post about the ebbs and flows of yearly online poker. me myself have been playing on pp for bout 3 1/2 yrs now and have re ently ran into a "frozen wave" of bb and bad cads where it seems like i'm being set up for failure. i subscribe to cardplaye mag and read a couple posts recently bout guys having the same thing happen to them fo a year straight after having much success. and then taking time away fom the game. then coming back stronger than ever. i know i can beat my current game but the beats currentlyae beating me. some1 help please. ive heard that due to the speed of the online game that an online player can get 5 ys of playing experince out of 1 yr online and that up and down swings should be shorter in duration but it's been 5 months now and i'm starting to have my doubts. any1 been through this?
      HI istahhcy

      I am sorry to hear, that you are running bad in the last months. I would suggest that you do more on the theoretical side of the game. Read all our articles, watch videos, talk to other players, but most important post hands in the hand posting forums, wher you get judged by realy experienced players.
      I wish you all the best.

      TribunCaesar
    • eRazeU
      eRazeU
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.04.2008 Posts: 1
      Hi istahhcy,

      I feel your pain. I have recently been on a "downswing" which lasted about 6 months. It seemed that no matter what I did, I couldn't win. My opponents just kept hitting their flushes, straights etc whilst my sets, straights etc never seemed to hold up. Not only on-line but live in the casino also. It really made me begin to question whether i could be a winning player.

      The fact is that luck does play a part in the game and if you're getting your money in with the best of it and still losing there's not much you can do but reflect that you made correct decisions but just got unlucky...

      If I didn't really love poker and most everything that comes with it I would have quit long ago after experiencing those nasty "downswings".

      One of the first things I asked myself not so long ago when in the middle of this "downswing"
      was - "Am I really on/in a downswing?" Meaning, am I just getting unlucky or am I doing something or some things wrong and if so what are they and how can I fix them.(I also noticed that I had begun putting a lot of things down to the "downswing" that could be changed)

      With that in mind I really sat down and began to think about my play.

      One of the first things I started to do was recording my poker sessions on an exel spreadsheet
      Live/Online(different sites)/Tournaments/CashGames/Game type/Length/Comments

      This really helps you to see exactly what youre spending/making/losing money and where
      you're most profitable

      It may be that you are playing a particular site/game because you enjoy the game/site/players but are actually losing there.. Try and concentrate on your strengths according to your stats.

      Also. Don't fall in love with a particular table/time or site to play on unless youre profitable.

      I played a lot on PStars last year and really hit a "downswing" towards the end of the year.
      I spoke to a few people about it and they suggested a few other sites and also that I should move off a table if the play is very strong. He said "Its not like there's a shortage of other tables to choose from." Now, if I dont like the table, I leave immediately.

      Regarding time to play. No doubt you have noticed the different styles of play of Scandinavians v's US players etc. If you record the times you play and record your results v's players from certain regions at times past midnight (where they are) you may find that that is a profitable time to play and make yourself a schedule of when you should log on.

      There are also a number of good tracking programs that give you all kinds of information about your opponents. I am in the process of looking through these for myself so will post my results when I am finished.

      I then asked myself - When is may game less than at its best and what can i do to recognize this?

      1/ When I'm tired - Who has played for longer than they really shoud have and ended up making some less than perfect decisions?? ME!! I play at least 33% worse when i'm tired.

      I now try to limit my sessions to 8 hours max and take appropiate breaks for meals etc.

      2/ When I'm drunk...yes I have come home after a night out and logged on and tried to dominate the world and woken up the next day with a 0 balance.(these are the types of players you should be looking for)

      I don't play after a night out any more. Well, maybe a little :)

      3/ When I'm stressed. Playing when there is anything else on your mind is not a good idea.
      I play about 33% worse when thinking about anythying else either cosciously or unconsciously. Particilarly money. If you're worried about the money your game will faulter.
      bankroll management is key. The articles on this site are very good and there are plenty of others about.

      I dont play when i'm stressed or if I do I play low limits to limit potential losses

      I only usually play with 3 buy ins behind me in cash games. I have found that if I lose 3 buy ins in any game then i am just having a bad day/night and should move on.

      4/ Positive thinking. I think most people who have had a bit of bad luck know what it's like to
      look at the board and expect the flush or straight card that their opponent needs to hit. Its easy to get negative and start playing that way. It only serves to perpetuate the "downswing".

      I try to start fresh each day and play a positive game. I raise almost all my good hands. I don't just wait and hope to have the best hand at the end.

      SO, ARE YOU REALLY ON A "DOWNSWING"? Maybe, but try a few of the above and see if things improve.



      Wow, I've rambled on a little longer than i expected to...

      Anyway.... I hoped this helped.

      It definitely helped me. After doing all of the above and reading this sites educational articles I managed to turn the $50 sponsorship I recieved on FullTilt into $550 in 1 week.

      Good luck at the tables!
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Hi eRazeU

      Very nice first post! There is a lot of truth in your post. In another forum this post is a sticky worth.
      Hopefully i can read more from you in the future.

      Best regads,
      TribunCaesar