Real heavy downswing

    • Michailewic
      Michailewic
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      Yesterday (Friday), I was in such a downswing that I lost 8 full stacks (probably I lost 1 stack because of bad play after previous loses due to bad luck) It was my first experience with such "real" downswing. I was afraid to play when I had AA because I lost with them every time and almost always I was all-in preflop (and once I hit a set).

      Hopefully, it is over now.

      Can someone tell me, how often does this usually happen?
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    • xylere
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      Do you play fr or sh?

      Depends on your style, I guess)
      but 8 stacks is not that much, will happen once in a while
    • sismis
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      In SH you can have even bigger downswing. It happens because you take coinflip all-ins on flop or you never let go TPTK or overpair hands.
    • Michailewic
      Michailewic
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      I play either 3 FR and 1 SH or occacionally 2FR and 2 SH. Now, I will play just 4 FR for a while.

      And yes, one stack I lost because of overpair.

      Once in a while means once a month or something more positive?
    • sismis
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      If you lost 8 full stacks in FR then you probably have problem with folding fast enough or you are just extremly unlucky. I recommend posting hands in evaluation section.

      edit: for me once in a while means once a week but im playing SH and im donking idiot :)
    • xylere
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      ^^

      +1 to posting hands obv

      for me it means even more frequently, since i play HU and love gambling :D
    • Michailewic
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      I think I was extremly unlucky since I use to lose cca 2 stacks in total but I win 6 stacks (I played poker 1 or 2 evenings a week with net profit of 4 stacks), but last Friday.

      And I do post some hands - those with which I lost litle more :)
    • Michailewic
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      And one more question...

      At NL25 (both FR and SH), my winrate is 7.4 BB (18945 played hands) - before that unlucky downswing, it was 8,4 BB (14698 played hands).

      At NL25 FR, my winrate is 7,3 BB (15519 played hands) - before that downswing, it was 9,6 BB (12362 played hands).

      Are these statistics good?
    • Michailewic
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      Finally, stream of bad luck is over (I am back to 8,4 BB winrate). Now, pocket aces like me once again and my pocket jacks get much action if I hit a set with them :)