mental block.

    • satishvasoya
      satishvasoya
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      Joined: 22.10.2010 Posts: 1,178
      hello everyone.
      i have been playing for little over a year now.
      and consistently had 500+ months but constant withdrawals meant i could never move up.
      the last 3 months were brutal lowest point being when i was down to last 100$ on feb 15th.
      since then i grinded nl10 religiously and and my br is now at 700 which is more than enough to start nl20 .
      but i am just not able to try as i might.
      even i manage to sit on a nl20 table i play like a stupid nit and get exploited.
      just cannot get past this mental block.i feel like i am just too scared.
      any help/suggestiong would be highly appreciated.

      thank you. :)
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    • kiromanAAKK
      kiromanAAKK
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      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 4,022
      Well mate, if I have understood you properly, you are almost a legend tbo

      You say that you were down to $100 and start play "only" NL10 that, since the 15th of February, you manage to reach $700 in less then a month, though

      obv, you have showed some courage as you played out bankroll or if make a better sound, you have used and aggressive (to the max) bankroll management that brought you an increase of bankroll ...

      Do not know what else to say other then

      "you are a legend!" :)
    • satishvasoya
      satishvasoya
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      Joined: 22.10.2010 Posts: 1,178
      not sure if trolling.
      but anyway i started nl10 because i knew i was good enough to beat it even with 10bis.
      also that 700 includes fdb n rb. :)
    • kiromanAAKK
      kiromanAAKK
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      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 4,022
      I mean, unless you had an incredible upswing, seem you are running good and as you say, plus, confidence and knowledge of the game make you in a good spotlight
      GL to the table :)
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,910
      Originally posted by satishvasoya
      hello everyone.
      i have been playing for little over a year now.
      and consistently had 500+ months but constant withdrawals meant i could never move up.
      the last 3 months were brutal lowest point being when i was down to last 100$ on feb 15th.
      since then i grinded nl10 religiously and and my br is now at 700 which is more than enough to start nl20 .
      but i am just not able to try as i might.
      even i manage to sit on a nl20 table i play like a stupid nit and get exploited.
      just cannot get past this mental block.i feel like i am just too scared.
      any help/suggestiong would be highly appreciated.

      thank you. :)
      I think the bold section is the important part.
      You have definitely demonstrated the skill.

      Your bankroll is large enough.

      I don't know how many tables of NL 10 your normally play, but I would drop all but one.

      Play that single table deliberately, hand for hand, and use the skill you obviously have.

      Play a short session -- even only 100 hands, and then analyse them.

      Then play your normal NL 10 session.

      Do this a few times to prove to yourself that you can do it.

      Best of luck,
      --VS
    • DecMate
      DecMate
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      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 939
      My question is, what do you play at NL10?!
      Cus i'm trying to beat it with no luck!

      How many hands have you played at NL10?
    • satishvasoya
      satishvasoya
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      Joined: 22.10.2010 Posts: 1,178
      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      Originally posted by satishvasoya
      hello everyone.
      i have been playing for little over a year now.
      and consistently had 500+ months but constant withdrawals meant i could never move up.
      the last 3 months were brutal lowest point being when i was down to last 100$ on feb 15th.
      since then i grinded nl10 religiously and and my br is now at 700 which is more than enough to start nl20 .
      but i am just not able to try as i might.
      even i manage to sit on a nl20 table i play like a stupid nit and get exploited.
      just cannot get past this mental block.i feel like i am just too scared.
      any help/suggestiong would be highly appreciated.

      thank you. :)
      I think the bold section is the important part.
      You have definitely demonstrated the skill.

      Your bankroll is large enough.

      I don't know how many tables of NL 10 your normally play, but I would drop all but one.

      Play that single table deliberately, hand for hand, and use the skill you obviously have.

      Play a short session -- even only 100 hands, and then analyse them.

      Then play your normal NL 10 session.

      Do this a few times to prove to yourself that you can do it.

      Best of luck,
      --VS
      hi vorpal.
      did you mean i 1 table nl20 first and then slowly increase tables.?
    • satishvasoya
      satishvasoya
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      Joined: 22.10.2010 Posts: 1,178
      Originally posted by DecMate
      My question is, what do you play at NL10?!
      Cus i'm trying to beat it with no luck!

      How many hands have you played at NL10?
      hi i play on microgaming network.
      hands must be around 15 to 17k..
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,910
      Originally posted by satishvasoya
      hi vorpal.
      did you mean i 1 table nl20 first and then slowly increase tables.?
      Play 1 table of NL 20 -- nothing else.
      Play a short session -- 100 hands or so
      Play each hand as it comes, keeping the other players, position, hand strength, flop texture etc in mind.

      Do this for two reasons:
        To prove to yourself that you can -- the game is the same, just the stakes are higher.
        to get used to the big bet sizing. At NL 20, putting in a 3BB raise seems drastically large compared to NL 10. You need to get accustomed to that.

      After a few sessions like this, try playing longer or adding tables.
      Be aware of the other players, and allow yourself to walk away if you don't like them for whatever reason.


      You say you played 15 - 17K of NL 10 -- that isn't a lot -- but you've played a long time. Are you sure it isn't more?


      Cheers,
      --VS
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hey there satishvasoya,

      I think before you start thinking about jumping into nl20 you need to find out what it is about doing it that scares you. If you don't fix your mental issues with the game they'll only come back to haunt you when the going gets tough or you're under pressure for whatever reason.
      May I recommend this guy, he's awesome and deals with the mental issues of the top sports stars:

      Videos with Schnitzelfisch - NEW: Professional Poker Attitude - How to Become More Confident

      Just ask him a question.

      I hope you get going soon and crush those regs at nl20! :s_cool:

      Mal.