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Non-showdown stable, showdown dooooooooown

    • Lolomanas
      Lolomanas
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.07.2014 Posts: 1
      Greetings,

      I'm playing Rush 10nl. With some ups and downs I made $100 in 10000 hands.

      Until the Great Draught began. Then I lost $140 in 4000 hands. I had a laughable amount of very good second-best hands, KK x AA, etc.

      This is my question, though:

      Even in that 4000 hand interval I'm only slightly down in now-showdown winnings. It's been only slightly up and down the whole period.

      What lessons could I take from that?


      Thanks!!!!

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    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
      Super Moderator
      Super Moderator
      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,715
      Originally posted by Lolomanas
      Greetings,

      I'm playing Rush 10nl. With some ups and downs I made $100 in 10000 hands.

      Until the Great Draught began. Then I lost $140 in 4000 hands. I had a laughable amount of very good second-best hands, KK x AA, etc.

      This is my question, though:

      Even in that 4000 hand interval I'm only slightly down in now-showdown winnings. It's been only slightly up and down the whole period.

      What lessons could I take from that?


      Thanks!!!!

      Hi, Lolomanas,
      Welcome to the PokerStrategy.com forums!

      First off, 10K hands of upswing, and 4K of down is not really a large enough sample size, so the following is just speculation.

      When the NSD winnings are rising and the SD winnings are falling, it may be a sign that you are being aggressive a bit too much. In other words, you are not giving up when indications are that you're beat.

      It seems counter-intuitive to suggest that you can make money by folding, but in reality you're just losing less.

      Before you get to head-scratching though, I suggest you read: "The Red Line Myth" by w34z3l -- one of the coaches at PokerStrategy.com. Without a doubt the best article on showdown/non-showdown winnings ever.

      Peace,
      VS;