So, how do I deal with "variance"?

    • SignOff1970
      SignOff1970
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      Joined: 24.04.2011 Posts: 399
      Below you find todays examples. The problem is, that this is the usual. Every day.

      So, if this is the usual, how do I deal with it? Can it get worse? How? This is my daily routine. Over and over. It takes it's toll. I curse, when I get dealt AA, KK, QQ. I curse, when I get dealt AJo. I curse, when I see runner runner str8, flush. I consider foldequity a myth. I am run over and over by worst hands. Just because they have a call button. If you see a small turn bet, I am already in the "allright, river gonna fuck me up again" mode. And so on. Trying to hit an OESD with FD? Yeah right, only happens on paper to me, lol.

      So, if this is the usual for me, how do I deal with it?

      Poker Stars $0.10+$0.01 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t20/t40 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2900209
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      BTN: t2680 67 BBs
      SB: t3310 82.75 BBs
      BB: t1735 43.38 BBs
      UTG: t2725 68.12 BBs
      UTG+1: t2005 50.12 BBs
      UTG+2: t4805 120.12 BBs
      Hero (MP1): t1960 49 BBs
      MP2: t1395 34.88 BBs
      CO: t6435 160.88 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t60) Hero is MP1 with 6 :diamond: 3 :diamond:
      2 folds, UTG+2 calls t40, Hero raises to t160, MP2 calls t160, CO calls t160, 2 folds, BB calls t120, UTG+2 calls t120

      Flop: (t820) 9 :club: 2 :diamond: 9 :diamond: (5 players)
      BB checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero bets t360, MP2 folds, CO folds, BB calls t360, UTG+2 calls t360

      Turn: (t1900) Q :heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero checks

      River: (t1900) 7 :diamond: (3 players)
      BB bets t200, UTG+2 raises to t1320, Hero raises to t1440 all in, BB calls t1015 all in, UTG+2 calls t120

      Final Pot: t5995
      BB shows J :club: Q :spade: (two pair, Queens and Nines)
      UTG+2 shows 7 :spade: 9 :heart: (a full house, Nines full of Sevens)
      Hero shows 6 :diamond: 3 :diamond: (a flush, Nine high)
      UTG+2 wins t450
      UTG+2 wins t5545


      Poker Stars $5.00+$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10/t20 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2900214
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      UTG+1: t3000 150 BBs
      UTG+2: t2876 143.80 BBs
      MP1: t2970 148.50 BBs
      MP2: t3000 150 BBs
      CO: t2930 146.50 BBs
      BTN: t3114 155.70 BBs
      SB: t2980 149 BBs
      Hero (BB): t2650 132.50 BBs
      UTG: t3480 174 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t30) Hero is BB with K :heart: K :club:
      3 folds, MP1 raises to t60, 1 fold, CO calls t60, 2 folds, Hero raises to t210, MP1 calls t150, CO calls t150

      Flop: (t640) 8 :club: J :spade: 2 :diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets t420, MP1 folds, CO calls t420

      Turn: (t1480) 7 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets t650, CO calls t650

      River: (t2780) T :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets t1220, CO calls t1220

      Final Pot: t5220
      CO shows T :heart: 8 :heart: (two pair, Tens and Eights)
      Hero shows K :heart: K :club: (a pair of Kings)
      CO wins t5220


      Poker Stars $1.00+$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t60/t120 Blinds + t15 - 9 players - View hand 2900217
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      Hero (SB): t3880 M = 12.32
      BB: t6182 M = 19.63
      UTG: t13800 M = 43.81
      UTG+1: t2870 M = 9.11
      UTG+2: t2750 M = 8.73
      MP1: t1608 M = 5.10
      MP2: t2990 M = 9.49
      CO: t11887 M = 37.74
      BTN: t7052 M = 22.39

      Pre Flop: (t315) Hero is SB with 4 :heart: 8 :heart:
      5 folds, CO raises to t240, BTN calls t240, Hero calls t180, 1 fold

      Flop: (t975) Q :heart: 8 :diamond: K :heart: (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets t975, BTN folds, Hero raises to t3625 all in, CO calls t2650

      Turn: (t8225) 6 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t8225) Q :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t8225
      Hero shows 4 :heart: 8 :heart: (two pair, Queens and Eights)
      CO shows T :diamond: K :diamond: (two pair, Kings and Queens)
      CO wins t8225


      Poker Stars $10+$1 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t400/t800 Blinds + t80 - 9 players - View hand 2900496
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      BTN: t10117 M = 5.27
      SB: t16782 M = 8.74
      BB: t22397 M = 11.67
      UTG: t8612 M = 4.49
      Hero (UTG+1): t13934 M = 7.26
      UTG+2: t8364 M = 4.36
      MP1: t11173 M = 5.82
      MP2: t9930 M = 5.17
      CO: t26194 M = 13.64

      Pre Flop: (t1920) Hero is UTG+1 with 8 :spade: Q :heart:
      UTG calls t800, 3 folds, MP2 calls t800, 3 folds, BB checks

      Flop: (t3520) A :club: 5 :heart: 8 :club: (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG bets t1600, MP2 calls t1600, BB folds

      Turn: (t6720) T :diamond: (2 players)
      UTG bets t6132 all in, MP2 calls t6132

      River: (t18984) 4 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t18984
      UTG shows 3 :diamond: 2 :diamond: (a straight, Ace to Five)
      MP2 shows A :heart: 6 :heart: (a pair of Aces)
      UTG wins t18984



      Poker Stars $1.00+$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds + t10 - 8 players - View hand 2900219
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      Hero (MP1): t2870 M = 12.48
      MP2: t14280 M = 62.09
      CO: t2670 M = 11.61
      BTN: t2780 M = 12.09
      SB: t2138 M = 9.30
      BB: t5037 M = 21.90
      UTG: t6810 M = 29.61
      UTG+1: t7232 M = 31.44

      Pre Flop: (t230) Hero is MP1 with J :heart: 8 :club:
      UTG calls t100, 6 folds, BB checks

      Flop: (t330) 4 :heart: 6 :spade: 3 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets t100, UTG calls t100

      Turn: (t530) T :heart: (2 players)
      BB bets t100, UTG calls t100

      River: (t730) 6 :club: (2 players)
      BB bets t365, UTG raises to t730, BB raises to t1095, UTG raises to t6500 all in, BB calls t3632 all in

      Final Pot: t10184
      BB shows 9 :heart: 6 :heart: (three of a kind, Sixes - lower kicker)
      UTG shows A :club: 6 :diamond: (three of a kind, Sixes)
      UTG wins t10184


      Poker Stars $0.25+$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t40/t80 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2900394
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      Hero (UTG+2): t5532 69.15 BBs
      MP1: t3920 49 BBs
      MP2: t4650 58.12 BBs
      CO: t3000 37.50 BBs
      BTN: t4404 55.05 BBs
      SB: t6538 81.72 BBs
      BB: t1760 22 BBs
      UTG: t1350 16.88 BBs
      UTG+1: t8265 103.31 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t120) Hero is UTG+2 with 8 :club: K :club:
      UTG raises to t280, 2 folds, MP1 raises to t3920 all in, 3 folds, SB raises to t6538 all in, 1 fold, UTG calls t1070 all in

      Flop: (t9270) K :spade: 4 :heart: 5 :diamond: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      Turn: (t9270) J :club: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      River: (t9270) T :spade: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      Final Pot: t9270
      MP1 shows 9 :diamond: 9 :heart: (a pair of Nines)
      SB shows A :club: Q :club: (a straight, Ten to Ace)
      UTG shows 7 :club: 7 :spade: (a pair of Sevens)
      SB wins t5140
      SB wins t4130



      Poker Stars $10+$1 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t150/t300 Blinds + t30 - 9 players - View hand 2900464
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      UTG: t4129 M = 5.73
      UTG+1: t20904 M = 29.03
      UTG+2: t3655 M = 5.08
      MP1: t4370 M = 6.07
      Hero (MP2): t21350 M = 29.65
      CO: t11719 M = 16.28
      BTN: t4460 M = 6.19
      SB: t12640 M = 17.56
      BB: t15878 M = 22.05

      Pre Flop: (t720) Hero is MP2 with J :club: J :heart:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t600, 2 folds, Hero calls t600, 3 folds, BB calls t300

      Flop: (t2220) T :club: 3 :spade: J :spade: (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 bets t900, Hero raises to t1950, BB folds, UTG+1 calls t1050

      Turn: (t6120) K :club: (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets t2700, UTG+1 calls t2700

      River: (t11520) Q :club: (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets t5700

      Final Pot: t11520
      UTG+1 wins t11520




      Poker Stars $10+$1 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t300/t600 Blinds + t60 - 9 players - View hand 2900495
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      BB: t18497 M = 12.85
      UTG: t9411 M = 6.54
      UTG+1: t24637 M = 17.11
      UTG+2: t5176 M = 3.59
      Hero (MP1): t13474 M = 9.36
      MP2: t8504 M = 5.91
      CO: t8073 M = 5.61
      BTN: t9170 M = 6.37
      SB: t14038 M = 9.75

      Pre Flop: (t1440) Hero is MP1 with K :heart: 2 :heart:
      2 folds, UTG+2 raises to t5116 all in, 4 folds, SB calls t4816, 1 fold

      Flop: (t11372) 9 :club: K :club: 7 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t11372) 8 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t11372) T :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t11372
      UTG+2 shows T :heart: T :spade: (three of a kind, Tens)
      SB shows 6 :club: 6 :diamond: (a straight, Six to Ten)
      SB wins t11372




      Poker Stars $0.50+$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds + t25 - 9 players - View hand 2900330
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      SB: t6425 M = 12.24
      BB: t6387 M = 12.17
      UTG: t5895 M = 11.23
      UTG+1: t11937 M = 22.74
      UTG+2: t13120 M = 24.99
      MP1: t2867 M = 5.46
      Hero (MP2): t3906 M = 7.44
      CO: t11772 M = 22.42
      BTN: t11755 M = 22.39

      Pre Flop: (t525) Hero is MP2 with 5 :heart: 5 :club:
      3 folds, MP1 calls t200, Hero calls t200, 2 folds, SB calls t100, BB checks

      Flop: (t1025) 2 :spade: A :heart: 5 :diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB bets t400, MP1 calls t400, Hero raises to t2600, SB folds, BB raises to t6162 all in, MP1 calls t2242 all in, Hero calls t1081 all in

      Turn: (t11029) T :diamond: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      River: (t11029) 4 :diamond: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      Final Pot: t11029
      BB shows 5 :spade: A :club: (two pair, Aces and Fives)
      MP1 shows Q :diamond: A :diamond: (a flush, Ace high)
      Hero shows 5 :heart: 5 :club: (three of a kind, Fives)
      Hero wins t2078
      MP1 wins t8951


      Poker Stars $0.75+$0.07 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t15/t30 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2900341
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      BB: t1665 55.50 BBs
      UTG: t3150 105 BBs
      Hero (UTG+1): t2955 98.50 BBs
      UTG+2: t2940 98 BBs
      MP1: t2895 96.50 BBs
      MP2: t2820 94 BBs
      CO: t6985 232.83 BBs
      BTN: t2925 97.50 BBs
      SB: t400 13.33 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t45) Hero is UTG+1 with K :heart: K :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to t90, UTG+2 calls t90, 2 folds, CO calls t90, 1 fold, SB raises to t400 all in, 1 fold, Hero calls t310, UTG+2 calls t310, CO calls t310

      Flop: (t1630) J :heart: 7 :heart: 6 :club: (4 players - 1 is all in)
      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets t240, CO calls t240, Hero raises to t2555 all in, UTG+2 calls t2300 all in

      Turn: (t6950) J :diamond: (4 players - 3 are all in)

      River: (t6950) 5 :heart: (4 players - 3 are all in)

      Final Pot: t6950
      Hero shows K :heart: K :club: (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
      UTG+2 shows K :spade: J :spade: (three of a kind, Jacks)
      SB shows A :spade: Q :club: (a pair of Jacks)
      UTG+2 wins t5320
      UTG+2 wins t1630


      Poker Stars $1.00+$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t75/t150 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2900377
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      BB: t2000 13.33 BBs
      UTG: t4900 32.67 BBs
      UTG+1: t1765 11.77 BBs
      UTG+2: t1820 12.13 BBs
      MP1: t2310 15.40 BBs
      MP2: t2420 16.13 BBs
      CO: t1815 12.10 BBs
      BTN: t3890 25.93 BBs
      Hero (SB): t3105 20.70 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t225) Hero is SB with A :heart: 6 :heart:
      7 folds, Hero raises to t3105 all in, BB calls t1850 all in

      Flop: (t4000) J :spade: 3 :club: 4 :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Turn: (t4000) K :diamond: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: (t4000) J :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: t4000
      BB shows K :spade: 6 :spade: (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
      Hero shows A :heart: 6 :heart: (a pair of Jacks)
      BB wins t4000


      Poker Stars $1.00+$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2900381
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      BTN: t3925 19.62 BBs
      SB: t6515 32.58 BBs
      BB: t6405 32.02 BBs
      UTG: t1620 8.10 BBs
      UTG+1: t2210 11.05 BBs
      UTG+2: t2000 10 BBs
      MP1: t4660 23.30 BBs
      MP2: t3990 19.95 BBs
      Hero (CO): t805 4.03 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t300) Hero is CO with K :diamond: K :heart:
      5 folds, Hero raises to t805 all in, BTN calls t805, 2 folds

      Flop: (t1910) 4 :heart: 2 :diamond: 2 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t1910) J :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t1910) 5 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t1910
      BTN shows J :diamond: J :heart: (a full house, Jacks full of Deuces)
      Hero shows K :diamond: K :heart: (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
      BTN wins t1910


      Poker Stars $1.00+$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds + t25 - 9 players - View hand 2900347
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      UTG+1: t3277 M = 6.24
      UTG+2: t7430 M = 14.15
      MP1: t1510 M = 2.88
      MP2: t17168 M = 32.70
      CO: t4375 M = 8.33
      BTN: t10009 M = 19.06
      SB: t6035 M = 11.50
      Hero (BB): t3247 M = 6.18
      UTG: t2605 M = 4.96

      Pre Flop: (t525) Hero is BB with K :spade: A :club:
      2 folds, UTG+2 raises to t600, 5 folds, Hero raises to t3222 all in, UTG+2 calls t2622

      Flop: (t6769) 6 :diamond: 4 :spade: T :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t6769) 3 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t6769) 5 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t6769
      UTG+2 shows T :heart: A :diamond: (a pair of Tens)
      Hero shows K :spade: A :club: (high card Ace)
      UTG+2 wins t6769


      Poker Stars $1.00+$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10/t20 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2900485
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      UTG+1: t825 41.25 BBs
      UTG+2: t2320 116 BBs
      MP1: t2000 100 BBs
      MP2: t1970 98.50 BBs
      CO: t2000 100 BBs
      BTN: t2445 122.25 BBs
      SB: t1980 99 BBs
      BB: t2000 100 BBs
      Hero (UTG): t2460 123 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t30) Hero is UTG with T :club: T :spade:
      Hero raises to t60, UTG+1 raises to t100, UTG+2 calls t100, 1 fold, MP2 calls t100, CO calls t100, 3 folds, Hero calls t40

      Flop: (t530) T :diamond: 8 :spade: 2 :club: (5 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets t265, UTG+2 folds, MP2 calls t265, CO calls t265, Hero raises to t530, UTG+1 calls t265, MP2 calls t265, CO calls t265

      Turn: (t2650) 9 :club: (4 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets t195 all in, MP2 calls t195, CO raises to t1370 all in, Hero calls t1370, MP2 folds

      River: (t5780) K :club: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: t5780
      UTG+1 shows K :spade: J :heart: (a pair of Kings)
      CO shows J :spade: Q :spade: (a straight, Nine to King)
      Hero shows T :club: T :spade: (three of a kind, Tens)
      CO wins t2350
      CO wins t3430




      Poker Stars $1.00+$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 2900375
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      UTG+1: t825 8.25 BBs
      MP1: t1765 17.65 BBs
      MP2: t2045 20.45 BBs
      CO: t1755 17.55 BBs
      BTN: t3500 35 BBs
      SB: t300 3 BBs
      BB: t2365 23.65 BBs
      Hero (UTG): t3430 34.30 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is UTG with 8 :spade: 8 :diamond:
      Hero raises to t200, 5 folds, SB raises to t300 all in, 1 fold, Hero calls t100

      Flop: (t700) J :diamond: K :heart: 2 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t700) 3 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t700) T :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t700
      SB shows 2 :club: 3 :diamond: (two pair, Threes and Deuces)
      Hero shows 8 :spade: 8 :diamond: (a pair of Eights)
      SB wins t700


      Last hand of the day: Sunday's storm, called by the 55/10 tableidiot. No luck for lil me. Funfact: Up to tableswitch was running good with 150BB deep. After tableswitch it's the usual again, lol. Funny, do I get switched, because I was running good?

      Poker Stars $10+$1 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t600/t1200 Blinds + t120 - 9 players - View hand 2900502
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      BTN: t19148 M = 6.65
      SB: t10468 M = 3.63
      BB: t11670 M = 4.05
      UTG: t29877 M = 10.37
      Hero (UTG+1): t6234 M = 2.16
      UTG+2: t24016 M = 8.34
      MP1: t15513 M = 5.39
      MP2: t71549 M = 24.84
      CO: t19547 M = 6.79

      Pre Flop: (t2880) Hero is UTG+1 with K :diamond: Q :diamond:
      1 fold, Hero raises to t6114 all in, 4 folds, BTN raises to t11028, SB calls t9748 all in, 1 fold

      Flop: (t29090) 4 :heart: T :heart: 7 :spade: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Turn: (t29090) J :diamond: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      River: (t29090) 4 :spade: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: t29090
      BTN shows 8 :spade: A :spade: (a pair of Fours - Ace kicker)
      SB shows K :spade: Q :heart: (a pair of Fours)
      Hero shows K :diamond: Q :diamond: (a pair of Fours - lower kicker)
      BTN wins t8468
      BTN wins t20622


  • 15 replies
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 5,334
      Some of those hands were just bad luck and it happens but I can see some other small mistakes too. For example I think your pre-flop rages are way too wide. Playing with hands like 63s, J8o will lead to many suckouts and villain will dominate you quite often with a higher flush or a better kicker. Also I feel your emotions might be affecting your play. A good way to improve your mental game is to read The Mental Game of Poker 1&2. Those books have helped me a lot.

      I also recommend you use our hand discussion forums actively. Post any difficult hand there and we might be able to help you to fix some leaks :)

      :gl:
    • Kamen992
      Kamen992
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      Joined: 09.05.2011 Posts: 778
      my way to deal with variance
    • cardinhand
      cardinhand
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      Joined: 16.12.2015 Posts: 119
      Originally posted by Kamen992
      my way to deal with variance
      Very stress relieving.:f_biggrin:
      Unfortunately, you would have to buy yourself a new laptop after doing this:f_cry:
    • ZakYoun270
      ZakYoun270
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      Joined: 10.12.2015 Posts: 40
      you just ignore it. focus on the decision, not the results.
    • sioux75019
      sioux75019
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      Joined: 21.02.2012 Posts: 1,569
      Hi, I have just a question for you, what is the variance?

      It's a real question, obv I know what it is but if you want my opinion, don't less that broke your mind.
      Many player say , oh the variance got me, oh I'm bad run, oh ext.
      Or when they good run they are strong and they play well.

      The bad variance existe off course but the good variance to.
      It's difficulte to me to explan that because I learn english.
      I just can say to you work, work a lot and don't less some "concept" blow your mind.

      For me, if some body can editing me is all right.
      For you, work and have a fun because poker is a game. SeeYou.
    • sioux75019
      sioux75019
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      Joined: 21.02.2012 Posts: 1,569
      After I donk understand why you play 0.1$, 1$, 5$, 10$, so you know the variance but maybe you don't know the brm, but I don't think your repost, it was a rage post I think.

      Anyway I come just for write some Entglish and it's all right.
      I hope you understand variance it's a thing, play a bad poker another.

      Good luck.
    • Sailer85
      Sailer85
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      Joined: 15.10.2009 Posts: 2,558
      Are that all the hands...? how many hands did you play today?

      I see this every hour I play... curse of being a FL player.

      What you can do about it? Use good bankrollmanagement. Just make sure you can handle the swings that just happen and are normal in poker. And make sure you do not start tilting when you get a bad beat... otherwise the bad beat will cost you alot more than just that 1 hand.

      Also in how many hands did you come from behind...?
    • SignOff1970
      SignOff1970
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      Joined: 24.04.2011 Posts: 399
      Thanks guys for the replies.

      Since I put "variance" I guess you would know how it meant.

      The hands are just from sunday and from your answers I take it, such things are the usual if one plays several tournaments a day. Since I cannot show the action up to those hands, I suppose it is difficult to understand why for example such a like 63s is in there and why it steams me off.

      Originally posted by Sailer85
      Also in how many hands did you come from behind...?


      My coming behind are not the same like the ones posted here. I don't call flop and turn with K2o on a 2xx board, just to hit my K on river, just as an exageration. I am way tighter than you might think from the hands posted. My push with A6s (apart from I think A6s shove is ok in that spot) was having about 100 hands with the guy and running at 13/10, K6s might have about 30%+ vs. take my 10% pre as shove range (don't have equilab on this machine, but I think its somethere there, but I haven't been anything but nitty at this table, so should assume much less. I was pretty amazed that he turned over K6s, would have expected at least a pp or something. At least he was putting his tourney life at risk vs. a nit with K6s. So every hand has its story. It not always "just" the hand that gets me going.

      Yesterday I felt like I was steamrolled by every idiot caller. UTG raise and 5 caller? Nothing extraordinary at those stakes, lol.

      So, all in all, you guys would say that this -is- the usual, when playing tourneys all day long, especially at the micros .55 up to 1.5?

      Thanks all for your kind words.
    • ZakYoun270
      ZakYoun270
      Basic
      Joined: 10.12.2015 Posts: 40
      Sounds like you need to work on your mind set. Make sure you are living a healthy life style. Take lots of breaks, sometimes for a few days or even longer. You have to be unemotional when you play, making your decisions based on the expectation of the wagers not your own feelings.
    • sioux75019
      sioux75019
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2012 Posts: 1,569
      Thank's to you !
      I'm hope I'm not upolite or what else, I'm just a little cg player how learn English and I'm working mental "a lot".

      I think It's "normal", sometime it's suck out time, sometime you suck out to.
      Just accept that and play your A-game.

      It's difficult for me to explain but some player , mtt and all, are very unlucky one day, one week, one month and many more but they play well.

      It's like that, but the différence between another player, there stay strong and they wait until.

      So thank's for your replie, if you want to editing me or tell me I make a mystake (unpolite or bad using), you can telling me.

      I don't realy know what John mayer say but he wait until
      In french we said "attendre que l'orage passe" so maybe wait until or wait the storm past maybe


      So have a fun ! See you ;)
    • SignOff1970
      SignOff1970
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.04.2011 Posts: 399
      Originally posted by sioux75019
      Thank's to you !
      I'm hope I'm not upolite or what else, I'm just a little cg player how learn English and I'm working mental "a lot".

      I think It's "normal", sometime it's suck out time, sometime you suck out to.
      Just accept that and play your A-game.

      It's difficult for me to explain but some player , mtt and all, are very unlucky one day, one week, one month and many more but they play well.

      It's like that, but the différence between another player, there stay strong and they wait until.

      So thank's for your replie, if you want to editing me or tell me I make a mystake (unpolite or bad using), you can telling me.

      I don't realy know what John mayer say but he wait until
      In french we said "attendre que l'orage passe" so maybe wait until or wait the storm past maybe


      So have a fun ! See you ;)
      No worries as I am no native speaker myself, so I guess my corrections wouldn't be helpful, if at all even correct. But since I understood most of what you said, it cannot be that bad :)

      Thank you. :f_thumbsup:

      Not sure if I am allowed to say this here, but in the past a little app called "memrise" helped me understanding native english somewhat better.
    • sioux75019
      sioux75019
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2012 Posts: 1,569
      Thank's ;) I read that this night after somme sessions ^^

      Thank you. :f_thumbsup:
      The same, you're welcome ;)
    • sioux75019
      sioux75019
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2012 Posts: 1,569
      Ok I try it, "memrise" Thank's for your help.
      If you want come see my english work here !
      Don't be
      oO It's a joke obv I like that


      See you Sioux ^^
    • stakito
      stakito
      Basic
      Joined: 01.05.2016 Posts: 5
      oki try your skills and game style then you see your good cards show to people who are you and what is your game change everything fight don't be tiet
    • tiltmonk
      tiltmonk
      Platinum
      Joined: 02.07.2014 Posts: 1,632
      My problems with variance was caused by not understanding my BRM (when only I understood i have enough buy-in for the game I started to tilt less and less after badbeat or cooler). When I completely understood I could win one day and play incorrect, and loose when played correctly I improved my game.
      http://www.amazon.com/Fooled-Randomness-Hidden-Chance-Markets-ebook/dp/B002RI9BH6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1462120552&sr=1-1&keywords=fooled+by+randomness