Please A Must Read For All ! - Ev

    • bullet101
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      So things look good, your building up
      you think you a star but you dont have much.
      They want you to think you can win, but if
      you play, then your in the bin.
      You may think your winning now,
      but a few games later your 3 quarters down.
      Now what ? Whats next ? Increase the limit or give it all up ?
      Its for you to decide before your bankroll is up !
      Bottom line is, poker is -ev in life ! Except for the exceptional few. So my advice to EVERYBODY is; if your not sure fold. TRY SOMETHING NEW !
      PS,, experience is not what happens to a man , it is what a man does with what happens to him. :f_cry:
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    • Janusrichmond
      Janusrichmond
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      Read more, play more, that´s the way back and it´s not impossible even if it sometimes feels like that. But I know exactly what you are talking about, lost a big part of my bankroll today ;/
    • k0praonu
      k0praonu
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      Follow BRM, read and reread articles, attend coachings, learn to control your bad beats and you WILL start crushing the lowest limits and your BR WILL start growing. Maybe slowly and through some sick downswings at times, but in the long run you WILL make money.
    • Frakkk
      Frakkk
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      Being successful takes a lot of effort and determination. And not only in poker, but in life. Just to give you an idea of my last couple months:
      May: -$86
      June: -$143
      July: -$3
      August: +$100
      Sept: -$76
      October: -$91

      Up til Sept its NL25 SSS and after that mostly NL5 SH BSS
      If it wasn't for the bonuses on FT and the rakeback, I would be grinding the 1-2c tables. Was I running bad? Yes! Did I make a lot of mistakes because of it? Definetly!

      All we can do is to keep working and things will come.
    • bullet101
      bullet101
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      Thank you, all, a bit of motivation. Just feels like when im running bad, the other players can 'smell the defeat' ! You know what im saying ? Whole bankroll gone... now what ?
    • lennonac
      lennonac
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      study
      study
      and study

      Dont just watch a few vid's and go ah I have got it now. Look at your own hand history and look for reoccuring mistakes, make notes on them and pin them on your monitor

      Play for a week, look at your hand history again....and repeat
    • Gabinr1
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      Poker is +EV, Life is + EV.


      If you know how to play them right :)


      Never give up!
    • FirestormX
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      This is supposed to be a POEM isnt it!
    • DecMate
      DecMate
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      Originally posted by bullet101
      Now what ? Whats next ? Increase the limit or give it all up ?
      Its for you to decide before your bankroll is up !
      that's some bad rhyming right there.
      infact im just going to have to show you up.

      Poker isn't a game all about luck,
      it's about knowing when to fold your cards into the muck,
      some people take a bad beat, and they say fuck,
      but the PS players made a +EV move and look,
      at the hand in a totally different way,
      because on their behalf, yeh, they made the right play,
      and once you see like this, you're going to say,
      i made the right move, and thats OK.
      :f_cool:
    • raun
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      you got to know when to hold it, know when to fold it,
      know when to walk away, know when to run.
      you never count your money when you're sitting at the table
      there'll be time enough for counting when the deal is done.
    • mishkagg
      mishkagg
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      And besides: quitters never win, winners never quit!
    • Jackalof
      Jackalof
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      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 1,462
      Hickory dickory dock
      The mouse ran up to the clock
      The clock struck ten, the mouse ran away
      Play poker or go away :f_p:
    • Berkstajger
      Berkstajger
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      Joined: 19.03.2009 Posts: 878
      Originally posted by raun
      you never count your money when you're sitting at the table
      Erm... you mean check the balance?

      Because in all NL forms of poker your money at the table plays quite a significant role in your decisions... :D
    • raun
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      i didnt really mean anything by it its just a lyric from a song.

      but i suppose it means that you shouldnt focus on your winnings/losses while playing
    • gedwashere91
      gedwashere91
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      Originally posted by raun
      you got to know when to hold it, know when to fold it,
      know when to walk away, know when to run.
      you never count your money when you're sitting at the table
      there'll be time enough for counting when the deal is done.
      +1 :D