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Old Aug 20, 2007, 5:27pm   #1
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I decided to start taking shots at .25/.50 NL when my roll hits $1750.

Last June I hit $1650 and then went on a $100 downswing. Mid July, I get back up to $1640 and go on a $150 downswing. Last week my roll was at $1715 and since Saturday I've been on a $100 downswing, which is still in progress.

WHAT THE HELL!??!?!?! It reminds me of the time Homer's mom was arrested, and he kept chasing after the car that was driving her. The car would stop, Homer gets close and then they drive off again.

How does this keep happening?!?!?! Why do my aces lose to T7? Why do my combo draws always miss?!?!?! HAGUFIJRHU:EA
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 5:43pm   #2
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On the bright side, at least it's not happening after you moved up. Though, really, shouldn't $1500 be enough?
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 6:30pm   #3
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Watch the tilt factor there buddy. Wondering why all this bad stuff keeps happening to you is the first sign of it.

Focus on reviewing your hand histories and improving your game and try to avoid the "why me?" mentality.

There is no doubt that you are leaving money on the table by making mistakes, we all do. "Varience" and "downswings" are easy ways for us to avoid the harsh reality that we are not as good at poker as we think.

God doesn't hate you, you could be experiencing varience or you may not be as good as you think. Probably a combination of both, but the important thing for you is to work out how much is the latter.
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 6:40pm   #4
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Stop the tilt. Alternatively, sacrifice a small animal.
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 6:44pm   #5
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Alternatively, tilt a small animal.
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 6:56pm   #6
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Yeah I can't blame luck for that swing.. I was check-min raised on a Q77 board with aces and I called down the rest of the way. Also, I called all in with a four-straight, because I thought I had already made the hand.

There are some other hands which are a little questionable, for instance this one:

Everest Poker — Hand Details
Hand ID: 1963480771
Table ID: -76896399
Play Mode: Real Money
Table Name: Muscat-31
Game Type: Hold'em
Blinds: $0.15/$0.25
Stakes: $0.25/$0.25
Currency: USD
Starting Date: 2007-08-20 GMT
Starting Time: 16:14:52 GMT

Seating Arrangement:
hurtchow is at seat 1 with $26.63.
frankurio is at seat 2 with $12.00.
trinyx2000 is at seat 3 with $7.95.
Parking51 is at seat 4 with $27.60.
pikoseille is at seat 5 with $37.05.
Nomade01 is at seat 6 with $43.77.
Post Blinds:
The button is at seat 5.
Nomade01 posts the small blind of $0.15.
hurtchow posts the big blind of $0.25.
Deal Pocket Cards:
hurtchow: 2d 3d
frankurio: -- --
trinyx2000: -- --
Parking51: -- --
pikoseille: -- --
Nomade01: -- --
Pre-flop:
frankurio folds.
trinyx2000 calls $0.25.
Parking51 calls $0.25.
pikoseille folds.
Nomade01 calls $0.10.
hurtchow checks.

Flop (4d 7d 10c):
Nomade01 checks.
hurtchow raises $1.00.
trinyx2000 folds.
Parking51 raises $2.00.
Nomade01 folds.
hurtchow calls $1.00.

Turn (4d 7d 10c 5h):
hurtchow checks.
Parking51 raises $5.00.
hurtchow raises $24.38.


Either way, it happens, I suppose.

I took a shot at .25/.50 NL just now and I won $40 so that's okay... Patches up half of today's losses.
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 9:48pm   #7
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I wonder if dropping a table or two will help you also TOT? I am not sure if you are still multi-tabling but as soon as I get the "WHY ME???!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" feeling and the temperature seemingly rising in my house, I close a table or two and the feeling seems to disappear.

Then I seem to find all this extra money I was missing at the one or two tables I still have open.

Just a thought, I could be talking out the wrong end, but thought I would toss it out there.
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 10:15pm   #8
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1500 is enough for an average person, but when God is against you, you need extra protection.
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 10:16pm   #9
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LOL.. reminded me of the weekly shuffle and TG's comments on something similar
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<Kc>this one is much closer to good advice but still introduces some unnecessary shortcuts across the grass for us to cover our boots in dog shit.
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 10:24pm   #10
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