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    need some encouragement - frustrated at poker right now.

    So right now as some of you know I am in a huge slump in poker right now and have been running the worst I ever have and it sucks. I started heating up in February and was cashing many tournaments and then throughout March I have had the best month I have ever had and was cashing and final tabling tournaments constantly and this continued into the beginning of April. My confidence was high and I felt like I was unstoppable. Then in the middle of April everything seemed to fall apart and I was losing and running bad. I thought I could go play live, but I ran worse there and ever since my luck has seemed to be horrible. I don't even feel as if I am playing that bad, but I was run into this horrible situations. I am losing most of the flips I go all in on. I constantly flop good (top two pair, bottom set) and run into someone who has flopped better, or I flop the nuts and get sucked out somehow, or I simply just get it in good preflop and lose somehow, and this has been going on for a little over a month now. This put me on tilt so much that I lost my last 110 in the casino in rage and caused myself to go broke. Granted I did have a couple of good tournaments, but the point is it was not like it used to be and I can't seem to get on that magical hot streak I did a couple of months ago. Many people have told me that it will end soon and that it cannot last forever, but it seems like it will never end and every day just makes me feel worse and worse. I am very young so obviously very inexperienced, and I know that a lot of you guys have gone through slumps like this where it feels like you can't win pots. Does anyone have any of their own stories to share, and how you guys overcame it? I need some words of encouragement right now and a feel good story I think would pump me up to not give up and gain my confidence back.

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    Lets go ron, you can do it ron, your number one ron!

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    Ron you the man! Keep it up ron, you can do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonThivy View Post
    ...I think would pump me up to not give up and gain my confidence back.
    Maybe what you need right now IS to give up. Give it a rest for a few weeks. Maybe spend that time outside enjoying the spring. Get refreshed and then if you feel like coming back to online poker, at least you'll do so with a clearer head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HopsnBarley28 View Post
    Maybe what you need right now IS to give up. Give it a rest for a few weeks. Maybe spend that time outside enjoying the spring. Get refreshed and then if you feel like coming back to online poker, at least you'll do so with a clearer head.
    I agree here. Believe it or not the story you just told sounds very familiar to mine with an exception to the ($107) I dumped into the BJ tables in rage after a few deep run bad beats. If poker is your game play POKER(4F00D). Swings happen you just gotta try to adjust.
    Take a few days off to clear you mind. dont even think about poker(will be hard)
    Come back and you should be fine. It happens.
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    You need to take a break for a while and then come back with new found confidence. The pros even say that they have to step away some times. There is gonna be a down time and you just have to minimize that time. Things will get better soon. Although I know the feeling. I am struggling to get my BR back up from a blowup as well, so we are in the same boat right now. Chin up, take a break and then come back with new excitement and I will only charge you 1% of your winnings, lmao. Good luck.

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    Thanks everyone. If today doesn't go well I am planning to take the week off from online and come back next Sunday.

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    come on dawg dont give in to tha hatas, i believe in u ron, my sword is yours my life is yours

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    maybe your taking it too serious and too focused in on your results. To understand how you feel and how you can get better, you gotta encourage yourself to do better. maybe excercise and get it all out of your system. burn it all out. What happens to most players is that we go on tilt but we dont understand how we can fix ourselves. i wish i had someone telling what i should have done and how i should have approached poker because it could have made me a better player. The key is to not give up, but give in , into losing and admitting to your tilt and finding ways you can adjust your game. When you lose, your mindset changes rathere than having fun and trying to win, your actually trying to chase what you already lost. I been in your shoes thousands of times and i still am, but I would suggest you read "The Mental Game of poker" or find something new to help you stay inspired. I found that running and excercising made me think much better and play better when it came down to results, i recorded how i felt, my emotions,how i was breathing, where i was at that time, anything that triggered me to tilt i wrote down. I had sticky pads on my monitor screen to keep me in focus and in control. Try noting players when you play and try explaining how the hand is getting played out. what you lost has already past and it sucks to lose, but the truth to poker is that its both winning and losing. once you can accept that and know what you want out of it, your gonna get better and start seeing results again. best of luck.

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    Breaks are sometimes needed. Everyone goes through that. The constant losing when you know you're playing well. It's just poker.

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