Sunday, June 19, 2011

Patience, Part 2


We all know that patience is important in all activities that we do and is essential to being a good poker player.

But even though this is common knowledge, why do many players lose their cool, become impatient, and dump multiple buy ins?
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Familiar situations in which people often lose patience in poker include:

Being card dead (being dealt many hands that you deem unplayable).

Losing a hand in which you shove as a favorite to win.

Coolers (Losing with a very strong hand against an even stronger hand).
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What do all these situations have in common? It is not your fault! does it make sense to lose your patience along with more of your money?

Remind yourself that although poker is a skill game, there are still elements of luck involved (randomly dealt cards, and randomly dealt community cards). Suck it up, continue to play your best (A) game and don't become a money leak.
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Post contributed by: Everyday Psychology
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12 comments:

  1. great review, coolers make me so angry.

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  2. I have 0 patience - that's why I fail it up at poker.

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  3. Not as easy as it sounds, but you can't go wrong.

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  4. It's hard when your losing and it's out of your control, sometimes you just can't get a hand.

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  5. I definitely need more patience....it's such a virtue.

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  6. Yeah, it's hard to keep things in perspective and keep your cool.

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  7. Losing rarely bums me out, I'm okay with that and I'm usually a good sport about it; the one thing that pisses me off is when I have a pretty good hand, and someone keeps raising just to get me to fold. Aggresive raisers who do it just for the hell of it make me rage!

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  8. Ahh damn, I don't have patience :(

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  9. Dont like to gamble uless i know im going to win.

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  10. patience will be rewarded.
    +1 and following for ur good advice.
    Thanks!

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