My Online texas hold’em Damage – the Before and After Tale Recently, I posted a short article revealing that I was ‘taking a damage from poker’. The damage mores than, and currently it’s time for the remainder of the tale. So, did my 2 week damage from online texas hold’em help? In a word, yes! In truth, phenomenally so. MPO800
I am presently having fun in 2 rest n go competition buy-in degrees, one greater, the various other lower. The greater degree is new area for me (just 47 played), but it has become my preferred degree. Still, I switch backward and forward accordinged to my state of mind, the competitors, and video game accessibility.
The going had truly obtained harsh recently (before my damage) at both degrees, particularly at the greater degree. I am still learning the modifications required at the new degree. It appears to be a little bit more loosened/hostile compared to my previous degree. I suppose that that’s because the gamers at the greater degree have more self-confidence in their post-flop ability.
Here’s my 6 video game finish record at the greater degree prominent up to my damage (all were out-of-the-money finishes):
Another loss. But, I was so ashamed I didn’t record my finish place.
At this moment, I tossed in the towel, put myself on the injured list, and started my 2 week holiday from online texas hold’em. After a nice worry free rest, I returned. Here’s my record for the first 6 video games since returning from my damage (all are in-the-money finishes):
Coincidence? Variance? Stupid good luck? Skeptical. My mind is more clear, my thinking is crisper, my power is plentiful, and my choices are better. Plus, I don’t feel anything within me. Before the damage, I seemed like I was mosting likely to explode. The stress to win had been building. And, that’s a type of turn: psychological stress from worry and attempting too hard.
If you can feel something taking place within you, such as elevated heart rate, purged face, tensed muscle mass, and your stomach in knots, that’s a poor sign. While those could be the signs of a cardiac arrest, it’s probably something a lot even worse, online texas hold’em turn.
What about the new online texas hold’em book I had began reading throughout my damage? Well, I am just one-half way through, but it’s currently my top competition book. Every Hand Exposed by Gus Hansen is an excellent hand-by-hand chronicle of winning a significant deep-stacked online texas hold’em competition. I highly suggest that you read his book.
So, how did Hansen’s book help my video game? Well, it had certainly become visible to my challengers (and also to me), that I had started having fun either too limited or too shy throughout the center rounds of a competition. Probably, therefore fear of shedding. Which is a common enough factor. As we approach the bubble, it’s an all-natural propensity to tighten up up, or to play more very carefully (timidly).
To Hansen’s credit, he is certainly among the top quality gamers that definitely don’t tighten up up in the center rounds. I listened carefully to Hansen, and listened to his message loud and clear. Psychologically, I started to earn the necessary video game modifications while on my damage.
After returning from my damage, I made another important change. At my old degree, I had become rather competent and comfy (1,679 played). As a result, I usually maintained just 5 to 10 competition buy-ins in my online texas hold’em website account. This isn’t a lot compared with the bankroll required for most online texas hold’em video games, or for the multitable competitions. But, that’s among the nice features of having fun in rest n go competitions. Nevertheless, fifteen to twenty buy-ins should be greater than adequate for most rest n go gamers.
When transferring to the greater degree, I had mistakenly enabled my account to remain nearer to the old degree balance and proportion. The outcome, of course, was needing to often reload my account. Aside from the hassle, there was a mental impact. Not a significant impact, but one that kind of lurks about in the darkness of your mind. Waiting to piggy back into some various other disruption.
Difficulty is, there were lots of various other little gremlins lurking about in my mind, too. Disturbing little men, such as shedding at both degrees, suck-outs and bad defeats galore, and the unusual environment of a brand-new degree. Consider regular reloading, and my psychological pot started to steam.
I think that what happens next, gets on account that the subconscious mind acts in instead independent ways. First, it received the message: which was, that I am shedding. The subconscious mind after that influences habits to protect its proprietor (from losing): which was, to take much less risk. That’s all well and great. Other than that taking much less risk in the center rounds of a competition actually causes a greater possibility of shedding. Thus, starts the self-defeating, self-reinforcing spiral: proceeding losses, triggering much less risk taking, triggering proceeding losses. An impact something such as dropping dominoes, other than throughout a online texas hold’em video game.
There’s an old saying that, ‘we cause to occur what we are attempting to prevent’. Lesson learned, I hope. Although, I am not totally certain that I can promote my subconscious. It appears to have a mind of its own. Anyhow, my online texas hold’em website account currently includes a minimal of twenty buy-ins for the greater degree.
Currently, I am wondering if I should take another online texas hold’em damage before I ruin everything? Perhaps, I will try 3 weeks this time around.