Ending Your Bad Run (1 Viewer)

detroitdad

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http://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/bad-bad-run.6107/#post-57298

to piggy back off of slisk250's thread. Lets talk about bad runs.

How long did your bad run last?

Tourney/Cash/Both?

How did you end the bad run?

I have a specific bankroll, own account and everything. All my losses come out of it (even chip purchases). All my winnings go into it. I have to practice very strict BR management of which I didn't used to do :)

Anyways, I had taken my bankroll up from 20 bucks to 3200. Over the course of about 15 months it went from 3200 to 800. We play monthly tourney's for 40-60 bucks. I didn't cash once in the 15 months. Hell, I wasn't even making the final table (20 player games). I was only doing slightly better in the cash games.

A few months into the bad run I blamed it on bad cards. That was partly true. I was also playing bad. I decided to mix up my play. Play more hands, play less hands, blah blah blah. It all failed, because I was still playing bad.

I decided that I needed to reset the way I played. Go back to playing the basics. Focus on positional poker, top 10-20 hands, remove bluffing from the equation, oh, and play in fricken position!!!

I also re-read a few poker books and decided that I needed to take my poker more serious.

What do you know. Things changed for me. Not quickly, but none the less they changed. I started making the final table, or bubbling, or even taking 4th place money.

Shortly after I "reset" my play I went on an unbelievable hot streak. I cashed in 9 of 11 tourney's with 4 First Places (three in a row), my cash game profit picked up and off I went.

I have since slowed down. Last season (11 reg season games) I didn't win any. I did cash in 4 or 5 of them with two second place finishes.

To date, my bankroll damn neared doubled from what I had before going on my bad run.

Your story?

Thanks for reading.

Bill
 

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Nice thread.

I am only 5 months into my bad run, I too have a separate account "BR" that I play out of.

I have been playing for 5 years now at two home games, usually once per month at each location, at mine I am down about 600, but at the other I am up 700. My first game started with $25 buy.
 

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The length of time I've been playing poker and the length of my bad run are roughly equivalent.
 

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I posted this in my thread recently but I did the same thing. My bad run did not last nearly as long, however, after blaming cards, donkeys, suck outs, etc. is was time to look at the game I was playing. Bad run is gone with a small win streak now. I play less hands by going back to basics, playing in position and keeping bet sizes in check.
 

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I posted this in my thread recently but I did the same thing. My bad run did not last nearly as long, however, after blaming cards, donkeys, suck outs, etc. is was time to look at the game I was playing. Bad run is gone with a small win streak now. I play less hands by going back to basics, playing in position and keeping bet sizes in check.

yep...........I treated it almost like I was starting over. After last weekend I might need to do that again :)...........well, maybe after this weekend :)
 

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During my worst bad run I lost with pocket aces 12 times in a row in 5/10 LHE online. Also running bad in tournaments at the moment, lost my 9 last flips in live NLHE $100 tournaments..
 

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I don't understand. What is this thing called run bad?

Mike
 
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