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AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
I've been card dead and missed every draw immaginable. Need a whineacan and some frenchcrys!

Happy with my play just can't win a flip for the past year it seems. Hopefully this will change my luck by venting and relieving some stress.


  • boyd148boyd148 Red Chipper Posts: 83 ✭✭
    Oh yeah? well I haven't won a flip in TWO years and I've been card dead since the poker boom started!
  • MonadMonad Red Chipper Posts: 1,004 ✭✭✭✭
    boyd148 wrote: »
    Oh yeah? well I haven't won a flip in TWO years and I've been card dead since the poker boom started!

  • MonadMonad Red Chipper Posts: 1,004 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
    According to the Cinch Theory of Special Probability, “gambling isn’t science or math—it’s art. To be honest, I experience gambling not as a series of rational decisions, but more as a metaphysical drama—a kind of handicapping of the unfolding of a creative universe. I try to intuit about the nature of the game and the universe itself.” In other words, he believes that certain games, certain dealers, and even certain hands are out to get him. Supposedly he formulated the theory after a streak of losing 100,000 straight hands of Texas Hold ‘Em over a 10 year period.
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,111 ✭✭✭
    Do what I do, get a coin. On Sunday's, I flip the coin for poker or golf. If I get poker, when I get the casino I flip again, first side is "higher stakes aka $2/5", other is "lower stakes". In order to play $2/5, I must flip 2-3 times in a row (depending on if I wanna play $2-5 or not I'll skew the amount of said flips needed). If I get the "lower" stakes flip, I flip again between $1/2 and $1/3, and thus I am completely inculpable not only in when I play poker, but the stakes that I play! Therefore, I have taken the decision making out of my hands, and instead of left it in the fate of the coin. Whatever flips arrive me at my game, that is the side of the coin I leave up as it has brought me to my destination and therefor should be my banner. If I lose a buy-in, I flip it to the other side, and play my 2nd and final buy-in for the day. If I lose both, I discard the coin, clearly washing myself of it's bad fortune. I will say this, if nothing else, poker has left me very stable in terms of disappointment. I recently failed a practical exam in that I was 99% done and had passed, and I turned my back to get a sheet to cover the patient. I was failed for turning my back to the patient. That's like getting runner runnered, and the feeling was literally the same of disbelief, but much like poker, all I could be was shrug my shoulders and try to play my next hand. Don't let the game drag you down man, it will certainty try.
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did not revserse jynx myself.....onto today try and make some back and enjoy the afternoon games. It felt bad, but i was happy with my play. I can't control the results. I really wanted to Crush the game after taking six weeks off. Studied more than ever. I did improve on my sizing and putting more aggression on players. Really answering the question of "what i am trying to accomplish with this hand?" Helped apply more pressure. Instead of raising to $15 after 1 limper with A10 just going to 17-18 extra bb did the trick. Then when i wanted value i would make it 12-15 if i didnt think it would go more than 3 ways. So studies paid off but not financially yet.
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,111 ✭✭✭
    Sometimes I find at $1-2 ect I can be super transparent in my actions gets the best results. Like 3 limpers in front of me and I'll make it $25 on the button and they just fold with any 2 cards. Eventually they catch on to this, but like it's just so funny to me that 3 limpers in front of me I raise it to $12 with AK, 3 limpers in front of me I raise it to $30 and they all fold. This happens for 2 hours before they catch on.

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