It happens to all poker players. You did everything right. You got the best place in the perfect game, you played a great starting hand from the right position. But your aces were beaten. Or do you have flopped a set, but lost against someone who has tied a straight draw. It happens from time to time, you should have won, and instead lose. With your hands in your hair you ask yourself “what can I do, when the fate conspiring against me?”
Unfortunately, there is no magic elixir to eliminate the unfortunate short-term fluctuations that everyone sooner or later experience playing poker. If you help, you can console yourself knowing that we’ve all been there. But if you want to go further, remember this: every adversity lies an opportunity. Losing, in fact, gives you the ability to analyze your mistakes and refine your game. It is the psychology of poker, think of it this way.
Most players do not devote time to a careful examination of him when he wins. It’s too fun to collect chips and turn them into cash! Losing, however, transforms us from happy people in dark and extroverted introvert, and thoughts turned to our internal lead us to seek strategies and reasons to avoid losing again in the same way. Think carefully about every decision we made at that time, wondering how we could have done better. “What could I have done differently?” We ask. Again, we tend to get into the psychology of poker.
There are no guarantees that will protect us from future losses, but yes there is a way of acting that we recommend to any player who is facing a losing sequence. During a game of poker all we have to change gears, sometimes consciously, according to a strategy of planned poker, sometimes simply begin to play in a different way than planned. When you’re losing, it slows down the pace. Reduce driving. It’s time of autotraction, no acceleration, the time to play only the best starting hands. Not marginal hands, not the good ones and not very good. Play only the best hands. It means that you will spend one hand after the other, and it takes discipline to do this, especially if you know that some of those hands would win.