There are players unlucky?
Among the poker players, there are many beliefs difficult to counter. One of these, for example, regards the typical profile of a player maybe good but unfortunate. There is a natural tendency as bad luck? You can get out of a run of bad luck?
No getting around it, one of the most discussed issues and delicate in poker is definitely the role of luck, with its digressions of variance, short and long term, etc … In this area of discussion, some of the typical beliefs are rooted (incorrect) of many poker players. This is serious, because at stake is the very nature of the game. Today for example I would like to dispel a myth too diffuse for my taste: the unlucky player.
First you need from a concept very clear: there are no players, or more generally, people born with a natural inclination towards the “bad luck”. Certainly there may be individuals who have suffered so many unfortunate incidents and heavy, but from one day to the blessed “variance” could begin to return all the stolen goods. You can not make a prediction: an unfortunate past does not determine a loser’s Future equally, but even it promises a better one.
A second aspect of the question is in some ways even more important, delicate and worrying. Many players believe that there are longer or shorter unfortunate … and so far there is nothing wrong with that. The trouble comes when you think you are “trapped” in a period of negative or positive and can not find solutions to get out. If we lost ten games or hands in a row, we can never know when this streak will stop.
In short, we must never think things like, “I’m having a run of bad luck, it is useless to play this tournament.” These perverse syllogisms no sense! By comparison, if he draws a long series of numbers red roulette may be interrupted at any moment, but we can not tell when. A run of bad luck that can be evaluated only in retrospect!
No need for amulets
All these arguments may well be synthesized by a post of the essay Flavio Ferrari Zumbini, appreciated and theorist of poker player that always gives us good pearl from its pages the social: “The game is currently no luck, no one can know if it will be unfortunate The only sentence that makes sense is “I was unlucky.” But then the bad luck he lives only in the past … It ‘s excellent news! ”
Attention, woe to mix this with the tilt and A-Game. When we experience the bad shots, our game may be affected and it becomes difficult to put into practice the best possible poker. In this way lends a hand to bad luck, but it is not she who is so determined to persecute us. Something similar applies to the players who won a tournament take advantage perhaps to play more: do not want to make a wave of luck, they can simply rely on good form and status of their game at that time wins.