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Old 10-19-05, 10:31 AM
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I've been on a bit of a downswing lately - not catching cards, suckouts galore, and of course, the occasional user-error.

It happens to everyone at some point, and I was curious how others deal with it? I've been reading and avoiding playing for a few days, and will probably start at lower-buyin SnGs, etc. when I decide to get back on the horse.

What do you do?
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For me, the key is just to keep playing - stick with my game plan and dodge the bullets as best I can. Of course, if I'm not playing well it can often help to step away for a few days.

What about the rest of you?
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I take a couple days or more break, with the real money.. keep 'practicing' tho with the 'fun' money..

On Absolute, I've worked my fun money balance to to over 500k... so, when playing in the 100k and 50k SNG, there is alot less crap play going on.. really gives me a chance to review my 'game'.

Then there is the granddaughter time, but, your to young to have a granddaughter..

Vegas prolly helps tho... woof woof...
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Vegas is not helpful for my poker-playing at all. He always wants five trips outside when I'm in the middle of a tourney. He's lucky he's cute...

I really liked what Jason said, that he just kept at it. So, I tried another SnG last night, but this time for $5 intstead of my usual $20. I got 3rd. I was relatively happy with my play - I did get a bit unlucky when my AK raise was called, and the flop then came A K x, but all hearts. I bet out, to see if the one caller had a heart...he called, and then the turn came another, so I dropped it right there. Hate when that happens!!
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I really liked what Jason said, that he just kept at it. So, I tried another SnG last night, but this time for $5 intstead of my usual $20. I got 3rd. I was relatively happy with my play - I did get a bit unlucky when my AK raise was called, and the flop then came A K x, but all hearts. I bet out, to see if the one caller had a heart...he called, and then the turn came another, so I dropped it right there. Hate when that happens!!

Glad to see you had some success, no matter how small it may have been. Even the tiniest victory can be a big one in the right circumstances.

I think today's article is going to focus on running bad...since you and some of the other bloggers have me thinking on the subject (and since I've been experiencing some pretty awful luck lately myself). Maybe I can be of some help.
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