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Poker Tips: How To Deal With Downswings

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Nick Whitton
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Nick has been a true microstakes grinder playing 10,000's of hands at each level of the microstakes. He has a growing win rate due to his hard work ethic and passion for the game. Nick has become familiar with almost every site which gives him a great insight into all playing styles. His knowledge on the basics of poker is fresh and suited well to todays game with a combination of feel and EV calculations. With a microstakes tournament win, SnG experience and currently crushing cash games, Nick feels he is becoming a well rounded player and is keen to share with you all of his knowledge!     

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How to deal with poker downswings and losses is the toughest part of poker. We leave ourselves convinced we are running bad or playing terrible. 

This video shows you all possible reasons for your downswing and how to fix them

Format: Presentation + live play

Game: NLH 6 max

Stakes: Small 


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lazygrinderon 18/4/14

I had 2 major downsings on silly stakes like 10nl and 25 nl while building a bankroll. I am now at 1500$ playing zoom exclusively. I started to doubt my abilities which was ridiculous ( i work very hard on my game ;, i am very active on sevral forums and so on, generally speaking pretty much beating microstakes pretty hard).

The good thing is a downswing forces you to check and reavluate ur whole game which can never be bad. It also made me realise i was playing scared money. I didn\'t tilt but stopped 2 barreling at decent frequencies and such.

Anyways even at 10 nl i had a 25 buy in swing ( i ended up winning like 60 buy ins over 200 k hands lol). a bit later the same happened at 25 nl. Variance can be extremely harsh even when ur a big winner ( just check a variance simulator , extremely scary hehe).

The most dangerous thing besides monky-tilt is making too many passive plays , not valuebetting big enough , checking back too often , never bluffcatching when u should. In a way that\'s erratic play and solely based on emotions.


lazygrinderon 18/4/14

the \' imma play tighter\' cuz of variance argument is ridic unless the downswing has an effect on your decision making


MedevilGlenon 16/3/14

Some vid.

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