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    Sorry its a losing battle, I win a few bucks in $1 $ 2 cash give it right back and then some. All the books in the world wont help. I need a big high five or six figure score to give me the incentive and motivate me to love the game. So far it has yet to happen. Please i dont want to hear the testimonial comments about the learning process and the longevity of time it takes to master the sport. In the interim i am blowing $200 every week and ready to curse someone out at the table everytime another bad beat is headed my way. Its all bullshit and im disgusted with everything. Maybe if i had a 10k bankroll for poker it would be different because i would be able to withstand the downswings . Right now i am not withstanding anything but losing

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    Yeah it is a tough game. What made you decide to start playing and studying?
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    Whats more important than actually losing is how i feel after i lose. If i was numb to it thats different. I feel miserable and a voice goes through my head that i am throwing out money i can use for things that are more important. The bad outweighs the good in this game and all these so called promoters and advocates of the game are just fooling themselves because unless they have tons of bankroll money to burn, eventually they will go broke . I got into the game watching main event a few yrs ago had some moderate success in my first few tournaments but since then its been basically all downhill. The hell with it

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    It's difficult when you lose to a bad beat, but it's also a learning opportunity. You get to learn something about how you played your hand and also how your opponent played their hand. You should not be upset if after you examine your play you played the hand correctly and lost. In the longer run you will be profitable playing correctly. Additionally, you have to be honest with yourself about how you played your hand. If you played it wrong and allowed a worse hand to win you need to think about how the style you used is a leak. If you don't fix your leaks you will find it very difficult to make money in this game.

    Poker is a skill that can be learned. But, learning to play can be very expensive. If you are not beating the 1-2 game. Go online and play .05-.10. If you take the stakes very serious with the goal of learning to play better. Or play on a free site. You will pay far less for your poker degree than most including myself.

    I recently joined this site and I'm amazed at all of the high quality content. I feel like I stumbled into a goldmine. There are so many resources here to help improve your game.

    You should submit your recent hand that you had the bad beat with and have it reviewed on the forum.

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    You're right Dale. Professional gambling can be really hard on the emotions. If you detect that it is destructive for you at this early stage then I would recommend stopping. It could also be the case that the stakes are too high like rhino mentioned. I went through the same process when I started playing. I learned the game and had some early success in a tournament. Then I wanted to keep playing. Then the winning wasn't consistent so I basically said "The hell with it". Then a roommate I had told me about free poker where we could win real prizes and I noticed people winning more consistently than others. I started studying and worked my way up from there. It was a long journey so I can at least tell you different paths you can take. Trying to learn by playing 1/2 at a casino will be one of the toughest and most expensive routes.
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    One of my major leaks is limping in pots instead of raising . Ill raise at times then go back to my bad habits . That along with giving up after the flop with one pair or worse because of a raise or bet from my opponent is probably the reason why i am not making money or for that matter getting better.

    Keep hearing that only 5% actually profit from playing poker and whenever i hear that the first image that comes into my mind is Phil Ivey. I know he made a ton of money playing and he has all those bracelets to back him up but he does not strike me as the type that studies the game through books videos etc . More like a gift from god or he has this incredible knack of being able to read people because if you notice he appears to study his opponents more than he actually studies the game. Notice he has yet to write a book rarely gives tips or advice on how to get better via YT twitch or any other forms of social media. More like he possess this wealth of knowledge but refuses to share it with general public. To answer your other question, i cannot ever play this game for fun. If there are no stakes its pointless to me. More like playing a pinball machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokiller101 View Post
    It's difficult when you lose to a bad beat, but it's also a learning opportunity. You get to learn something about how you played your hand and also how your opponent played their hand. You should not be upset if after you examine your play you played the hand correctly and lost. In the longer run you will be profitable playing correctly. Additionally, you have to be honest with yourself about how you played your hand. If you played it wrong and allowed a worse hand to win you need to think about how the style you used is a leak. If you don't fix your leaks you will find it very difficult to make money in this game.

    Poker is a skill that can be learned. But, learning to play can be very expensive. If you are not beating the 1-2 game. Go online and play .05-.10. If you take the stakes very serious with the goal of learning to play better. Or play on a free site. You will pay far less for your poker degree than most including myself.

    I recently joined this site and I'm amazed at all of the high quality content. I feel like I stumbled into a goldmine. There are so many resources here to help improve your game.

    You should submit your recent hand that you had the bad beat with and have it reviewed on the forum.
    In comparison to two plus two there seems to be more people sensitive to ones needs on this site as far as understanding and sympathizing with bad beats and downswings. On that site dont even try looking for sympathy because they will make your situation worse than it is or tell you something like go hang yourself so you can put yourself out of misery. Cold insensitive remarks such as those can really hurt when someone is down.

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    I didn't jump from free poker to making money at 1/2. I went from there to $10 buy in home games to playing online (for about a year) and then trying 1/2 games. And I didn't learn by just playing, I have used multiple training sites, read books, hired coaches, etc.

    My main point is that to succeed in this game it's going to take work. I wouldn't even worry about the money at this point. You need to fix leaks that you even recognize. Maybe you can make small goals such as not limping for an entire session. Discipline is very important in poker.

    In the end though, if you aren't willing to work hard off the felt, I would recommend not playing. I think it will save you a lot of money and frustration.
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    what sites do you recommend?. I tried TPE because they specialized in tournament play and at the time thats what i was playing . However i just didnt feel comfortable with the videos which was primarily hand history of individual online play. Plus there was a ton of backlog info going back to 2011 , that i had virtually no time to watch all that stuff. I dropped them after 2 months. I contemplated joining crush live poker which focus on live cash play from various casinos, but i need some feedback before i pluck down any more money

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    What ways do you prefer to learn? Most training sites will be video based. The primary sites I used back in 2010 no longer exist. I am not a tournament player but from what I can tell, Jonathan Little seems to teach tournament strategy really well. I have also listened to Bart Hanson's podcast and I would say his stuff is pretty good specifically for low stakes live cash games. The key is figuring out the way you learn best and pursue those training methods.
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