A few weeks ago I was talking with my friends about my last game at the casino. It wasn’t a great game, but it had a good feel and the chips were all in place. The only problem was that I went right back to the casino the next time I went back. My friends were really frustrated and told me why I should do exactly the same. They said I should go back to where I was playing at, and not try and play like I do now.
It made sense to them, but then again, who is a good poker player who can’t take a break from time to time? Why is it so hard to keep going back to the casino where you got your winnings and stop playing bad poker?
I guess the answer is in your brain, because you are telling yourself that you have to go back to the right place for your winning feeling. Now I know that this makes no sense, and I’m sure that there are a lot of people reading this thinking that I am nuts.
However, this is something that actually happens to a lot of people who play poker regularly. Poker players often get used to having this “winning feeling” because they go back to their favorite casino often. They can’t seem to stop themselves from going back, and they just keep playing the same way they have always been playing, and that is what leads them to getting frustrated with the game and losing.
The best way to solve this problem is to take time off from the game for at least a couple of weeks and really take a look at the game. Look at how it feels to win and think about why it’s important to keep playing. Play the game again and see if you can find something else that makes it better or if you can do it all over again. Sometimes this will work and you might even find yourself with a new attitude towards the game and a stronger win ratio.
Of course, if you are playing the game in order to win, you might not be able to go back to the casino I was playing in. That’s okay too. Just stick to playing the game online instead and you can keep your head up and get on with your friends again.