Tag: poker downswing

May 31 2020

There is no such thing as a downswing in poker

Yesterday I came to a boiling point for about the 879th time along this bad run of cards that I have been having for the past month or two. The difference this time was that I got so mad at my perceived bad luck that I felt unable to continue playing for the day and just quit. I reviewed the session and its...

How to Deal With Poker Downswings - What the Pros Do [2020]

Downswings and tilt are the most difficult part of the game of poker for most people. But in many ways they are also one of the most beautiful parts of the game. This is because they are the proving ground upon which winners and losers and separated. A poker downswing is an extended period of time (from 1 week to several months) where...

7 Tried and True Methods to Break Out of Any Poker Slump

We have all been there at the poker tables. Running bad and losing every hand it seems. Psychologically this can be a very difficult thing to handle even for hardened pros. So how can you pull yourself out of a never ending poker downswing and at least save your sanity? Well, unfortunately we don't always have control over the short term luck factor...

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