Running Bad? It’s Not Them, It’s You (Possibly)

Take a look in the mirror to solve your recent run bad.

Everyone has poker advice for you. Why you should bet, how much you should bet, when you should bet and most importantly what you did wrong once everyone knows what everyone has. Giving and receiving advice part of being a poker player.

Just because though it can be tough to separate the good advice from the bad doesn’t mean we should not be open to some words of wisdom when presented with the opportunity.

Poker author and strategist Ed Miller writes a column for Card Player and in this one he’s going to give you the honest truth on whether you are running bad or playing bad. Everyone goes through downswings but sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s the poker gods or your god awful decisions.

My short answer is that it’s both — it’s always both. Whenever things go so bad for so long that you are asking yourself this question, you have certainly run bad. But I don’t know a single person who can run so bad for so long and not start playing worse. I think it’s not humanly possible to get crushed day after day and still play your A plus game every time out.

When you find that you are getting demoralized day in and day out Miller says it’s time to define your strategy and take a cold hard look at it.

When you’re running bad, it’s time to revisit your strategy. What are you trying to accomplish? What mistakes are your opponents making? How does your strategy take advantage of those errors? And does your strategy present weaknesses that your opponents are taking advantage of?

Is Ed providing sound advice? We don’t know…this is F5poker not Tournament Poker Edge…but we did find this to be an interesting read that you are likely, if you are open to it, get a little something from.

Check it: Are You Running Bad Or Playing Bad?

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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