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11 months ago  ::  30 Nov 16 02:11 AM #1
rod
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Status: Those who danced were thought to be quite insane, by those who couldn't hear the music.
Rank: Royal Flush
We all struggle with poker at times and it seems like we might be wasting our time.

Don't worry, here's proof it really does happen to all of us.

I want to share an old post written by somebody that many of you will be familiar with.

For extra impact I'll start with the last sentence of that post.

I just need to get my game sorted out, or I'm afraid that I just need to quit this, because I cant keep losing money at this game.
Sound familiar? ever had those thoughts?  I do.

I took it from deep in the archives of another site (2+two) but I'm certain it's okay to post it here for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

 I mean it is for the betterment of the whole game.
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I've made some posts here before, and I've met several of the members over aim conversations and the like. However, I am starting to feel like I am stuck in a hopeless situation. Every time I begin to do well, I have a huge roller coaster ride and end up broke again, ending up having to reload. Again I am down to my last 30$, and I just don't even know what to say. Its not like I'm out of money, but if i cant get my bankroll going, and I continue to be a marginal losing player, whats the point? (Here is something we can all agree on.)

I have Poker tracker and Gametime set up, however it really didn't end up helping me nearly as much as I anticipated. Also, and I know this is going to sound really, really, noob, (But frankly, at this point, I don't really care anymore) I cant even fathom how certain games can be "beaten". I know, I'm going to get laughed at, but it seems like all of the options I get every hand always result in me doing poorly. Ive played roughly 15K hands and I just don't know what to do.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing for me is, the people on this site make everything seem so incredibly easy. I don't know what to say. I struggle at micro limits and small time Sit and Go's and MTT's, and when i win its for too small an amount to offset my losses. Then i go onto this site to read and try to learn, and I just feel like I'm not going anywhere , like im stuck and my game isn't improving.

However, I really love the game of poker a lot. If I didn't, I wouldn't be here today, and I wouldn't have tried to play, and lost money along the way. Maybe that's the biggest key, admitting that I am a losing player and need some help. I don't think I am a very bad player, just very marginally losing. Ive had a few just wicked beats along the way (As evenotes on notesryone else has as well), and compounded with what I believe is poor play, the results are amplified.

Perhaps what I'm asking for here, is if there is anyone here, who out of the kindness of their heart would make an attempt to help me understand bankroll issues, the way to move up, and ultimately, a fresh perception on the game. I really am willing to learn, and I'm certainly not a beginner in the world of poker. I just need to get my game sorted out, or I'm afraid that I just need to quit this, because I cant keep losing money at this game.

Thank you guys for your time.
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Guess who wrote that, go on guess before reading on.



A fine young fellow who is now believed to be one of if not the best HU player in the world today.

None other than two times WSOP bracelet winner and over $5,000,000 earnings since that post.
He also smacked sauce for  $700,000 ?? over 15,000 hands when sauce was king of high stakes online hu.

Doug Polk.  Look him up  if you need some inspiration.


Amazing aye, don't give up, find ya leaks and fix them.

He's a really funny guy too and says his current roll is somewhere between $10,000 and $100,000,000  lol dougy hahahaha.
Rock on poker bro. BeCool.
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4 months ago  ::  05 Jun 17 11:10 AM #2
rod
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Date Joined: Apr 21, 2014
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I'm not sure about that play in the 300k buyin Doug. Pretty sure I would have folded b4 the river M8, probably pf. Yeah I know you have your reasons, it's Cool Bro.

Good luck with UpSwing and all your games Champ.Money Mouth

BetaThanSex.Laughing
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4 months ago  ::  10 Jun 17 10:07 AM #3
rod
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Date Joined: Apr 21, 2014
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Oh well, shows what I know.Smile

Nice come back winning the One Drop Doug..Laughing

Did I say good luck?Innocent
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4 months ago  ::  11 Jun 17 12:29 AM #4
Ralph
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I have been following Doug for quite awhile,very impressed with him and his poker theory is working.Randy Lew has some very good videos as well.
enjoy every sandwich
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4 months ago  ::  12 Jun 17 06:44 AM #5
rod
Posts: 713
Date Joined: Apr 21, 2014
Status: Those who danced were thought to be quite insane, by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Cheers Ralph, I'll have a look at some Lew vids.
It takes me about 3 hours to watch a good 30 minute video and that's only the first viewing, lolz..

Doug did it again this week for the doubters, LOL.




Wassup Doug, when are you running for President?Surprised
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3 months ago  ::  19 Jun 17 07:34 AM #6
rod
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I try too. LolLaughingEmbarassed



Just need my health back?Frown
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3 months ago  ::  16 Jul 17 08:59 AM #7
rod
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Status: Those who danced were thought to be quite insane, by those who couldn't hear the music.
Rank: Royal Flush
Indeed never give up.Smile

Had 6 months away from poker, I'm not playing every day yet but doing ok at the micro (< =$1) tournaments 62 games, itm 34% roi over 600%.

Played a few satties from 1 cent and twelve hours from now I play in the $1000 buy in final for a $10,000 trip to the Caribbean and entry to a $5,000,000 tournament.

I'm freaking out lol, 1 in every 10 players win a ticket,  please wish me good luck and good maths.

GL and GM to you all too.Laughing

Many thanks Doug and Ryan couldn't have done it without  your words of wisdom, CHEERS! M8s.
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3 months ago  ::  16 Jul 17 12:03 PM #8
Rhonda
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Well done Rod, glad your game play is going well.  Realty wish you good luck in your tournament hope you win.  xx
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