Understandable... Poker can be very destructive from time to time. And there are more meaningful and fulfilling things to pursue in life besides playing a game that will only give you satisfaction in the short term If you are lucky enough to score a lot of money. Maybe you don't have to give up on poker entirely, depending on your current life circumstances. And also what your real interests lie. Perhaps you could pursue it part-time, focusing more on studying the game and occasionally playing while not becoming too obsessed. It far too often leads to burnout, especially in a game such as poker, where the reward is not instant. And it will like harm personal growth and self-improvement in other areas of your life, as it could prevent you from socializing with others, while learning real-life social skills, which in the end probably makes you a happier person. So maybe try not to make poker your number one focus in life. try to have at least one hobby outside of poker would be my advice. Because if poker is your life, and if poker goes bad, your life will go bad."
But that's just my take on it. And everyone is works differently.
May 20, 2022 | 3:29 p.m.
I'm not sure. But what made you lose interest in pursuing to improve in the game? Was it the money aspect, just the lack of interest, or both?
I had many stretches when I felt, "what's the point of even keep playing this ridiculous game" Which mostly happened during moderately to severe downswings. Though studying has always captured my interest, more than just grinding, so during difficult stretches when the universe seemed to work against me, at least I could find the motivation and interest by studying the game, which in the long run helpt me achieve higher win rates at the tables.
May 20, 2022 | 1:54 p.m.
Choosing too many sizes on all the streets is a big precondition for failure in implementing those highly complicated strategies. A wise man once said: "It is better to play a simple strategy decent than a complicated strategy poorly". As we are humans after all and our time and brainpower are limited.
Depending on the spot, I'll try to reduce my bets to one 1-size on the flop, two sizes on the river, and two on the river (or at most 3).
Is there anyone else who experimenting with solvers and heuristics that could give some general advice on how to approach this complex game and how to simplify strategies without giving up too much EV?
May 20, 2022 | 12:46 p.m.
After continuation betting the flop in a single raised pot in position, are there any common spots that we do not polarize on the turn but where we are incentivized to use a smaller bet (for instance, 1/3-pot) instead of checking or betting larger?
April 15, 2022 | 10:22 a.m.
I was thinking about simplifying my flop strategy after opening in the SB and BB called. My strategy would be to never c-bet but check 100% of all flops. Is this strategy advocated or do I risk losing too much Ev compared to a more traditional c-bet strategy?.
April 15, 2022 | 4:12 a.m.
I raise 1x-pot in the SB and BB 3bets 1x-pot. What is the optimal 4betting size? I've seen different strategies, where a 1/2-pot 4bet strategy includes almost all pocket pairs and big aces, whereas a 1-pot strategy includes a more polarized range where almost all aces are 4bets.
Nov. 6, 2018 | 6:24 a.m.
UTG lost and shows three of a kind, Sixes.
BN wins $4.34
Rake is $0.15