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Losing

Losing

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Aug 10, 2011

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Obviously, everybody has losses. The trick is not to let one or two losses grow into an extended losing streak which may, in the worst case, lead to a disaster — going broke. The essential question is: How can you prevent this from happening? If you play regularly in the same game with the same players, and you are a steady winner, one loss shouldn’t be a cause of too much concern. This is especially true if you felt that you played reasonably well and didn’t lose an excessive amount. If you went on tilt during this session, then even this first loss may be the sign of a problem, and you should take corrective action. (See the next paragraph for some suggestions.) The signs of tilt are playing too many hands (hands you wouldn’t normally play), playing much longer than you usually do, or losing more than your typical ...


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