by: Chris Bibey.
When playing poker, you should expect to lose from time to time. This does not mean that you should become comfortable with losing, but you should know that this is going to happen.
After all, even the best players lose when another gets a better hand; this is bound to happen because there is some luck involved with the game of poker.
That being said, you need to know how to identify a losing streak. When you are losing hand after hand, it is time for you to make a change so that you can get back to your winning ways.
What type of changes can you make to get out of a long losing streak? Anytime that you are dealing with a losing streak, you need to look closer at the strategy you are using. Are you losing each hand the same way? Are you making the same decisions which in turn lead to losing? A simple strategy change may be able to take you from losing streak to winning in no time at all. And in many cases, you do not need to overhaul your entire strategy; just small pieces of it.
Another thing to consider is that you may be doing everything right, but still losing because the competition is just a little bit better or luckier. There are going to be times when you lose because another player has more skills or receives a better hand. When this happens many times in a row, it can be difficult not get upset. But remember, the best poker players are those who have a good mental mindset in addition to their playing skills. You must not get down on yourself even if you are losing. Instead, think about changes you can make that will better your situation. In some cases, the best change may be time off or a switch from table poker to online or vice versa.
If you are in the midst of a poker losing streak, you will want to make changes that will give you the best chance of reversing your fortunes.
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