Fear And Insecurity
I already have a slight idea about strategy, especially in tournaments because in cash I still lose like a rogue. I share my experiences and wisdom with my friends, I comment hands with other players; I even allow myself to criticize some of them. I have learned the logical bets, 3bet, 4bet, pot size, even sometimes hit my opponent’s hand. But I still do not win, why? I do everything well or I think, well now and then (more time than when) I leave the pot and I lose all my chips.
I have come to the conclusion that I am a good player, what happens is that I have bad luck . You discuss it with other players and they relieve you by patting your back and giving you reason like fools, because that’s what you are, a fool of capirote who has no fucking idea of how to play poker.
Poker begins to affect you in your daily life, your closest environment echoes your mood especially after a bad session, they warn you of how dangerous it is that you are doing and you realize that your relationship, Whether your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, siblings or friends is on the tightrope. Joderr, another bad session, I’m going to leave it permanently, but remember, you’re intoxicated and unlike other drugs, the monkey starts after 48 hours of quitting.
You are in the fall and you decide to leave it definitively, it is no fun to play, you calculate your losses and you think you could have bought a new car and not have to walk with that tartana. Your family is starting to judge you, your partner is always on the nose, your friends criticize you behind your back, you start to justify yourself and curse your bad luck, everything goes wrong and you do not find anything that gives you hope and when you give everything for lost “Eureka “A friend and great player of poker will take pity on you and call you … come here player of pacotilla, that to have I will put the piles.
Finally a little light at the end of the tunnel, you begin to understand that luck does not influence the long term in poker, only bad plays and illogical bets do, your losses are not so large and your friend lends a great book by a guy on the cover with a cowboy hat calling himself Doyle Brunson.
In this phase you acquire level 2 , that is, knowing what your opponent is leading. It really is not very difficult to know your opponent’s hand, you just have to study it a little, when the hand goes up (position), how much it goes up (stack of chips), what hand it was, and so put it in a range of approximate hands Most players tend to robotize the plays. You will not always be clear, but you will get close enough.
In this level you will find 40% of the players.