How to have better self-discipline while gambling
If you are playing six-max tables, then never stay in a game after the cut-off has happened and blinds rise too high for you to continue. Eventually, everyone will be all-in and out of chips, so once there’s one player left who’s able to post a $3,000 pot bet from under the gun, then I’m not hanging around just waiting for my turn.
Importance of discipline
Here are some examples of why losing discipline is better than punching yourself in the face because you lost too much:
1.) You can’t afford to lose $300, but you are playing a sit n’ go with your friend, and the blinds are rising quickly into double digits, so you’re taking big shots every hand. You should be getting the blinds often enough to keep them under control, but each time you take one, it costs you $90 more per orbit (average).
That means after an hour, when all is said and done, you’re going to have lost over $180 on average because of this poor discipline. If instead of this silliness, you always respected Rule # 1 I mentioned above by quitting before things got out of control, then as soon as the blinds started increasing too fast, then YOU WOULD AVERAGE A NET GAIN even though your final score would still be a loss.
2.) You lose $200 in the first two hours of play at a 50-60 cent MTT on PokerStars. Still, you know that even if you get unlucky for the next three hours, it’s not going to cost you another $100, so you’re happy to keep plugging away with this strategy (or similar) because your goal is just to make the top 10% and finish in the money which would mean a profit of $180 or more.
If, instead, you went overboard by allowing yourself to fold too many hands when looking ahead, then lost enough chips early to knock out before your target time was up, then you’ve now shot yourself in one ear and then some … twice! Visit mamasboyct.com for more information.