Dealing with Online Poker Losses
Everyone will lose at Poker at some point, but for some new online players, it will seem that the losses occur more frequently and thus make recovery more difficult. However, while losing is never easy, assessing the facts can help you understand and get back on the winning track.
First of all, you must realize that in online Poker, you will play more hands per hour. This will of course translate into more possible wins and losses, but the fact is that most players tend to remember only the big pots that they lose, and never the ones that they won. This is also true in live casino, but more prevalent online.
To get a better grip of the situation, it would be best if you use a software to keep track of your wins and losses. Oftentimes, you may just be overreacting to a loss when in fact you have won far more.
Yet there will be times when you will lose quite a lot playing online Poker, because by playing alone at home, you will have little fear or embarrassment. When you are in a live card room, it can be embarrassing to lose your entire stack repeatedly, so a player gets up and leaves.
However, when you are playing at home, there are no such restrictions. For this reason, you will need to exercise some self control. If you keep losing, force yourself to take a break and reevaluate your strategies.
Another factor why some players lose more when playing online Poker is that there are more sub par competitors here than in live card rooms. Again the reason is that of the same cited above; in the privacy of their own homes, players need not be worried about embarrassing themselves in front of other people.
However, this does not mean that with more inept Poker players, you will not get as many pots playing online Poker. You simply have to change your playing style. The more you play, the more you will realize that different players require different approaches. The same applies when dealing with weaker players.
The reason why players lose against them is the usage of wrong techniques. Just keep things simple and you will dominate them.
Once you learn how to keep track of your wins and losses, and learn to use the appropriate techniques against lower skilled opponents, you will realize that the losses you incur playing online Poker are the same as in any land based casino.
And in fact, with more opportunities to play, you will be more than compensated for when you get the big pots.