Can you help yourself get out of a Poker Drought?

I believe we have all been in what I call Replay Poker droughts.

When I am in a Replay Poker Drought, I want out and it is time to get out of it somehow and believe I can change my luck.

I feel like when this occurs to me, it is time for a routine change. I then tend to play different games, tournaments, times, stakes, etc?

Can you help yourself get out of non placing/winning 4 or 5 day droughts ? If so, please share your resolutions with us all.

Well, I guess when you stop and think about all the variables involved playing here at Replay Poker, I

would certainly look for what is not a variable and start there to get out of a drought.

Going back and thinking about the hands that had a very high winning percentage.

Then being patient enough to wait until opportunity knocks.

Most likely, if you’re in a drought, you’re forcing the issue and not patient.

Also, not aware enough of the opportunities.

You know, Replay Poker lives up to its name by hands repeating.

If you notice a pattern, start there and take advantage of what the site is giving you.

You need to be more aware of the repeating winning hands.

For example, in Omaha Hi Lo lately, there has been a repeating pattern of a couple deuces, that for the

most part, catch a 2.

I’ve seen this pattern win about 90% of the time.

Not foolproof, but it stands out as a winning play.

So, a player can just sit back and wait until he notices a favorable play.

Again, it helps to be aware and find as many favorable plays as possible.

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So, focus on this approach if you’re in a drought on Replay.

Obviously, the more aware you are of these types of plays, the more likely you’ll never see a drought in

the first place.

You will become a consistent winning player!

Knowing the algorithm tendencies is the key here on Replay.

Also, patience and awareness!

Remember, you don’t need luck to win if you know the algorithm tendencies!


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Oh I definitely go through droughts a lot on here recently. I usually just give it a break for a day or two then try again. When the cards don’t go your way, they just don’t go your way.

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Don’t be result oriented. Just focus in making EV+ plays.

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About six weeks to two months ago I went ten days or more and couldn’t win anything. I posted this in another thread, but I’ll say it again. I’d hit a set, someone else would hit a bigger set. I’d hit a straight, someone would hit a better straight or a flush. I’d hit a flush and someone would hit a boat. I even had a hand where I hit a boat and two other players hit bigger ones. My solution was to drop down several stake levels and play until I felt like I had my mojo back, and then went back to the stakes I prefer to play. Best thing through it all was remembering that downswings are going to happen, and there’s nothing you can really do other than work through them. Worst thing for me was going down as far as 1/2 and being bored to tears with players trading eight chips back and forth with regularity.


The last time this happened to me was about 5-6 wks ago as well. I see a drought a few times a yr on average. When it comes and after a few days, I notice I have gotten into a routine same tourneys same players etc. When I play same tourneys, I get to know a lot more of how the players will play, weaknesses & strengths but they do the same with mine. So I figure plays some MTT’s I normally don’t play for awhile and it has worked every time to get back in the $$$. GL everyone and I hope you don’t get into extended Poker droughts. It will cause one to loose the confidence that is needed to win.

Everyone has them, what seems to work for me is to cuss and throw my beer against the wall…Haha just kidding. I just play through them. I raise what I will bet on, if I don’t have a smoker on the flop I’m out. When the board starts to treat me better I return to how I normally play. Don’t throw your beer against the wall it will tick the wife off and it makes a mess.

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I’m very new here so forgive me for chiming in…
I only play a few free/low MTTs because I’m trying to learn.
Can’t say I’ve been here long enough to have a drought but I was curious as to how the higher ups lived.
So I tried a couple of 250 MTTs and got blown out. Boom.
Is that a drought?
Or just a lesson?

One day I will be able to play them but for now you’ll have to find me in the beginner stuff.

gg e1
cu soon


Hi my friend, I wouldn’t call that a drought but as you said a lesson. Hope you get up that level stakes MTT’s soon, if that’s your goal and be comfortable playing them. GL at the tables !!