Updated at March 22, 2022

A downstreak is a long series of losses in betting.

The “black stripe” can be experienced by every player – both a beginner and a professional. But if the latter understand that the outcome of a bet is always somewhat unpredictable, and a downswing happens to everyone, then novice bettors can completely lose confidence in their knowledge and intuition, and therefore the desire to play further.

Sometimes the exact opposite happens – in the hope of winning back, players continue to bet until they burn out, from overwork they make mistakes in the analysis and make thoughtless bets.

During a downswing, it is better to take a break from betting for a while in order to relieve nervous tension and restore self-control. The streak of bad luck ends at some point, and perhaps all you have to do is wait.

It is possible that your strategy is indeed wrong, but in this case, it is irrational to continue to bet. You will not find good solutions in a state of stress – you will only rush about in all directions at random until you finally burn out. Take a break – perhaps after this you will be able to look at your system with a new look, see what worked and what did not work in it, and develop a new, more successful strategy.

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Irina Sherbul

I am writing about betting since 2015. Put on dotat and table tennis