you will hear all the pro's talking about bad runs, we all have them. It sounds to me that your ABC poker is right, however a lot of emphasis is placed on aggression these days. I find in the level up tours here, there is some sanity to the play in these games, however in other games God knows, what your up against! Having said, that in a recent level up my AA (All in) was crushed by K8o with 8 on the turn and 8 on river. I see that Hellmouth does a lot of meditation before matches and Andy Black went to be a Buddhist monk before he came back to play his A game. Some say give up for a few days and or just laugh it off (I know its hard). They have Texas holdem incorporated into Google's training for their staff, this appears to show them how staff are at decision making and all you can do sometimes is go all in with the best hand, cant do much more sometimes, my bad run has lasted 3 weeks (didnt want to mention it)...... still chin up, it wont last for ever.