This is a discussion on A poker paradox within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I've been playing $5 single table SNG's for some time now, and I find I can rarely play my A game because the skill at
I've been playing $5 single table SNG's for some time now, and I find I can rarely play my A game because the skill at that level is not enough for players to understand what you are doing.
On the other hand, my bankroll will not allow me to play higher stakes. What should I do here? I have a +20% ROI on about 1000 of these SNG's, so I feel I can beat this level. Should I move to multi-table tournies? I know it's a completely different ball game.
29th September 2008, 5:41 PM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
If you are still trying fancy moves on unskilled players that you aren't as good as you think you are. FYI, I am still guilty of this at time myself so I am still grinding micro's.
29th September 2008, 5:57 PM
Poker at: full tilt
The only advise i could give you here is to do what you feel is the right thing... try some larger tourneys or mtts ...if you bust your br you know you f'd up ... and return to what nets you the most profits..
29th September 2008, 6:11 PM
Online Poker at: chinatown
Game: all of em
20% ROI is OK, so why not continue until you can safely move up? Just cut the fancy play, play straight ahead poker, and you should do even better. THAT is your A game at those limits -- don't outsmart yourself with deep thoughts.
Remember the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid).
30th September 2008, 5:22 AM
Poker at: PokerStars
Your "A" game should be what ever method works to win the most money. If your "fancy" plays don't win, then that is not the "A" game for that level.
You should be able to consistently win at a level before you think about moving up.
30th September 2008, 1:55 PM
re: Poker & A poker paradox
Thanks guys, I appreciate your input
30th September 2008, 5:57 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: Your sister
No, you should mulit-table 5$ SNG. Multi-tabling is a good way to keep a steady ROI (IMHO) because:
a) You won't be tempted to make ridiculous/fancy moves due to boredom
b) You'll play tighter
c) You gain more experience faster
20% over 1000 games is good. Keep plugging at it and improve your bubble play.
Multi-tabling a smaller buy-in SNG is also always better than single tabling a bigger $ value SNG because the opposition will usually be softer and you'll always play within your BR levels and risk less of going bust.