More logical choice for bankroll?
I use to cruise this site a while back, not really active poster but loved to read to improve my game. I put down poker for a year due to schooling, and now I'm picking it back up to supplement some income. I have an account at Full Tilt, and have made close to 100 dollars in a little over a week. I'm not stupid in that I play the big tournaments to win big right away, but I've got one or two questions about building my bankroll. I've read some FAQ's and posts around here, and didn't necessarily find my answers, but if there is a topic that helps me answer my questions, I apologize in advance.
First off, I mainly play 5 dollar SnG that are 6 handed. I figure that while the bubble is higher (top two pay out) I think it takes less time to complete a tournament on average, and the top place pays pretty well (I think). My question is, are SnG's the way to go for earning money consistently? I like SnG's because I've been playing big tournaments for a long time (starting with 1-2 years of playing a ton of freerolls
) and I feel I have a good grip on basic and somewhat next level tournament strategy. However, I'm not sure if I should stick with SnG's or suck it up and multi-table ring games. I find that 75-85% of the time I land in the money in a SnG, I make first place.
So my questions are as follows:
1) Are 6 handed SnG's more profitable in the long run compared to 9 table in terms of $/hour?
2) Are SnG's still about as profitable as ring games if I can master SnG's? I feel I have a big boost in starting to come to grips with them considering my multi-table tourny experience. Even though SnG's aren't the same as a big, multi-table game, I feel they are very comparable (but feel free to tell me I'm wrong =P)
3) If I were to avoid buying poker HUD's for a bit (until I see I can make it in terms of making real money
with poker) what is the maximum table count I should maintain to maximize profit and still function well at the tables (Both in terms of ring games and SnG's). I realize I have to work my way up to that skill level of multi-tabling, but I'd like a ceiling so I dont get too ****y and push my limits without software.
Thanks for any replies, I appreciate all points of view and advice I can get