re: Poker & Variance v just being rubbish :-)
IMO change your attitude. You're not even doing that badly being down a couple buy ins over 13k hands. To give you an idea of how swingy this game is, I literally have 5 buy in swings every 2000 hands. You also can't complain that a lot of guys who are "barely out of nappies" are making millions while you're losing. The two are not comparable, even simply in regards to volume. I myself for example have only been playing for 2 years, but due to the insanely high amount of hands I put in per week, I've probably had more experience playing poker than youve had in 10 years
How many tables do you play at once? I'm guessing only one? You will never get anywhere with online poker simply playing one table. Unless your EV tells
you something dramatically different over the sample, we can pretty safely assume that your have some big leaks- probably to do with sizing, extracting value and your range, since these games are relatively easy to beat that you should come out ahead by the end of the month pretty much regardless of how badly you run.