What are your winning NL sessions like?
I'm just wondering whether better players find there's a predictable pace to a winning session. Say, you're playing 25 NL. What is a reasonable and desirable win rate? Do you expect to double your buy-in in an hour or two? Or are you happy to make $5 or $10 on your $25 buy-in?
For me, I don't find that I make gains gradually. It's not a smooth line. I'm not up a couple bucks after a half hour, then a couple more after another half hour. I do a lot of treading water, then the gains usually come from one or two big hands. I might double my money after an hour or two, then tread water again until the next big hand comes along. When I play live, which isn't too often, I usually win, and almost invariably my gains come from one or two big hands over the course of an evening.
I've been playing on Bodog where I don't use pokerTracker, but I've been morphing from LAG to TAG, and am having more success at TAG. My % flops seen is usually between 15% and 20% and I'm passing up a lot of speculative hands, especially in early position, that I used to play.
What it amounts to is I'm trying to develop a winning style, and I'm asking you folks who win consistently what your typical session might look like: steady gains or wins coming in bursts? Have many of you improved your results by going from LAG to TAG?
Thank you in advance for your responses.