I apologise in advance to anyone who considers this to be a stupid question. However, personally I believe that the only such thing as a 'stupid' question is one that you do not know the answer to, but are too embarrassed to ask!
Over the past 12 months, I've played 10 seater limit ring games at various different levels, ranging from 10c / 20c right up to $2 / $4! I'd guess that over half of the hands I've played have been at 50c / $1, but there have been a significant number above that. I've had wins and losses at each and every level that I've played at, but overall I'm showing a profit of approximately $900.
Until joining this site, I had never heard of BRM. Now that I have, I am relaunching my poker playing experience sticking strictly to proper BRM.
What I have found when I played at higher levels (and sometimes not so high levels) is that I've had some good winning sessions, but then hit a bad patch - and lost my nerve and gone back to to lower levels. Until recently, I really didn't properly appreciate that even good players (certainly ones that are better than me) suffer bad runs. This concept of fluctuating fortunes (stupidly) never occurred to me. I'd have a couple of bad days in a row and would just assumed that I wasn't good enough and go back to a lower level to practice. I probably am not good enough, and may never be good enough, but now that I'm using proper BRM I may get to find that out!
I apologise for being rather unconcise, but I'll get to the point. What sort of fluctuations could a decent, solid (though not spectacular) player expect to see? I know that it's a bit like asking how long is a piece of string, but I really would like to know, so that when I next hit a bad patch, I don't loose my nerve and try another game / site / level etc.
Yes, I told you it was stupid, but I've said it now!!!!!!!!