Dear fellow brothers,
Well first off I'd like to say hey to everyone as I'm new here and decided to come to the forums for some guidance and the next step in online poker, Little about me is that I play mostly on pokerstars
and got introduced to the game by grandfather who has now passed away.
In his time poker was still not really known, Yet my parents stated he used to always come home with a bundle of cash and I suppose that is why our family is some what well off currently. I've been playing more Pub and Casino style tournaments and cash games then I found online.
I'm good at the game and study it a lot even print of hands and analyze my mistakes and where I could have handled it better. As they say you can learn to play the game within a few short hours but it takes a life time to master.
Problem is my patience when handling my BR and the types of games I should be looking at playing. My general rule is to have x100 Buy-Ins of the game I play. I would like to reach supernova and would like to earn enough to make a healthy extra income I know this will take time.
I'd like to build my BR up to $1000 to play 5/10c games with a Buy-in of $10 and make some money even if it was just an extra $20 a day.
Anyway a week ago I placed my first $100 I built it up to $150 then left it for a few days this was by a few Swift games on the 1/2c games with a Buy-in for $2, I switched to 50/50 and managed to move up to $200 and finally up to $360 via Hyper HU 1.50/3.50 games.
With a $360 BR I really liked the Hyper HU game styles and the swift, I thought to myself $350 = 100 Buy ins at 3.50 HU level. I Decided to play 20 games the results were 12 wins - 8 losses for 3.50 Hyper HU.
I thought if I went under $350 I'd stick to 1.50 if I was over $350 I'd move up to 3.50, Problem was after this run of 20 games. I hit a brick wall I suppose resulting in 17 straight losses. At first I didn't tilt towards the end my game play had dropped.
AA vs QK, Flop came KKQ
99 vs 22, 2 hits on river.
Same old tales we always hear, It was after this beat I decided if I lose 1.50 I'd go to 3.50, 3.50 lose to 7. 7 lose to 15. After the consistent double ups I lose entire BR. I'm not whining about my bad beats in fact I respect the players and the game enough not to take it out on others I'm just asking for some assistance in how others would handle this.
Did I move up too quickly? Got ahead of myself? Should have walked away at 4 or 8 losses? Playing the wrong game with too much variance? Any advice would be good and please no trolls. Cheers guys!