Originally Posted by Rldetheflop
is there ever a point where you play flawlessly making the correct decision every time?
Yes... quite often I'm certain. Does this guar. results... umm.. not necessarily, lol.
Sounds like maybe concentration is the problem you're having. When I'm playing it's everything off (TV, phone, note on door saying I'm not home, etc.). Other 'stuff' in life taken care of (hopefully) and out of the way before I start. Eat a decent meal, get the coffee on (maybe take a walk beforehand.. maybe watch a few mins. of a sng training vid... maybe read a few pages of a poker book).... then >> headphones on & play!
Certain times I'd consider spots re: whether or not I'm making the 'right play' might be with adjustments made for certain randoms. I don't typically mass multi-table sng's so I usually have decent reads on the other players (sng's I usually only play a few at a time... sometimes only '2'.. mtt's I play more of.. more like 6 at once). One thing for sure during late level play &/or bubble play I will make adjustments for randoms who seem to be unaware/unfamiliar with ICM (I note them as ICMd < ICM dumb... or ICMa.. < ICM aware).
I think if you're reviewing fairly regularly (at least pulling aside certain 'trouble hands') then things just become more intuitive (second nature) & you're making less mistakes. Hey.. at least you're spotting your mistakes (I'm betting that MANY don't even have a clue what mistakes they're making... at least it sure doesn't seem like it on the tables).
Have you watched any decent sng training vids.? (not referring to ones made by break-even players, but more so to the guys who are at the top of the game... but who are also very good at getting their pts. across). I've found Matt Glitlr's SNG vids. to be really decent.