Originally Posted by ukaliks
I'm startin to play 180ppl $4.40 buy-in SnG's at PokerStars.
If im playing in a MTT i try n go for the $1 - $5 range as i'm finding it harder to play in MTT's these days.
All i can say is i've gotta keep my patience, read up sum more material and get back to the grind.
Sorry bout havin a winge fest. Can't help it and i gotta shout it out. We are only human after all n we don't like losing.
Don't worry its only natural to get down from time to time.
I would say that small stakes tournaments are complete donkfest lotteries!! I don't mean that to be offensive its just that tournaments under say $50 aren't really a case of skill.. more luck as the blind structure increases so rapidly.
The dollar amount of the buyin isn't the real issue its the blind structure.
If you are interested, there is a great book to read.
'The Poker Tournament Formula' by Arnold Snyder.
Although the book has a suggested playing style (which is hyper aggressive for small stakes tournaments) its real incite is how to analise tournament structures for any type of tournament you can think of and to pick tournaments based on the likelihood of your skill being a significant factor in winning it.
After reading it I decided not to play tournaments until I could afford to enter ones that had a more favorable blind structure and moved across to cash games only.
It is definitely worth a read.
I hope things improve for you and that you start to enjoy the game again.