I play in a regular Tuesday night game at a pub in Johannesburg and the structure is fair, blinds start at 10/20, starting stack of 1500 with blinds increasing every 20 minutes.
Its a decent field of up to 80 players and the tourney can last up to 6 hours.
I have won it once before and have made the final table about 6 times.
The players range from complete and utter donks, to some seriously talented players, ages ranging from 19 to 50.
Its not an extremely difficult field to get through, however it can be tough when we get to the last 3 tables and the donks have moved on and all thats left are the better players.
I have had a good run the last 4 weeks, finishing 7th, 3rd, 4th and then 6th tonight.
Sure I should be pleased that I have been consistent with my string of final tables but I am struggling to clean up.
Tonight, short stacked, I shoved with 99 and got called with kq suited and a queen fell on the river. sure its a cooler and I actually wanted a caller in order to double up but its still no comfort when I try to figure out where the hole in my game is that wont allow me to just clean up and dominate at the FT.
Any suggestions ? Or should I just be content with my results ?