Originally Posted by luvminnesota
Sorry. I was looking for maybe some advise about getting out of a rut. I've been in them before but never for this long. I don't need general game tips. I guess I was hoping someone has been there and made it out and could maybe give some ideas on how they did it. Maybe something they noticed about it that I'm missing. Thats all. I guess when I said 60% I meant in the money, not necessarily 1st place. Anyone who's dug their way out, I like to here from you. If you haven't been there then please don't tell me what you think you would do. Trust me, you don't know till you're in one.
As far as advice for getting out of a rut,and yes anyone who has played long enough has been in one,I only have this.
1.Review your play-Are you really playing the best poker you can?how are you sure of that?Go back in your hand histories and look for leaks in your game.If you don't find any,then you are surely better than most players (or most likely blind)and you should be 80% ITM.
2.Take a nice break from poker.It does no good to play on tilt.Find something to get your mind off it for a week or two.Come back refreshed and ready to take on the world.
3.Read a couple of books you have read before(poker books that is),see if you can catch something you missed before.I have read HOH 1 and 2 several times,and still I pick up a small detail now and then.Or better yet,buy a new book and read it.
4.Don't set your expectations so high!60% ITM is unreal.Is this over 1000 SNG's?If not,it is not a real figure.Try going for 50% ITM,with most of these being wins and seconds.Like I said before,and this is most important,play to win,not to cash!
5.Listen to the advice of others.If most people think your numbers won't hold up over a real sample,they just may be right!If you can't make money at 50%,you aren't playing to win.You should have at least 25% 1rst and 2nd's in that 50%
6.If this was no help to you,then you are not listening and just looking for some pity,IMHO.I hope you listen and good luck to you.