re: Poker & Trouble with hands holding deep in tourneys (1st Post)
Why are we assuming that OP is shortstacked & playing too tight in mid levels???
To OP,... yes it can become frustrating at times, especially when this kind of stuff happens a bunch of times in succession. One may begin to play differently as a result (form of tilt... ie. playing monster hands too fast after losing to a zillion 2 & 3outers, etc.).
Most good poker players who have put in any kind of volume will have experienced some downswings.... not cashing in 60+ mtts in a row is not uncommon even for the very best online MTT players,.... losing 20sngs is also not uncommon.
I don't have any answer for dealing with downswings but things I do are: review reading material/info.(books, strat. articles, Poker Mindset, etc.), read HH's in forums, review my play via an auto hand replayer, talk with others, etc. etc.