Turbo SNGs vs Regular and general advice wanted
Hey guys, I'm looking for a bit of advice..hope you can help me out!
I started playing Sit N Go's online in December after playing nothing but a few games of low limit over the past couple of years.
After some immediate success at the $20 tables, it tailed off and I've since been playing a mix of $10 and $20 tables. (I know..bankroll management alert).
I hadn't really been taking it seriously but am just starting to now. I bought my first book (HoH) and have been reading a lot lately online. Mixing what I've learned in the book and on the forums with what I've learned playing over the past 8 weeks has really helped me better understand the game.
Almost all of the SNGs I've played so far have been speed or turbo games.
I've played 44 $20 games with the following results:
- First 11.36%
- Second 11.36%
- Third 4.55%
A net loss
I've played 60 $10 games with the following results:
- First 10%
- Second 11.67%
- Third 13.33%
A net gain of $10
I've played the vast majority of these games very intoxicated. My job leads to a lot of late night meetings and drinks and I've been playing when I get home and I know it's affected my judgement severely on occasion.
I have no aspirations of being a great player (although that would be nice) but enjoy playing NL and would be happy to be a break even or profitable player. I feel I'm not too far off if I buckle down and start taking the game seriously.
Here is my current plan..please let me know if you have any advice or if I'm doing something wrong. I want to learn!
- Play only $10 SNGs and the odd low entry MTT. I've tried a few lower level SNGs ($3 and $6) but prefer the play at $10 or higher.
- Top my current bankroll up to $200 (currently a bit over a hundred. so far, I haven't been managing a bankroll at all but just adding a few bucks here and there).
- Quit drinking completely. This will be tough with work but it's something I can persevere through.
- Not play when I'm getting bored or losing. I've been chasing losses.
- Start playing regular SNGs instead of turbos. I played my first regular last night and came first. (this is a main reason why I'm posting..see below).
- Continue to read, play and learn as much as possible.
- Spend more time evaluating my hands and games to try to learn where I errored.
I remember reading on here that turbo SNGs have more variance than regular games as you have to chip up quicker. I believe this is true and found the game I played last night much easier to play a patient game. What are the general thoughts on this?
I was thinking if I can consistently place in a regular $10 game, I might try adding a second. I've tried multi tabling turbo games in the past with mixed results. I believe the slower game will allow me more success than the turbos but I don't plan to multi table at all unless I can consistently win with one table.
So, any advice on my current strategy? Am I missing something or am I mislead? Also, what are your thoughts on the turbo games?
Thanks to anyone that replies and this is a great board/community!