re: Poker & What to do when it is all going wrong ?
Originally Posted by Blazing_Saddler
I am having one of those runs, when everything I do seems to fail. I consider myself to be a good player at the limit I play at, which was $30 sng, although I have been higher and lower than that over time.
I have made money consistantly over the past 2 years playing these games, of course I have had bad runs, but this one seems to be worse, I am getting out drawn all the time. I am not moaning, I realise it happens to everyone, and I also realise my play has probably changed due to this happening.
My Bankroll currently stands at $700 dollars, I have made much more than that, but have always made a big withdrawal when i got up to a certain amount, not really because that is what i wanted to do, but because the money came in handy for something or another at the time.
Anyway, It is clear that I no longer have the amount I need to play $30 sng at the moment, I am thinking back to $10 for now, is that about right for that kind of BR ?
I have written down a list of things I want to work on in my play each time i play now, have you guys got any other advice for when things are going wrong ?
Another factor is , I always played 9 seat sng, on a site with a good structure so I could play solid poker, hope to hit a big hand and double up, and start pushing when the blinds got to 50/100, but a while back I started playing 6 seater sng, these have been much more fun, and I have made profit at them. I am thinking maybe go back to the 9 seaters and get back to basics ? which do you prefer out of the two, I think the thing with 6 seaters is you need to cash in at first a fair amount of the time, where as 9 you can drop the odd third and a few seconds and keep your br moving up.
Interested in your thoughts
Could copy/paste this and set up my own thread. I'm in exactly the same position as you, played for 2 and half years, pretty much a consistent winner, not huge amounts maybe $2-3K a year playing $10-30 SnG's mostly. Last 3 months (especially the last month) it's been all one way traffic. I haven't been able to buy a win the last 3 weeks, played a bit last night for the first time in a while, played a Pot Limit Omaha H2H SnG yesterday on FT and lost all of the 7 hands it lasted for, sucked out on 2, dealt big hand against bigger on 2 more. Played 2 HORSE SnG's on Pokerstars
, first one lost without winning a single hand in the 4 rounds I played. 2nd one, made a good start, then took a couple of beats (including 2 outer for huge pot) before being dealt AxA in Stud level. Took a few raises and reraises to become apparent that opponent had been dealt three fours against my pair of aces (which he then improved to a full house, the 3rd against me in the 3 stud levels).
Forums like this are always full of "i'm on a bad run..." posts, but the last month i've seen loads on the UK forums from proper, decent players. Since US poker ban, Americans cant reload their account easily (if at all). Non-Americans can. It seems insane to suggest that Pokersites can conspire with each other to tilt the games away from us, but i know what i've seen night after night, game after game, players from one nation sucking out on players from different nations over and over and over.
Personally i've hung up the Poker boots. I'm playing the H2H challenge here til i'm out, and a league game Tuesday nights, and that's it. I'm not enjoying the game at all anymore, keep waiting for a break, but it doesn't look like it's coming now.