Am I unlucky or is there something wrong with my game?
ok. cash games dont work for me. I play sit n go at very low stakes, anywhere from $1-$2 turbo or $2-$5 double ups. and FFS no matter how i adjust my game i find that im still losing. my sharkscope
graph is embarrassing to say the least. and people i perceive as donkeys are actually making money according to sharkscope. (but not much).
so here is my basic strategy: I play very tight especially early in the game because I want to construct a tight table image so when the blinds get bigger i can make a few steals. even then, i only steal when im in a good position to do so, like on the button or SB. other than a few preflop steals i only play hole cards that are both 10 or above. sounds solid, right? wrong.
I still suck. when i make monster hands, someone else always has an even bigger monster hand (example: i lost three of a kind jacks with ace kicker to a straight by villain who played 9-10 off suit very late in the tournament - LOL isnt that a donkey to play such cards when the blinds are in the hundreds?) .
whenever i get forced into an all in, MOST of time (but not always) i am the favorite to win by at least 6-4 odds
because i simply dont play weak hands. as i said before i only play tens or above unless i try a preflop steal(because i need to, when im on the verge of busting but have a solid tight image). yet i always get busted by weaker hands. i mean, almost ALL THE TIME. AA cracked by 77. AK cracked by 10-J. AQ cracked by 33. i know these arent bad beats but i simply cant win, regardless of my odds. one time i even lost 3 consecutive pocket rockets in a row, by tremendously small odds by my opponnents. example: i was chip leader, hit a set of aces on the flop, raised HUGE and got reraised for half my chipstack by some donk with a straight draw. he won). i was so tilted after that i get scared when i get pocket aces now. i feel like if i win with pocket aces, its a miracle.
anyway, i know im not stupid. i dont get married to big hands, i know when to fold pocket aces and cowboys etc. I tend to avoid all ins, i would much rather trap players into making dumb descisions. but i still lose. WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WRONG!?
i checked a recent donkey on sharkscope. i think he is a donkey because he is either folding or all in. he gets called and wins all the time. he goes all in with hands i play but cant win with, like tens or above. yet his sharksope says he made $1000 playing these low stakes tournaments. something seems wrong.... i always bust out in the place right before i would make money. if 3rd place wins, i bust in 4th. and so on...
I know this is a lot, but if someone actually reads all this and has some insight, i would REALLY APPRECIATE it. im tilted so bad right now obviously.