Originally Posted by matt0216
So in a little over a month you've gone from $100 to $250 and you're getting concerned with a b/e stretch?
Every player will go through b/e and even losing stretches. Some will go on for thousands of games; that's just how the game goes sometimes.
It's important to continue learning/working on your game throughout these stretches. As a start, I'd continue working on the fundamentals. Make sure you have an extensive understanding of as many ICM situations as you can, specifically regarding to bubble scenarios. Just keep reviewing hands. That's all I do. I mark 50-100 spots each day I play and then run them through an icm calculator. Just messing with the ranges in that many hands every day really lets you get a solid understanding of how different situations should play out ICM wise.
I don't want to say that changing games would be a bad move, but doing so because of a b/e stretch is certainly not a good reason. In my opinion, you should just keep at it awhile longer and learn to embrace the variance of SNGs.
Originally Posted by Arjonius
Play what you enjoy and that fits within your personal schedule. Changing games away from what you're used to is likely to mean you'd be playing something you're not as good at. Does that seem like a good strategy for making money?
Running at b/e for a while isn't necessarily a real problem. The key is to determine if you're off your usual game. If not, then the most likely scenario is simply that you're running bad.
^^ this stuff here.
Also, if you change games as soon as you don't profit for a small stretch, you will never stay in any game for any length of time. I'm on a 700game breakeven stretch in 6max turbos, at first i had leaks, i still have leaks but i feel overall i'm playing great.
What helps me is to just go over bustout hands, if i see i'm just running into tops of ranges i won't worry about things too much. if i think i played it great, no big deal, the poker gods will reward my patience soon enough .
if you want to succeed, keep working on your game, fixing little leaks here and there. post some more hands to help you grow as a player/learn to think about situations etc. Poker is like anything in life, the harder you work, the more you will get out of the game.