Man, you want free advice? Well you're probably gonna get what you paid for...
I'll never hide the fact I feel it's cash games all day long. If you can grind cash, there's always a game, and you should always be entering with an edge. I've done okayish I guess, for myself in tournaments. But I've grinded into day 2 or 3 or a tournament, and then you bust on this crap just because the blinds have increased, and I didn't accumulate a large enough stack fast enough so my M dropped pretty low, and then AT > JJ
Congrats you spent 2-3 freaking days playing this thing for 1.5-2.0x your buy-in. If I'd spent that time on a cash game table my expectation would've been significantly higher. That stuff wore on me, and it didn't take long for me to see that I was much better off playing the ring games full time.
Fwiw, I beat the ever-loving crap out of 9-10 man SnG's. If you find info from Braminc on SnG's, that guy is the man. No fooling, he is straight up THE MAN on SnG's. I'm guessing you have a smaller roll if you're asking these questions, as it's something a person just starting would ask. If you're looking to boost your roll off the start, micro SnG's may be your way to go. IMO they're a lot of fun, and on Stars you can easily 9-table them. I'd load 9, and play those 9 through completion, because you'll bust in some, but in others as the field narrows you need more focus anyway. So once all 9 are done, or maybe you're down to HU on a few, then re-load another 9 and go at it again. I was pulling down some serious bank that way and the variance was almost non-existent.
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