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So I used to get a lot of wins (couple of 1st and 2nds) but I fell to not making anything anymore. How do
Not sure if this is your issue or not but tournament success to me depends greatly on small stack play. Study your push/fold charts, keep an eye on those to your left as to whether they are playing a lot of hands or are tight. The tighter players you can jam wider on and the looser players you have to be tighter with your jam range. Then also look for re jam opportunities when your stack is 16-20 BBs. Look for spots where a loose player is opening and then it folds to you. When you have a hand of good strength, jam over them. You will get a lot of folds and you will get some calls where you are good. You will lose at times when you run into a better hand or get sucked out on but re-jamming can be very profitable when you have a stack size that is in the teens.
So I used to get a lot of wins (couple of 1st and 2nds) but I fell to not making anything anymore. How do you yall play?
Remember that poker is a long term game. While you may not have a deep finish lately it does not necessarily mean you are doing something wrong. I play this one tournament 4-5 time a week. this tournament has about 800 players give or take a night. On average I should make a final table once every 89 tournaments or top 3 once every 267. If i play 5 a week I should on average make a final table one every 17.7 weeks and finish top 3 once every 53.3 weeks. Most people expect the top 3 finish more than that and it is not realistic.
Just make sure you study the game and the wins will come.
Practice a lot, watch pros on TV, read good poker books and be patient.
Be careful watching pros on TV, sometimes those aren't exactly the best lines. With being on tv sometimes they'll do things they would never do in a non-televised game. Always try to find reference to a particular line in a few places don't just take the first thing you see as the law, getting a variety of sources saying the same thing will strengthen the claim
I have great bankroll management, it started at $0 and it's still at $0