I am a losing player!
As the title says I am a losing player. Apparantly I need to work on my game and figure out what mistakes I am making. We are not talking big dollars here. I have only deposited $200 max. at any one time. I have played on PartyPoker
where I was able to cash out $500 before they were shut down here. I have played on PS, FT and unfortunately BOL. My latest run is over the last month is on Lock. 3000 hands mainly playing .10/.25 or less ring games and $10 and under sng's. It has been determined by a poker tracker site that I am a loose and passive player.This can be an unprofitable playing style. Which I understand. What I don't understand is how a player can be deemed aggressive/tight, has lost $1000 over a few months but should be avoided playing against. You would want to play against them right? Also, not too many people I have checked on are winning players.
Over these 3000 hands I am down $138. My stats are 31% tight/loose, Pre Flop raise 10%, 60% continuation, and 45% aggression. I can account 75% of the $ loss to a few hands where I lost holding pocket aces, pocket kings and a top pair flush draw that I pushed on and got beat with a set. The aces and kings were cracked. All these hands I obviously overplayed post flop and got beat. The remaining losses are on a losing trend of hands which I need to stop. I do know I make a mistake of thinking someone is bluffing and overplaying a medicore hand. I do play better in sng's as I can be patient. It does seem when short stacked I can shove and get called, be ahead and then lose quite often. I say to myself " shouldn't have shoved and waited" but I guess I need to work on that.
I believe (in my mind) that I play good hands. My preflop raise % is low and I determine that to be caused by thinking someone will call anyway because the stakes are not high. When your pocket pairs get cracked by small suited connectors that hit a flop can be frustrating.
Learning to let go of these pairs go is obviously something I need to do. I know I left out some information but I don't want to be long winded.
I will answer questions if you want ask something specific. This is only my second post but I have been reading the forum for a little while now. Thanks for letting me rant.