Improvements In Your Game That Sneak Up On You
This last week it seems like I am now able to build stacks of chips that are bigger than the average stack amount in a MTT. I have done it in the past but it has been infrequent. I do/did seem to manage to scrape along on the edge of being dumped out of the tourney for quite a while. I even considered it a skill if I'm honest. Not very useful, but a skill.
But... I've have a few days where I getting ahead of the average and staying there for quite a while. I now need to work on keeping focused on the game in the later stages. In my defence, I don't normally get past the three hour mark (or two most days) so it's all new to me.
I think I can look to an article/thread I read on here (no I can't find it again) which discussed some aspects of how, when and what to bet. I was aware that I didn't seem to be picking up as many chips as I could when I won. I was winning hands but still not building a stack. I've made some adjustments with that advice in mind and the results are better.
The other thing I think has helped is playing on the PokerStars
experimental $0.11 5 minute Time Bomb Zoom games they were running for a few days last week. That was an introduction to avoiding Bingo style all-ins and picking hands to build a stack. just had a look on the site now and it looks like they have stopped them for now at least.
An upbeat end to the week as last week I was really wondering how I could change my game to stop being at the bottom of the pile most of the time.
This may all revert to "normal" in an instant though.
Now to find a book or two to read.