Originally Posted by bubbasmouse
I'm trying to learn to be a better Player. I just got started in online poker. I downloaded the trial version of Poker Tracker 3. It is showing i'm losing money in 3 positions with BB being the worse. I'm losing 7.5x more money at BB versus SB. I'm also losing at Position 6. Position 6 I'm losing 3x more than SB.
What can I do to plug these drains? I'm showing a slight profit but I need to plug the holes at BB and Position 6.
If you just got PokerTracker you may not have enough hands to get an accurate reading of your win/loss. I mean, get lucky and win stacks twice in the SB and maybe it'll show you profitable there?
Basically, the BB and the SB are losing positions. Pretty much everyone who plays loses money in those seats. Awhile ago at 40k hands of 6-max rings I had a slight profit, but it was an anomaly and I eventually stopped winning there (I also moved up to a level so people were better at stealing).
The reason the blinds are losing positions is because you are forced to put $ in with random cards *and* you are in the worst positions on subsequent rounds of betting.
That being said, assuming a large sample size, in ring games you should not be losing money in any seat except the blinds
. You do not have to put $ into the pot from any position except the blinds, so if you are losing money from seat 6 you have a leak in your game (probably playing too loose in late position).