re: Poker & Steaming my stack away
Originally Posted by MattRyder
It depends on where you are in the tournament, but tightening up too much can be your downfall as well. I'd prefer to suggest just sticking to your game - you know, the one that got you to where you are in the first place. If you are 'consistently' getting into a chip leader situation, then you obviously know how to play good poker.
Thanks for the replys guys, yeh I think this could work also,for some reason I alter my style drastically once i get the chips,like I feel no pressure at all when im just at the bottom concentrating hard, slowly accumulating, watching the players styles,getting the traps set.Then when I get into a healthy spot,the heat goes on,I feel like ive got something to lose now and the pressures on, one beat and i start spewing chips.
This problem with my big stack mindset is compounded during downswings.
Given away so many golden opportunity's this last week, do the hard part then cant finish the job off.
Note-thinking about it more, the real problem is not necessarily how i play my big stack(I can play this ok at times,although improvement is needed)but the big problem is how i spew my chips off if i get a beat when I am big stack.
I think i need to go into the tank and figure this one out,maybe pick apart my game a bit more cause this leak that ive tried so hard to fix is costing me big time.