This is a discussion on Too spewy or do I just need patience? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; tbh maybe i'm not the only one but i'm really good at accumulation chips while we're ITM but can't maintain. Strictly for MTT's once i
tbh maybe i'm not the only one but i'm really good at accumulation chips while we're ITM but can't maintain. Strictly for MTT's once i have 25-30bbs I feel like I have leverage to run over the table and I do for a couple rounds then I dwindle down and get k,o. Maybe i'm lacking patience?? I tell myself that I need 100bbs or nothing, also the payouts are flat and there's no real incentive for me to move up the pay ladder. Can someone guide me in the right direction i would appreciate it very much & GL
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A lack of patience and an urge to "make things happen" is probably one of the main reasons why, a lot of people can not success in poker long term. So you are definitely not alone in this. For me it helps a lot to multitable, because if keeps me busy with other tables, while I need to fold my way through a card dead period or a bubble on one of the tables.
And as I think, you already figured out, being a big stack is not a license to get completely out of line. For sure you can find a few good spots to apply ICM-pressure to other players, who understand it, and this is part of tournament strategy. But you can not completely change your game, just because you are an above average stack. Even with a large stack preserving that stack is often more important than trying to make some fancy play.
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July 28th, 2020, 7:58 PM
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re: Poker & Too spewy or do I just need patience?
Try to download some poker tournament books. Some of the older ones you can find online for cheap.
July 30th, 2020, 3:53 AM
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Completely relatable; sometimes I am sitting there and thinking I just need to tighten up a bit more and fold some hands because I'm playing too many hands (even if my stack is growing). Not the only thing I do, but one thing you could try that helped me is to alter my thinking process. Instead of reasoning with myself why play this hand or not, I try to give myself a reason to NOT play the hand. It helps me fold some closer ones that could go either way if I've been playing really loose. Obviously, you'll still be playing the premium and solid hands, but you'll be a bit more selective on the other hands and that will indirectly tighten you up.