if you play tournaments for the fun of it thats cool, good on you. but if you want to play in a way that you make the most money long term you need to be playing aggressively and looking to build stacks to win tournaments, not sneak into the money and crawl up pay ladder. if this doesnt sound like you then maybe you would prefer DONs or STT where the onus is on cashing rather than winning.[/quote]
I am pretty sick of minimum cashing. But I suppose I shouldnt be mad at it either. I am definitely a recreational player. I was trying to take playing online in PokerStars
really seriously but the routine bad beats have really taken the wind out of my sails. I dont have the bankroll to play mid stakes or low, I just have to think that its gotta be better up there then in micros. I cant speak for mid and low, but I really can speak for micros. Its just a donkfest whichever tournament you play, sit and goes, etc. No rhyme or reason about it. Time after time beats the bankroll down and every once in a while spike a win.
I guess a side question < Is it any different in "higher stakes" tournaments ?
Today I really went for the aggression you speak of in 10 $00.50cent sit n goes and ended up taking first in one for $11.?? dollars, so that was pretty exciting.
Im here to pay the rake and spend the time.