need to get out of the micros
I mostly play on Poker Stars
on the $0.25 45 player MTT sit & goes due to my current bank roll (~$45 right now). My problem is that as I've increased my game, the new tactics that I'm using seem fail even later into a tourney. Such as when I raise 4-5BB preflop with something like AKs, I get called from 4 other people which only increases the odds
of me being beat.
Even when I get it down to a single villain after the flop who I know is playing loose and force an AI, I see I'm 80-20 favourite. And of course, you can't win all of these showdowns as sometimes, the river will sometimes give them that straight they're hoping for.
While I do money sometimes, it seems more often than not, because I'm running into so many donks, the bets are not typical as the risk is only a 25 cents at this level. As a result I get knocked out anywhere from 10th to 20th spot.
I can play $1.10 double or nothing and I do quite well there as the play is a lot tighter and I can play my game. Even when I run into someone who's looser there, they still don't go overboard on their bets so usually the worst that may happen is that I loose 1/4 of my stack because of a bad beat. That I can deal with and recover from.
What I was thinking of doing is sticking with double or nothings for now just so I can keep working my game even though I know I need to money 60% of the time for it to be profitable. The real source of increasing my BR though is to add a little bit with each paycheck. Then go to the STT sit & goes which as I recall doesn't need 100x the buy in to be properly funded as MTT should be. Also what is the play like at the $3.40 STT?
Thoughts?? Suggestions?? Oh and yes I already have Sit 'n Go Strategy by Moshman. I'm about half way through it.