Originally Posted by Truthworth
Hey, I apologise in advance if this is the wrong section, complete forum noob here...
I play sit n go tournaments on Pokerstars and I am sure I'm not a bad poker player, however, I feel the downswings I have been having are not justified. It seems like from 2 months ago when I won a few 360's I can't even place anymore.
I'm playing super tight and in position but it seems even when I play strong hands like QQs and AKs I'm getting beaten pretty much 9/10 ... people are beating me with all in calls with Q 7.. now I know this is standard micro stakes but even so..
So back to the question is there any significant difference between the different poker sites or am I just experiencing a justified downswing and need to relax and play on..
Thanks for reading..
What do you mean by downswings are justified? Nobody has the right to to think they should run well or run bad, variance is what it is just learn to accept it. Even if you feel you make the correct decision 100% of the time, don't think this should justify you winning money in the short term.
Where are you plugging this 9/10 losing with QQ/AK from etc? It sounds like you're having selective memory or it could just well be small samples being a big factor, variance in poker especially MTT SnG's turbos with 360 players are INSANE.
Now I've played these games before myself and they are probably once of the easier of bankroll builders out there if you are putting in some volume. I quickly learned though that given how quickly 90man/45man tables load it would probably much better to play these games because you can get 10+ running after 5mins and just constantly reload when you bust easily playing 100+ games a day and just watching your roll grow. Getting sucked out on just holds true to this statement about how soft the games are. I'd suggest posting hands and spots you're not 100% sure off. I mean you can continue grinding though and feel you're getting bad beats and not winning in spots often but there's a very good chance you a making mistakes. IE: Folding way to much when stacks get smaller because to be profitable at this game you need to be shoving much, much wider and calling wider than AK/QQ+.
I have to point out changing sites will make no difference, especially when it comes to 10c games. As you have already noticed players are so bad that they are easily profitable enough, there is only a downside to moving to a different site playing these game, you just aren't going to get in enough volume and the SnG's will load so so much slower that it's going to take you forever to build up your roll.
Just grind on through it, post hands and put in volume. Within one month after a few 1000's games you could be at $5+ stakes without much of a sweat.