Should I end my short experience with $2.20 180's?
First thing first before someone says it. I know the sample size is too small. However, I do believe my game has improved and it's the first time I have been comfortable playing SnG's and getting a good push/calling range vs players.
I've been grinding SnG's for around a month in total now and been consistently earning a little profit. I say a month, obviously I've played SnG's a lot longer but I took time out to study it more and I started my "official" grind about a month ago and so far it's going ok.
I will give a quick run down of recent events. I had initially around $150.00 and was grinding 50cent + $1.10 45/90man Turbos on stars, but because I managed to take a second place in a $1.00 3K gtd a couple of weeks back I cashed for just over $350.00 so my bankroll was good enough, to add $2.20 games in to the mix which included the $2.20 90 mans standard speed (which are going ok) and the $2.20 180 turbo's which aren't going as well..
As I say, I know my sample isn't huge but I think I can be consistently profitable at $1.10/$2.00 45/90man there is just an issue with the 180's at present. Obviously I know the variance is going to be a lot higher, the play isn't any better - from what I've seen it's actually worse! People early stages willing to stack with garbage.
I've played just over 300 SnG's in total, but at the minute and I'm unsure of if it's varience or I'm just not good enough. The thing is, like I say - I don't think they are harder in the slightest but I'm unsure if I want to continue grinding them if I have leaks. I have taken a 3rd place at the start of them, but just min cashing at most in the last 20 but down overall from all SnG's around $40.00/$50.00 Is this a normal downswing for $1.00/$2.00 turbos?
Here are my graphs anyway to see what you think.
110 tournaments: Profit: +$65.00
150 tournaments: Profit: +$79.00
35 tournaments: Profit: -$27.00
Overall SnG graph
310 tournaments: Profit: +$133.00
Obviously the most consistent is the 45mans and I find them the easier along with 90 man. I just wonder if this simply could be variance because of the short games I've played at the 180mans, but at $2.20 a go even with $500.00 I'm still quite nitty and a downswing can put you in a bad place like I feel I'm in now and being down $50.00 in total kinda sucks for micros.. so do you think spikes like this in $2.20 180's normal and I'm guessing people have had a lot worse but it still is a bit hard to deal with. Downswings in the $1.00/$2.00 45/90 are fine, it doesn't really effect me as you can see in the 90man(was down $40.00 at one) one and I don't even really recall this happening yet I notice it with the 180's..
Is this nothing? Should I not worry and continue grinding them or?
I'm also one of those people, who now wants to keep grinding them to turn a profit in them or just to hit a profit then banish them from the grind.
As you can see in the overall SnG graph, it doesn't look to pretty that down swing at the end and it's what I'm currently in..do I stick it out or just get rid of the 180's and carry on where I was doing? I know taking a first place in the 180 is going to wipe the losses out and give me a good profit, I'm just unsure of how to deal with or if I want to carry on popping $2.20 every 5minutes and watch my BR dwindle. Obviously it just doesn't just dwindle because of the 45/90 I have going on too...I just blah dunno what to do!
Thoughts/ideas would be nice..