Originally Posted by 2huskys
I dunno? really if there is any better way i guess of minimizing suck outs? im not really shoving i only will depending on stack sizes etc and trying to isolate smaller stacks, its just constant suckouts, im very happy with my bubble play because Im nearly always in a very good postition to win it.
Today again I had ak cracked by aj all in, kk cracked by ATS all in , jj cracked on t83flop all in guy runner runnered with 89 to hit straight i hit set which hurt as well and several other aq AT etc cracked by lower aces.
Ya know its every single game i play and nearly ever single hand i get.Im amazed im still in profit after 65 sngs.Ino its still a small number and am aiming for 1k+ but seriously do use ever have suckouts this bad and consitently its been going on all week now and every other month really lost half my roll to it.
If you have a profit, you are doing fine.
Be very clear on this -- poker is a long-haul game. It's a game of skillfully carving out a slight edge over the vagaries of luck. It's NOT about short term results, or hand-by-hand results. It's about how you do over 100 SNGs or 1000 or 10,000. Thousand of hands, tens of thousands of situations. If you make the correct plays each time, the wins will give you that slight profit over the inevitable occasional suckouts.
Don't expect to win every hand in which you start out with the best cards. Don't expect to cash in every SNG or more than a small percentage of MTTs (the best players seldom cash in more than 15% of their MTTs -- but their cashes tend to be deep.) It just won't happen, no matter how well you play. There will be downswings. There will be days or weeks where you can't get ahead. Your goal is to make a profit, if you can, in the long run.