Originally Posted by cotta777
Im really now like 3 years into my poker playing life. Im still unable to achieve the huge cash I have needed so badly and Im starting to feel it wont ever come.
I have had numerous 3 figure cashes in very large fields made appearances in the sunday million, WCOOP (obviously satelliting) never expecting to get a big cash rightly so.
But in the lower buy in tournaments I have time and time again come close I've added more final tables to my tally this month again picking up small cashes falling short of the 4 figure prizes.
and there have been many more small cashes reaching maybe the last 100 players.
In effect ive spent most of this time fluctuating up and down never really achieving anything great in these 3 years.
pretty much im still untested at the cash tables having dedicated most of my effort into mtt stt and so forth.
But the question really is where do you go?
How much can you take?
Maybe its the mentality which is too weak to fight for the big prizes because it effects the game , decisions.
Or maybe its just a part of my game I which is very weak, concentration isn't as strong 5 hours into a session etc
I struggled with this when I was about 2-3 years into my poker "career"... Playing to cash is playing to lose. The money is in the top 3 spots, anything less should be considered a failure of sorts. Think about it, tourneys like the sunday 100k at bovada
for example is a $162 buyin, and 10th place is usually around $1800 (700 players average).... Do u want to go that far and win $1800 when first place is 25k? My best cash on 6 tries was 22nd for $1800 (was a much larger field that week due to promotions) and I lost with
after I called an all in with flop of
in SB and called my button raise and shoved flop), but the bottom line was that I was going for first, not top 18 which would have been another raise to $2400... Final table is nice and all, but remember once you get there you're only beginning the MOST IMPORTANT part of the tourney. It's easy to get into gamble mode due to the aspect of HUGE blinds and smaller stacks. Just keep learning and grinding and the bigger wins will come.