Originally Posted by thunder1276
huh. I stopped playing cash games because i didnt like the variance. Im prolly just not as good a player as i think I am
To be honest, hearing someone say this impresses me. People normally think they are better than they are, and to take this approach - which is probably true, no slight intended, I am probably not as good as I think I am, and I think I am competent at best - is a major step toward being as good as you want to be. You wont fix something if you dont believe it is broke. The first thing I would say is if you speak in terms of 5-6 games, than you need to understand knowing how good you play must be over a sample of 10s of thousands of hands, and perhaps that is not enough. SnG and cash games are so different that if you think you can just switch you probably need to read some of the basic strategy articles here and elsewhere on these formats. You should find a format you like and read about it, learn it, do whatever you can to know all you can about that format. There is a successful cash player here who left SnGs cause he hated the variance. I dont play cash so I cant comment on the variance there, but as stated here, variance in STT and MTT can be huge, so you may want to just stay in cash and try to find out why you are not doing as well as you want. Post some HH and start there.