What are the best games to grind?
I need a bit of advice on trying to grow my bankrolls and figured I would reach out to the cardschat community. For too long now I have been playing mtt's on pokerstars
and trying to get a big win but the variance is killing me. I have been trying to hone my skills in mtt's on a daily basis by studying hard and spending hours at the tables but I have been breaking even for too long, occasionally winning a little to boost my bankroll but mostly seeing it dwindle away. I have very little experience playing cash, sit n go's (in high volume at least) and spin n go's. However, I am a realist and see that unless I change my game selection I will be forever chasing that big win to move up the limits.
I guess I will start by playing maybe 100 games on each of these formats. I know this is a very low sample size but it will at least give me a basic idea of where I can potentially make profit. I was wondering which games you guys prefer to grind which give you the best results. I imagine my cash game skills will be terrible due to my inexperience, as well as the fact that I have predominantly studied mtt strategy for the majority of my poker life. Maybe it would be best to grind the 27, 45 and 180 man tournaments where mtt skill can still be used but with less variance than the huge field tournaments on stars for example. Once I identify a game where I have a slight edge I can then focus on that game and put in high volume, perhaps take shots, and in an ideal world pay the bills so I don't have to get up at 5am to go work a shitty job that puts me in a negative mindset.
I have $1000 on stars and around $300 on 888poker and wsop. It's definitely something to work with but it's been the same for a long time. I'm hoping to get my bankrolls going in the right direction and I would greatly appreciate any tips or advice.