Winning at cash but losing at 10 seat SNG's
I seem to be struggling in 10 seat SNG's. I've played around 160 tournies now and my profit just keeps dropping.
I realized last week my strategy was perhaps the reason I wasn't doing to good so I changed my style by playing tight and only playing IP with strong hands (much like my cash game style), then once I have around 20-25 BB I start to loosen up, raising and stealing the blinds.
This, if successful usually puts me in a good position to cash. It just seems like the latter part of the SNG comes down to luck, even if I have a large stack. I like to call other players all-ins (when I have them covered with chips) with premium hands and pocket pairs and also A8+, K9+. Obviously this is based on how the other players have been playing. Is this the correct strategy?
I've lost count the amount of times I've been dominating people only to get beat. I actually dread seeing me dominating someone now lol. I don't want to turn this into yet another bad beat post so will stop at that. I do feel like I've had a bit of bad luck but I believe my poor run is down to my play in some way.
I've been playing in 10 seat $1.20 SNG's with the odd ocassional 10 seat $3.30 SNG. All I can say is thank god I can fund my SNG's with my cash game winnings. Something needs to change though! It would be nice if this long run could just be standard varience in SNG's?
I also noticed my $EV total if higher than my Winnings total, does this show I've been running poor?