11% ITM

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Philmarr

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Hi guys,

I've recently been on a bit of a downswing (since about November) where I can't get anything going, I've been cashing about 11% of tournaments and when I cash it generally is quite a deep cash but these cashes are not making up for my other losses (I play anywhere from $5 to $27 MTT's (mix of turbo and non turbo) on stars with the occasional ~$50 tournament). I do tend to take risks on the bubble.

My bankroll has been steadily taking hits and I'm beginning to wonder if this downswing is something to do with a fundamental issue in my game at the minute, 11% ITM really does not sound right to me.

Any suggestions on how to improve my ITM% would be greatly appreciated, I am an aggressive player but most definitely not overly aggressive.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, I am really looking to turn this downswing around. Thanks.
 
Lucothefish

Lucothefish

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700 tournaments since November

That's quite normal. Every MTT grinder feels like they're constantly losing, mostly because they are. In between the random binks are long dry spells where our roll is in freefall.

That said, here's my $0.02

- Smaller fields can lower variance
- Study more
- Take a good break, a week or two
- Get used to losing :D
 
Viera56

Viera56

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1) Take a break, poker is a very stressful activity, your mind have to be always good to suport variance and choice the best decision.

2) Review your game and the way you play the hands. Probably your game have some leaks and you not able to see. Discuses hands, pay a coach.

3) Manage your bankroll to suport a long period of downswing without loose your A-game.
 
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joe777

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Try to improve your game during the bubble period,taking too much risk with marginal hand is not the best way especially against players with stack much bigger than yours.
 
Aceplayer55

Aceplayer55

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The variance in MTTs is huge.
You need to play SNG and cash to support your MTT entry fees.
 
MediaBLITZ

MediaBLITZ

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I wish I could remember who said this - but it was a professional player/coach - "It's rare that a player cannot benefit from tightening up his game."
 
SBEP

SBEP

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1. U cant play aggressive all the time you have to adjust to the table till with couple of big wins and a chip stack become the captain of the table.
2.Learn to play "bubble play" most of the players just one to make the money so they play tight, this is a good tome to steal blinds, but u have to pay attention who plays aggressive and who is tight for this to work.
3 ICM learn what is it and how to use it http://www.thepokerbank.com/strategy/tournament/icm/how/
There is more but im gona leave other players to get in on it
 
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paulsmall007

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Start lowering your stakes, if your getting to much losses, use bankroll management to dictate ur next move and jump back in to hire stakes when your seeing more of a profit
 
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