Profit of US$ -73,23

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SRNegras

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Good morning, everyone! I play poker as a hobby, but I intend to make it at least a profitable diversion. Today I have a count of 445 tournaments played. I have a med ROI of 59.3% and a total ROI of -17.5%. I have a capacity of 64 and ITM 9.5%. I usually play micro tournaments with Buy-In between $ 0.50 - $ 3.50 and today I have a return of $ -73.23. I would like to know from you what I could do to improve my game. Do you think it would be a good idea to invest only in $ 0.50 Sit & Go tournaments or play "big" tournaments with $ 1.10 Buy-In with 4000/5000 players. Thanks and hugs!
 
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sundizzel

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Good morning, everyone! I play poker as a hobby, but I intend to make it at least a profitable diversion. Today I have a count of 445 tournaments played. I have a med ROI of 59.3% and a total ROI of -17.5%. I have a capacity of 64 and ITM 9.5%. I usually play micro tournaments with Buy-In between $ 0.50 - $ 3.50 and today I have a return of $ -73.23. I would like to know from you what I could do to improve my game. Do you think it would be a good idea to invest only in $ 0.50 Sit & Go tournaments or play "big" tournaments with $ 1.10 Buy-In with 4000/5000 players. Thanks and hugs!


To improve your game, I would suggest studying poker as much as you can when you aren't playing. Watch live or historical TV poker, poker streams, join a coaching site, etc. CardsChat has a great, free 30-day course that covers the fundamentals of the game--just hit "poker strategy" in the navigation bar at the top of the stream, and you'll find it. It covers a lot of the basic math calculations that you can perform on the table to try to maximize your expected value. If you are making +EV decisions and putting in enough volume, you will be profitable.

If you aren't abiding by a bankroll management program, I'd start there. While you can manage your bankroll however aggressively or conservatively you'd like to, the pros suggest using an average buy-in of 0.3% of your total bankroll for MTTs and 1.0% of your total bankroll for SNGs. In other words, if your total bankroll is $300, you should use an average buy-in of $1 for MTTs and $3 for SNGs. Note that this is an average buy-in, so you can take a shot at a tourney a bit above your average buy-in as long as you compensate with some tourneys that are below your average buy-in.

Finally, regarding your question of which tournaments to play, I'd recommend focusing on those in which you consistently perform well. It sounds like you have a decent number of tourneys under your belt, so you should have an idea of which structures you prefer or in which you seem to have and edge over the rest of the field. I, personally, am not much of a fan of (hyper) turbos and SNGs and prefer the larger-field, long-registration tournaments because they have been more profitable for me. With a little bit of luck, it's relatively easy to register for these tournaments at the start and play conservatively but be able to build a healthy stack that can easily apply pressure to those registering in the middle and end of late registration. Then, you have a good shot of getting ITM and, possibly, a good chance of running it deep for a huge payout if your stack is healthy enough when late registration ends. I tripled my bankroll yesterday by placing third place in a four hour late registration tournament, which was my biggest win to date and close to the sum of all of my other earnings over the past few months.

Hope this helps, and good luck on the grind!

- Sundizzel
 
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alien666dj

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I advise you to analyze your game in specialized programs. To figure out the positions and hands you make mistakes with. Moving to higher stakes will only increase the variance and possibly lead to tilt.
 
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fundiver199

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As someone have said already, CardsChat has a great free course for beginners or someone wanting a brush-up of things, they learned already but perhaps did not fully understand or implement. Collin and Katie are both SnG / tournament specialists, so the course is very much targeted at someone like you. Best of luck.
 
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Sit & Go is really a very good option for receiving a quick game and very good prize money. I absolutely agree with you, this is a great investment. I can suggest going up a level and trying to play big tournaments, but exclusively through Sit & Go satellites up to $ 3.5, this will really help you save a lot of money. If you like bounty Sit & Go it's even more attractive, but these tournaments are very tempting and attract a lot of crazy players unfortunately. Bounty tournaments are for a very big fan or a player who is very good at playing such tournaments. Therefore, I think it's not bad to play satellites on very large tournaments with a prize pool of $ 15,000 or more.
 
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baykoshkar

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if you have a winning poker. try to buy programs
 
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I find it difficult to make a profit from playing Sit & Go's over the long term. mainly because of the variance which prevents you from making big profits and at best allows you to stagnate at the level of your bankroll. I prefer tournaments with several thousand players because it suffices that luck is on your side during a single game for you to be profitable.
 
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