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Old 01-22-2017, 09:02 PM   #1
Thnx4DaMoneySucka
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Fairly Solid Player But Stuck!

Hey guys, first post on here after lurking for a while.

I'm a fairly solid MTT player with an 18% ITM and the ability to run deep, but...
I'm currently stuck, my bank roll has been lingering between $600-1000 and I'm just up and down between those two figures for the past few months.
I'm yet to take down a decent MTT, i've won a few MTTSNGs and finished in spots like 5th, 7th, 4th in a few MTTs for between $200-600$ in that time but I'm just struggling to tighten up the leaks in my game.

Here are the leaks from my perspective...

BRM - I'm currently playing between 3-7% of my bankroll in each tournament, which could possibly explain the swings? Shall I persist with this number and hold out for the variance gods to finally visit me, or should I play smaller?

Tilt - I'm known to have a bad beat and just enter multiple tournaments out of frustration and wanting to win one so bad, to the point where I don't even realise I'm doing it, I'm hoping this'll go when I pop my MTT cherry.

Deep play - I tighten up a lot when deep, and I know i'm doing it, but I feel more anxious making profitable plays that are risky when I'm deep as opposed to early/middle stages, I always think to myself "wait for a better spot". Could this be to blame for my inability to ship a tourney?

Tournament choice - I have very little qualifications when it comes to tournament choice, the factors I usually are consider are literally just buy in and prize pool, i.e. why play a 82$ 35k gtd booty, when there's a similar 16.50 one? Is this bad? Should I be choosing my tournaments more carefully?

Impulsive - I'm a calculated player the MAJORITY of the time, however sometimes I just have sudden flashes of impulse and do dumb ****, is this something all beginning serious players have to learn to deal with, or am I just a noob?

Finally, I do want to make a living out of poker, I believe with the right advice I can be a very good player, I'm just yet to realise my potential, so, what advice would you give a fairly confident player who wants to play poker full time for a while? Note; I'm fairly young with little to no responsibilities, I want to spend a few years of my life seeing what I can do with poker, so save the get a real job advice for now Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:10 PM   #2
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Re: Fairly Solid Player But Stuck!

Probably a better post for the MTT forums, you'll get more specific, relevant (and objective) advice in there. That said, no reason this can't stay open, a few MTTers may swing by and offer some advice.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:43 AM   #3
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Re: Fairly Solid Player But Stuck!

Are you actually seeking a coach? If so please provide a means of contact. Your PM privileges are not enabled.

As for BRM, those numbers are horrible. You want to play max 1% of your BR per event, preferably 0.5% and be prepared to move down fast in a downswing if using the former number. As for your other points, you're correct in that each one is a leak - and knowing about them is the first step to plugging them
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:25 AM   #4
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Re: Fairly Solid Player But Stuck!

My bad, not seeking a coach as of now but will be in future... I thought this section was where to get free advice, you can tell I'm new :P. @SonOfBadger I'll take that into account, cheers!
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:03 PM   #5
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Re: Fairly Solid Player But Stuck!

You seem to know a lot of your leaks so just try to be conscious of it when you are about to do the things you know you shouldn't be doing. A lot of your leaks seem to be related to self-control.

As for advice make sure to study relevant and recent content, and try to find someone to collaborate with to discuss hands and study together, it helps enormously.

You're welcome to add me on skype, same username as here, for that last bit.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:00 PM   #6
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Re: Fairly Solid Player But Stuck!

As said by bellyfrog bro, ur aware of ur "leaks" and where youve been going wrong, u seem to have a gd analytical mind so I think ur main obstacle may just be discipline, all Id say is maybe wrk on ur mindset before logging on or going to the card room, **** try meditating or yoga, work out etc, if itll help then be willing to give it a go, personally I wont play until ive been to the gym and if im entered in a high buy in mtt i try and nap beforehand, having the same routine before playing has been proven to wrk so just find urs

Hope this help, GL
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