Originally Posted by Bdizzle99
How do you cope with a 1000 game break even strech?
How does it feel to get about $470,000 just for getting to 3million?
I play the 10-20 dollar sitngos, how many buyins do you usually have before you would move up? I would love to get to the 50-100 level how to you make yourself put in the hours?
Thanks in advance
The best way to deal with breakeven (or losing) stretches is to just tell yourself that you're playing in a way that will make money in the long run (hopefully you're being honest with yourself when you say this). Really I'm not that much better than a breakeven player anyway unless you count the stuff from the vip program. My goal at the beginning of the year (and in 2007) was just to break even and make the money from the vip program.
As for the $470k I think it's slightly less than that but I could be wrong, I've never really calculated it. Obviously it feels good considering it's the majority of my income. There is exactly zero chance I'd be playing sngs if it wasn't for the vip program though.
It's pretty hard for me to give advice about when is the right time to move up in stakes because I started at the highest stakes right away. Obviously it depends on how good you are. But there are probably 1000 people who are better qualified to answer this question than myself.
I don't know how I make myself put in the hours. I guess I just enjoy what I do, as sick as that sounds. But really I don't play THAT many hours. The last 2 weeks was pretty sick though trying to get to 3 mil vpp, I probably put in something like 50-60 hours those weeks. But a normal week I'm probably only putting in about 30-35 hours on average.