Joined: Feb '09
Age: 40 (M)
Hi people I have read several poker books and I noticed that in every single book is a line "Find your game". What that actually means ? Is it like for example I play 3$ sit and go's and I'm good in that game, wining. and otherwise I'm playing 1/2c 6max ring and losing.(actually that is not example that's truth ) But I want to be good in ring games! And what I should do, continuing to play sit and go's and no ring because that is my game? or what. or is the thing that I must find my game in ring. But I have really try, and nothing. I have played 225,000 hands on PokerStars and earned icon trainwreck (it means:WOW what a mess,he was up so much what happened..) on other site.
My English is not perfect but thank you for listening (reading)
Joined: May '09
Age: 33 (M)
i think finding the game means both finding what you are good at and finding a strategy that works for you. finding where your strengths are so you can win most and your weakness so that you can avoid big losses. if you are struggling at ring games, try to analyse your game. find where you are making mistakes. ask your friends, in forums and if you can afford - get a coaching.
Joined: May '11
Age: 29 (M)
coachin is a no no in my books, just try and play FR and nit it up! personally for me i found out HE is not my game in cash, i get destoryed, but i tryed omaha and realize im incrediable at it in tourneys, SnG's and cash! im also a decent NLHE tourney player but i'll wait until i get out of the micros to take that back up! i like a more laggy but intelligent game
Joined: Feb '11
Age: 26 (M)
Posted by rogan11000: And what I should do, continuing to play sit and go's and no ring because that is my game?
Is depends if its worth it. If you play 1c/2c nanostakes then it's not really worth it working on crushing cashgames. Same with SNGs at the lowest levels. At these stakes it doesnt really matter if you are successful or not really. You play them for fun only (I guess).
I myself started with cashgames but found over time that it's not my type of game. I haven't been grinding 1c/2c cash though (I played $0.50/$1 FL etc). I'm now playing MTTs and MTSNGs only.
So the question can only be answered depending on what you play poker for. If you play for fun,and fun only,I wouldnt really bother actually and just play whatever you have most fun with. If you want to earn money,specialize in the game you're good at.
btw,what sample are you winning SNGs over though? I'd think whoever can beat $3 SNGs over a decent sample should crush 1c/2c ringgame donks easily
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 42 (F)
Play the lowest ring games of all kinds just to get and idea and see what suits you the best. Some people cant even play a poker game cause only they dislike the type of it Find what you like most and then try the specific game type in more than one platforms
In cash games you have to be a bit crazy sometimes, but online it's different because most players play like nits but still have some trick up their sleaves if they don't hit... I'd say you should stick to tournaments and SnGs, cash game is definetly the toughest.
What works well in ring gamse is to play very tight, and switch tables very often so that your table image doesn't keep you from getting paid when you get a monster... Playing agressive and winning in online ring games in the long run is definetly not an easy thing.
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 40 (M)
Posted by Jibberish: not freerolls... full ring... 9 players on a table instead of 6... its probably why your better at touney/sng's because they are normally full ring, u have to be more aggressive in 6 max