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Is it a lack of focus ? - Wed Jun 01, 2011, 04:11 AM
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Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 259
May what a bumpy ride that was, I played 60 ish league games averages about 2 a day, My problem is I spend so much time fighting to get in ITM by the time I have got there I dont have enough chips to make a decent run at getting to the final table. I have finished in a decent position for the month but quite clearly my lack of skill to progress to the final tables is killing my chances. I could have done a graph to show the problem but 3 reasons stop me, 1. Cant be arsed, 2. One of my crayons are blunt and 3. You cant have a graph where the line keeps falling off the bottom of the page. I would appreciate any advice as there are a lot of good players out there.
 
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Wed Jun 01, 2011, 06:27 AM
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Since: Sep 2010
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I'm not a league player, but as I understand the system, you don't need to make final table runs to score big in the league. Maybe for a top 5 spot you do, but if you're playing enough and ITM'ing enough, you're doing great. I'm sure someone more informed than me will give you a better answer.
 
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Wed Jun 01, 2011, 06:49 AM
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Since: Jun 2010
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You just need to get to the points on a regular basis and avoid early exits.In May I only cashed a few times, but got to the points on a regular consistent basis, and managed to get $30, which is good for me, because up until last month I was only getting to the $3 or $5 level of payouts.
It seems the exodus of US players has helped.
 
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Wed Jun 01, 2011, 07:55 AM
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Since: Nov 2007
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The difference between ITM and fourth place is marginal Gate in terms of points. And it is all about points.

I play a strategy, gleaned from those more in the know than I am, and if you are willing to put that time, effort, patience and dedication into every tourney you play you will hit 50$ every month. With a bit of good fortune you will make top ten.

You got 50$ this month from sixty games which is an excellent result. I played against you a few times and you may have noticed me crawling Into the money, being short stacked after an hour or two, playing virtually no hands but it is a strategy that works.

I ended up being 6 points off top place for less than 50 games. There are a few hands where if I had went in with dirt I would have won big pots and maybe got in the money two more times, but for the two times I would have got ITM playing loose, I would have been out of the money another 10 times.

Twice yesterday, I had the nut flush draw on the flop, once when short stacked, once early on and let it pass both times to conserve chips when put all in. I did not get ITM in either tourney and those two hands have been bugging me ever since. If I had won both those hands I would probably have been well over 1910 points but if I had lost them I would not even have made 50$.

I console myself with the fact that consistent winning players do not chase draws or straights if their life is on the line; they wait for the better spots.

My normal game is nothing like what I play on PSO and I mix it up big time, but I will let you into a little secret: I have won hands on PSO with absolute air uncontested; I have won contested hands with absolute crapola maybe three or four times in a row close to the money just because I gambled at the right moment and the cards came my way. Some might call it luck but I call it timing.

I will not play more than 30 to 40 games in June, but I will tell you something, with a few refinements to my strategy, I believe that I can still win it.

Take from it what you will gate, but you are on the right track already
 
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Wed Jun 01, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Since: Oct 2010
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Thanks Top for your kind words and advice, I hope to follow most of it and chase you up the leaderboard at some time, Take care and again thanks.
 

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