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Old May 31, 2007, 3:03am   #1
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Default ANOTHER SnG post, cold decked at bubble

I play mostly micro stakes SnG's at stars, Im just not bankrolled to play anything higher yet. The last couple weeks I seem to end up cold decked right at the bubble, and bust out. I often end up having to push with less than a desirable starting hand because of my stack shrinking. I play tight early in the game and push my big hands aggresively. Am I just suffering from variance? Or does someone have a suggestion that may help me? I think I have kinda lost confidence and it may be affectting my play late in the tourney. Ive read HonH I and II several times, read these posts here daily, as well as many other sites, Im just not finding anything that seems to help.

any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old May 31, 2007, 4:34am   #2
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One thing you can do to improve your play is to download SNGwiz and use it for free for 30 days (set edge to 0%). That will improve your preflop push/fold skills.
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Old May 31, 2007, 8:17am   #3
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You're asking: how do I win when I'm having a run of bad luck.

My answer: be Skeptix? I don't know the answer really. Just keep fine tuning your game. It doesn't sound like you play a lot of poker (I could be wrong) so I'll just say give it time and things will turn around. I the mean time, keep reading, post some hands etc.

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Old May 31, 2007, 12:19pm   #4
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When this happens to me I do not play a game for three or four days and go over my last few tournies and go through all of the significant hands and think about how i could have played it differently.

This helps me a lot.
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Old Jun 06, 2007, 1:53pm   #5
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Thanks guys, i downloaded SnG wizard, found i wasnt near aggresive enough near the bubble
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Old Jun 06, 2007, 4:36pm   #6
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Depends what chip position is at the table. You should the middle stacks around, with marginal holdings. If you have a low stack, push on the other lowest stack at the table, because there is more pressure on him to make the money, and he won't want to call with a much larger range of hands. Also you are taking chips off him which means he'll bust in 3rd more often than you.
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