Is this about normal?

    • shatteredaces
      shatteredaces
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      Joined: 15.04.2015 Posts: 141
      Last night I tried really hard and give it my best effort. I lost about 2 times out of 7 games in the sense I did not itm.

      20 Sep 15 No Limit Hold'em * HENL flairing $4.40........ 4718/293 $10
      20 Sep 15 No Limit Hold'em * HENL Vadoc113 $1......... 180/ 7 $4.91
      20 Sep 15 No Limit Hold'em * HENL sebgrosso $2.75... 718 /32 $7.53
      20 Sep 15 No Limit Hold'em * HENL costasiempre $11 29083 /2846 $20
      20 Sep 15 No Limit Hold'em HENL Cawlisse $0.82 .........3141 /309 $1.88

      My question is, is this good enough ? is this what I should expect?
  • 4 replies
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 6,181
      You are making money so that is good.. Your sample is too small for us to tell if you really are doing well. When you have played for example 500 tournaments you can post your ROI% here and ask if it is good.
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,586
      Hey shatteredaces,

      As la55i has stated, the sample size is far too small but you can take heart from the number of deep runs you had. The top line MTT players average around 14% ITM as they would rather bust near the bubble trying to get a bigger stack rather than blind away so 71% ITM will be impossible to maintain long term.

      My problem when I first started was getting ITM too much (~25%). This was because as MTTs neared the bubble, I would freeze and blind down until the bubble burst. This meant I was left with too short a stack to be able to mount a challenge so I had a lot of small cashes and when I did manage to run deep, I would end up with a lot of finishes like yours but no FTs.

      Keep up the good work. :f_thumbsup: I would be very happy with a session like that. :truestory:

      Cheers

      Laz
    • shatteredaces
      shatteredaces
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      Joined: 15.04.2015 Posts: 141
      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey shatteredaces,

      As la55i has stated, the sample size is far too small but you can take heart from the number of deep runs you had. The top line MTT players average around 14% ITM as they would rather bust near the bubble trying to get a bigger stack rather than blind away so 71% ITM will be impossible to maintain long term.

      My problem when I first started was getting ITM too much (~25%). This was because as MTTs neared the bubble, I would freeze and blind down until the bubble burst. This meant I was left with too short a stack to be able to mount a challenge so I had a lot of small cashes and when I did manage to run deep, I would end up with a lot of finishes like yours but no FTs.

      Keep up the good work. :f_thumbsup: I would be very happy with a session like that. :truestory:

      Cheers

      Laz
      Thank you for the reply , below is my next four games

      09/22/2015 $2.75 NL Hold'em [Deep Stacks], $2K Gtd $2.50+$0.25 41/937 $7.96
      09/22/2015 The Big $2.20, $4K Gtd $2.00+$0.20........................... 56/2817 $10.14
      09/21/2015 $1.10 NL Hold'em, $1.5K Gtd $1.00+$0.10 ........................793/1934 $0.00
      09/21/2015 $1.10 NL Hold'em, $1K Gtd $1.00+$0.10 ........................160/1196 $1.67


      How do I pass the final hurdle and win?

      P.s I do not freeze I play a good game, last night I lost with ak suited, clubs to ak suited diamonds, very unlucky with a 69k stack 3k bb(i forgot exact detail but similar might of been 4k bb)
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,586
      Hey shatteredaces,

      Have you checked out Asaban's MTT Beginner Coaching: Discussion and feedback thread? Maybe that is the way to jump that final hurdle.

      Also remember to be patient. Shipping or FTing a large field MTT is very difficult even when you play flawlessly. Just keep putting yourself in position where you are knocking on the door and sooner or later (hopefully sooner), the door will open. :truestory:

      Keep up the good work :gl:

      Laz