Apologies for the lack of updates over the last couple of days. I have still been grinding, however i have stopped recording results for the purpose of the seven day challenge. With only just starting to grind SNG's at New Year i think it was naive of me to try and record some meaningful stats over just seven days. There are loads of different types of SNG (6,9,18,45,180 man games in a variety of formats), and i think i need to mess around a bit to find my niche.
I had two bad days playing the fifty50 games and to be honest i think they are a bit "gambley" and are a bit to robotic. I have since been playing the 18-man SNG turbos and have had better results and get slightly more VPPs due to the higher rake in these games.
I have still been grinding my ass off but i think it will be better looking at the results at the end of the month to have a better idea of my progress.
A couple of years ago (when my bankroll was a lot bigger) i purchased a program called SNGWizard, i had long since forgotten the license code, but a quick email soon rectified that.
Th program goes through all your hands and calculates where you have made mistakes in push/fold situations (at the latter part of a SNG) and really goes into depth about the ICM/chip equity of hands in certain situations. I have been going though all my hands and seeing where i made mistakes and hopefully learning to play a more optimal game. There is also a practice simulator included that tests you in any game situation you want to practice.
A couple of screenshots show what you can do:
here it shows the hands from an 18-man sng today. the ticks/crosses showed whether i made the mathematically correct ev (expected value) move when in a push/fold situation.
when you click on a hand it goes in dept into the maths behind it. Here showing i made a mistake by not pushing 83o in blind vs blind situation. According to the program i had an 0.10% edge in this situation. Very slim but over time when you get to learn +ev situations better your overall winrate should hopefully increase.
I am going to continue grinding for the rest of the month before i publish my results, i aim to reach GOLDSTAR status on Pokerstars and hopefully finish the month in profit at the tables.