I have completed another 50 online HU poker SnGs. At least I am consistent – I won 26, the same as the last 50. Again, despite winning more games than I lose, I have less money than when I started due to fees (27.5 games is the breakeven point). Also like the previous 50s, I experienced great runs. I won 14 of the first 18 games. Which of course means that I won only 12 of the last 32. Urrrgh. I have read that the variance in HU SnGs is higher than other kinds of poker, but results like that still really knock your confidence. Worst of all I kept some stats and discovered the average game runs around 15 minutes. That quickly adds up and is preventing me doing other things.
I’ve decided to take this poker thing a little less seriously. I’m not going to quit, but neither am I going to keep track of results and actively try to play more. I still have some money in my online account, and will play with that if I feel like it. However, I don’t think I have the time to continue playing at a rate high enough to get much better right now. Just standing still for a while will be good enough. I’m not yet sure what I will do if I run my account down to 0. So for the foreseeable future there will be no more online poker updates.