A general question for a very situational game:
When we make adjustments to our game- technical or mental- in an effort to improve, it seems pretty normal to expect some rough patches as we get used to new ways of thinking, different kinds of calculations, alternative lines, etc. My question is whether anyone has run into problems changing their game up- that is, when your object is to improve your game and evidence suggests it is eroding.
I'm having a hard time figuring out what's going in my own game.I've been trying to work on a few aspects of my play the past few months. Specifically, I've been concentrating on bet-folding more on later streets, increasing my double barrel frequency, and expanding my value betting range on the river. Unfortunately, I feel like my game is deteriorating and I am fighting the cards. Part of the problem is that this change up to my game has occurred over a pretty rough patch of cards (60 hours or so), so it's hard to separate out growing pains from variance, poor play, etc. But I am also wondering if some of these tactics just aren't well-suited to the "ecology" of the games I'm playing in. For instance, one big problem I am running into is stack sizes at 2/5. Bet-folding, double barreling and, to a decree, value betting river keep getting me in sticky situations when stacks are often 100bb and less. I feel like I am getting check called to death, and not just by stations. Maybe my handreading is off but I am just finding it really hard to profitably incorporate more elements to my game. I feel myself being pulled back to a more comfortable abc poker; it's been a winning strategy but it's also exactly what I was trying to evolve from.
Obviously I am not looking for answers to my specific game- there are plenty of leaks I'm sure- but I am curious if and how others have managed their own "learning curves"