Frez, on Sunday, June 24th, 2007, 12:54 PM, said:
Only getting better from time spent here!Running about 1.4/100 these last 8000 hands of 2/4. I'm getting in a few thousand a month (also play lots of O8 and HORSE). I know that's not a huge sample, but I feel things are heading in the right direction. Bonuses and RB have built my bankroll to where I have 300BBs for 5/10, but I'm not going there yet. Starting some 3/6 now.
Just a note here...The rake at 2/4 and 3/6 is very high.5/10 is high, but not quite as bad.10/20 the rake is significantly smaller.The reason I say this is that if you're comfortable, and feel you can beat, or at least give 5/10 a shot, it'd probably be a very good idea.It's nice to prove that you can beat a certain level, but in the end, levels like 2/4 and 3/6 are quite hard to beat post-rake. I used to get upset about having a winrate of less than 1 BB/100 and maybe less than 0.5 BB/100 until I understood this.This is a very very interesting post, that I think will open some eyes, for those who were unaware of it. I may have linked it before, lol. http://home.swollyou...com/node/1002 ;
In the numbers myself and some other players have run from their DBs, the rake at 2/4 and 3/6 might actually be higher than what he suggested, fwiw.It's one thing if you want to work on your game at a lower level while learning, etc, but if you're playing for the money, and you are rolled for it, and have no problems with dropping down, or handling larger monetary swings, then I would recommend at least phasing it in at some point. Comfort is the key though. If you're gonna play scared, I don't recommend it.Personally, I'd been grinding 2/4 and 3/6 almost my whole life, and after reading that post, and finally understanding the implications of the rake, I've started playing almost exclusively 5/10.In my experiences as well, the play at 5/10 isn't much harder, if at all, than the play at 2/4 and 3/6, and the bonuses/rb/ARP clear way better, at least at AP.Just some food for though.- Zach