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#1 BenRobbin

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:18 AM

Somone give me some winning stategies for playing online? Hands to play, postions to play them in, trying to beat these micros limits but its a struggle.and other random online advise :club:

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:12 AM

I always recommend Phil Gordon's Little Green Book to new players.I think it's written well for a beginner audience and really helps you understand the thought process you should be using whenever you sit down to play.Next, I would recommend picking a format to specialize in - sngs, tournaments, cash games, mixed games, etc.I find sngs are pretty easy to learn how to beat. There are great books on sngs too. Videos too, if you have the cash to sign up for a training site liek PokerVT or CardRunners. Learn about bankroll management. Put it into practice.If you play cash games, make your top priority table selection. Playing well is actually secondary to table selection. Play against the worst players you can find. If you can't find a good game, don't play.Don't play tired, drunk or if you're in a bad mood.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 11:08 AM

That information is to basic need something besides reading Phil Gordon's book.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:29 PM

View PostBenRobbin, on Monday, February 15th, 2010, 12:08 PM, said:

That information is to basic need something besides reading Phil Gordon's book.
The only thing I can tell is to play tight and play even tighter at the lower limits. It's tough to bluff a new player off of a $0.50 pot at very low levels. Maybe it's just me but I see a lot of chasing and loose calls even at $1/$2 NLH which is pretty high stakes for me. It's great when they miss but Hell when they don't. I don't play any differently online than I do live. I just pay attention to table selection and you can get all the information you need about that in the book you don't want to read.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:43 PM

The basics should be all you need to beat micro stakes. The less fancy your play, the better.There are, of course, better books- Small Stakes Hold 'em: Winning Big with Expert Play. Pretty much anything by Sklansky.You're asking about which hand to play from which positions, etc. Those are basic questions which even Phil Gordon can answer :)Nothing is going to beat experience, however. Post some hands here and get some feedback.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:14 AM

Here was one of the hands. The history was to far back to get but I think I can explain it.9 handed .50 $1.00 blindsUTG: Raises to 3 dollars with queensMiddle postion(me): Aces reraises to ninefolds around to utg calls. Board: Q62 (rainbow) He checks I bet 16, he mid raises to 32, I shove. He snap calls.It seems like its shove or fold here what is correct? First hand at the table you know nothing about opponents.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:18 AM

View PostBenRobbin, on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, 2:14 PM, said:

Here was one of the hands. The history was to far back to get but I think I can explain it.9 handed .50 $1.00 blindsUTG: Raises to 3 dollars with queensMiddle postion(me): Aces reraises to ninefolds around to utg calls. Flop: Q62He checks I bet 16, he mid raises to 32, I shove. He snap calls.It seems like its shove or fold here what is correct?
Don't tell us what he had, and we need suits of the board and reads of opponents to give best response. I'm sure most of us put our stack in the middle after the min. raise. Sorry your AA got cracked by QQ.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:45 PM

What do people like better online, Omaha or Holdem for micros. What should you do if you break even every time you play?

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:01 PM

View Postpotatoman, on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, 12:43 AM, said:

Nothing is going to beat experience
Well said, thanks

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

View PostBenRobbin, on Sunday, February 21st, 2010, 12:45 AM, said:

What do people like better online, Omaha or Holdem for micros. What should you do if you break even every time you play?
Be glad you are not losing and focus on spots where you could have won more or lost less.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:12 PM

How would I go about transfering money from Pokerstars to Full Tilt?

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:14 PM

View PostBenRobbin, on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010, 8:12 PM, said:

How would I go about transfering money from Pokerstars to Full Tilt?
Ill swap with you....depends on how much..you would hafta xfer first since you are somewhat new here..there are guys in the sports betting thread that can vouch for me

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:04 PM

View PostBenRobbin, on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, 3:14 PM, said:

Here was one of the hands. The history was to far back to get but I think I can explain it.9 handed .50 $1.00 blindsUTG: Raises to 3 dollars with queensMiddle postion(me): Aces reraises to ninefolds around to utg calls. Board: Q62 (rainbow) He checks I bet 16, he mid raises to 32, I shove. He snap calls.It seems like its shove or fold here what is correct? First hand at the table you know nothing about opponents.
If you need to ask this, then you are playing way over your head.Also, try being a little less vague in your original post. You don't even state what games or stakes you play.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:32 AM

Question about online table selection:Which is the more important factor:High percentage of players seeing the flop? Hands per hour?Or average pot size?This is at the .10/.20 level on Pokerstars.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:02 AM

View Postpbwl11, on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010, 5:32 AM, said:

Question about online table selection:Which is the more important factor:High percentage of players seeing the flop? Hands per hour?Or average pot size?This is at the .10/.20 level on Pokerstars.
Personally, I want high percentage of players seeing the flop. it means they are seeing the flop with crappy to so-so cards, which means when I play my hands, I will have the best of them and more money for me!Kosin Trouble

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:00 AM

View PostBenRobbin, on Monday, February 15th, 2010, 12:18 AM, said:

Somone give me some winning stategies for playing online? Hands to play, postions to play them in, trying to beat these micros limits but its a struggle.and other random online advise :club:

View Postpotatoman, on Monday, February 15th, 2010, 6:12 AM, said:

I always recommend Phil Gordon's Little Green Book to new players.I think it's written well for a beginner audience and really helps you understand the thought process you should be using whenever you sit down to play.Next, I would recommend picking a format to specialize in - sngs, tournaments, cash games, mixed games, etc.I find sngs are pretty easy to learn how to beat. There are great books on sngs too. Videos too, if you have the cash to sign up for a training site liek PokerVT or CardRunners. Learn about bankroll management. Put it into practice.If you play cash games, make your top priority table selection. Playing well is actually secondary to table selection. Play against the worst players you can find. If you can't find a good game, don't play.Don't play tired, drunk or if you're in a bad mood.

View PostBenRobbin, on Monday, February 15th, 2010, 11:08 AM, said:

That information is to basic need something besides reading Phil Gordon's book.
If you ask a hopelessly vague question like you did in your OP and someone like potatoman takes the time to type out some good advice, then this is not how you should reply.

View PostBenRobbin, on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, 11:14 AM, said:

Here was one of the hands. The history was to far back to get but I think I can explain it.9 handed .50 $1.00 blindsUTG: Raises to 3 dollars with queensMiddle postion(me): Aces reraises to ninefolds around to utg calls. Board: Q62 (rainbow) He checks I bet 16, he mid raises to 32, I shove. He snap calls.It seems like its shove or fold here what is correct? First hand at the table you know nothing about opponents.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:53 AM

Alright some of the advise so far is good some is terrible. I'm playing micros at Poker Stars. Latley its been 5 cent 10 cent blinds. I'm still not sure if its possible to get a good flip before you get blinded out a buyin or two. So is it possible to win in the long run at these low limits, not counting people hitting two outers and sucking out. I have $380 what should I be playing?Eric

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:12 PM

View PostBenRobbin, on Thursday, March 11th, 2010, 12:53 PM, said:

Alright some of the advise so far is good some is terrible. I'm playing micros at Poker Stars. Latley its been 5 cent 10 cent blinds. I'm still not sure if its possible to get a good flip before you get blinded out a buyin or two. So is it possible to win in the long run at these low limits, not counting people hitting two outers and sucking out.Eric
Yes its defenitly possible to win at the micro's. I have made $80 at the penny tables, once I hit $100, I will move up to the .02/.05 tables. Maybe you are starting out at too high of tables? Are you playing too loose? Have to remember at the micro's dont try to get too fancy with your play. the mass majority of the people there dont understand it. They only play their cards and what they see. I have only been playing a couple months so i am by no means an expert but what are you using to track your hands? Take a look at where/what hands are losing money and try plugging those leaks.Kosin Trouble

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:50 PM

View PostBenRobbin, on Thursday, March 11th, 2010, 11:53 AM, said:

Alright some of the advise so far is good some is terrible.
You're going to get nowhere in strategy discussions with this attitude, trust me.You can get away with playing 5NL and build through that to 500, then move to 10NL and actually start looking at semi-real play.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:18 PM

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