I think you need to be a more selective chaser. 1. Do the players that are capping out usually have anything?2. If I catch my card to get my flush or straight draw are their bigger staright or flush draw possibilities out there.....nothing worse then catching your card and someone having bigger staright or flush.3. As was said earlier.....when you think negative bad things happen.4. Tighten up a little bit and drill some of the chasers when you DO have the nuts. This might slow them down a little bit when you are in the pots.5. You may need to bump up a level to get away form the insane play but make sure it is something your bankroll can handle.
hello, new poster to the strat catagory. I find the adive by JEFROCK interesting, esspecially #5. It's an interesting proposition to move up in limits so your more skilled level of play is rewarded. But conversley couldn't your winning end up still being the same as more sophisticated play could be smelled out more often, and you won't be gettting those 7-8 players preflop? I find this interesting, because it's actually what i'm planning on doing when i get back to Toronto. I have been out in Edmonton playing 3/6 for 7 months and it's just god awful, I was a consistant winner for 5 months but currently i'm on close to a 200 BB downswing, and can't crack these fish. I find myself licking my lips at the prospect of getting into 5/10 (played a few times at Rama before i left). Anyone have any pros and cons they can throw out there for the OP and I?ThanksIra
Well, I'll tell you my plan of attack for the next time I sit down. I used to rake it in at these tables. I mean, I'd have to pick up the girlfriend from work, so I'd hit the casino for a half hour and I was sure to rake in $100, it was sweet. But alas, the tables have turned, and I'm fighting long hours and pulling little or no profit when I do. I've tried to tighten up a ton! ... pretty much only playing top 10 hands, and playing them hard, but this definitely not working. These hands aren't as profitable obviously in such a loose game. And if I'm only playing these hands, and letting them go when they miss, I don't feel like I'm giving myself a good enough chance to make hands. Soo.....My next experiment will be to see a gawd awful amount of flops and ram and jam only when I hit monsters. I think everyone's strategy for these games should be playing well after the flop, and not worrying about pre-flop requirements as much. I think the small amount I'll lose, in calling preflop bets will be much less than the huge pots I'll scoop when I've got it. And post flop play is easy in these scenarios. When you hit it big, bet! and raise.. that's it ... you know ppl are going to call you. If you flop quads or a boat, bet and raise ... no one is folding!!! .. This is why the pots are so big in the first place. If you flop top 2, or an oesd or flush draw try to see the turn cheap, or just dump it and wait for a better opportunity. Anyway, this is my next trial ... I know I've got a lot of improving to do, and this site is helpful, so time to put some of this advice to work.cheers,Ray.