Originally Posted by nevadanick
Only 2 choices - Sat mornings or Sunday nooners for Round 2. I usually wait for the limit games since even the round 2's are heavy donkfests first hour in the NL games. The good thing is that you can choose when and which ones you play.
I still have 2 tics in the ticket bank. It takes patience, patience, patience - and some luck. It's also a little easier if you can play late at night. Fewer players, less donkfests.
I guess it is sat then. lol Maybe that ticket will just sit there...
Originally Posted by Divebitch
Would you plase explain why you think this is so?...
What do you mean by 'play down'? Do you think the lowest level is so cheap, it's not much different that the donkfest play at freerolls? And do you think this concept applies to most other sites as well, or is it something about Poker Stars? Anyone feel free to chime in.
I usually play the lowest level (.01 & .02) at Ultimate, with 'a little ahead of break even' results. The play is usually akin to freerolls after most of the donks are gone, semi-tight. Haven't started at Poker Stars, but might as well use the $5 I got from freerolls. FWIW, like malice over here, I also have the worst luck at Poker Stars.
What I mean is that if you want to play against people that are not bluffing as much, that are playing quality hands and that are not playing "donkfest" poker like you call it, try a higher buyin.
I honestly can win at 1 cent 2 cent and probably win alot (according to the stakes). I mean something like 10 bb an hour... Probably more multitabling, lol. The problem is that if I move up even to 10 cent 25 cent, the level of play is alot better and I can win more faster.
Some people like to play in the 1 cent games, getting allin alot and trying to double up then double up then double up. I just prefer to play in a game that I can take it slower but steadier. 25 cent 50 cent is better yet and 50 cent 1 dollar is even better yet. Then when you get into the bigger games, everyone pretty much knows how to play.
I prefer to play in the higher games, where if someone calls with nothing, he was bluffing. For some reason when someone sucks out on me when they just got lucky and had no idea what they were doing that seems to half tilt me. lol I mean if i sit at 9 or 12 1 cent tables and buy into each at 3 dollars, I can probably double each of them after 1 hour. Really all you have to do is wait until you get AA or KK then shove. lolz Really that simple.
That is actually how i play those small stakes too, because 10 and 15 cent pots get killed by rake. and you get like 1/10th of an FPP. Not really worth it. I use my normal multi-tabling strategy squared.
What i do is fold everything except:
for monster pp - AA, KK, QQ maybe even JJ or 1010- which I shove preflop (you would be surprised how many people call, even if you play only one hand every 15 min and shove with it, most of them dont even notice... lol!)
pocket pairs 99 or lower - call and see the flop, if i hit a set i shove or if it is above top pair I min raise or shove. otherwise fold no matter what
AK, AQs, usually shove maybe see the flop for AQ or AJ - if i hit shove otherwise fold
A rags suited, try for flush otherwise fold
That is about it, no suited connectors, nothing really, and mostly down this low I shove with any hand that i think is the nuts because I almost always get a caller. If I have AK and an A comes on the flop, 99% of the time some guy with A rags called as well, so when I shove he calls...
This only works at micro stakes but for me is the only really reliable way to make any money down there. I cant play my normal game at these stakes for crap...