This is a discussion on 1/2 to 2/5 Lessons within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; When you made the jump from 1/2 NL to 2/5 NL live, what were some things you learned after going to a higher stakes game?
It's a bit hard to bluff your enemies since they have more money than you. when I'm playing at 1/2 I can easily make them fold after the flop but in the 2/5 they just keep calling.
September 11th, 2018, 9:23 PM
Join Date: Nov 2017
Poker at: ACR,BOL
re: Poker & 1/2 to 2/5 Lessons
Everyone got egotistical and aggressive at the deepstacked 2/5 game. I remember a guy with like 3,500 BB shove with f*cking 99 and won. They were crazy with inappropriate aggression along with tilt. Everyone at the table want to gamble. It didn't make sense since the cash game poker table is not a gambling table.
September 12th, 2018, 2:55 AM
Join Date: Apr 2018
Online Poker at: ACR/BOL/BOV
Game: NLH & PLO8
Originally Posted by smallstakesdad
When you made the jump from 1/2 NL to 2/5 NL live, what were some things you learned after going to a higher stakes game?
Well first major difference is the stack depth is deeper. This allows for more "creative" plays. The level of play was higher many 100bb pots won with A high. It's also a bit more tight. I learned to be patient. When I first moved up I learned that my game needed some work. I was still playing strategies as I would at 300NL against a different player pool. Knowing your table and who you are playing against is the most important thing when you move up. You can play with whales who no less about poker than the guys at lower stakes and you can play with professional players. Most times a mix of both.