This is a discussion on 5NL 6 max zone on Bovada. within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; So I started playing on Bovada to try zone and find it much easier than 2nl on ACR. One thing I've noticed is that playing
So I started playing on Bovada to try zone and find it much easier than 2nl on ACR. One thing I've noticed is that playing loose is crazy profitable. Almost all the sites out there recommend a tight aggressive strategy and it seems like everyone reads those tips because I've found that raising much wider from almost any position can be a +EV play. People fold like crazy. A min raise seems to accomplish the same thing as a half pot raise so bluffing is very profitable. People fold to tons of turn bets and anyone who has the nuts will tell you with a huge river bet.
Is this common as you rise in stakes? Is it exclusive to Bovada?
23rd June 2016, 10:01 PM
6bet me 
Online Poker at: PokerStars
This isn't exclusive to Bovada, it happens at zoom on PokerStars too.
And as you move up in stakes, you'll find that players start getting into more of a 3b/4b/5betting war, especially in steal/resteal spots. You'll find that at 5NL zone, players usually aren't 4betting without KK+, but at higher stakes, it becomes common to stack off preflop with hands like JJ and AK, since players are 3betting and 4betting far more aggressively.
23rd June 2016, 11:57 PM
Poker at: ACR
Yeah, like 6bet me said, it is really easy to steal pots at 5NL. In the higher stake zone games, people catch on and will respond with more aggression.