5NL - first impressions, correct or not?
OK so I started playing 5NL yesterday since my early tries showed that the players are not much better than 2NL.
I am getting destroyed due to some massive and fairly consistent suckouts, where I feel forced to fish tag these players but of course maybe I am wrong and calling pot bets with gutshots and calling preflop raises with ATCs is the way to go in 5NL.
So, there are my first impressions:
- Everybody limps and calls a raise with Axs, any 2 SC, and in many cases ATCs.
- People massively call cbets with any piece of the board, sometimes including total air.
- MORE calling stations than in 2NL (?!). People just don't fold one pair to multiple barrels, ever.
- Level of aggression is somewhat higher post flop but I didn't see that much bluffing
(there was no need since these guys hit gutshots 80% of the time), only thing that stands out is that people bet nut FDs.
Does this strike you as correct or am I off the mark?