Hey all, thanks for the replies.
I don't have a clue why i can beat the 1/2 games but not the donks in the smaller games but at a guess i'd say that it might be because i play a very tight game in the 10 seater ring and obviously because of that i need to get paid with my decent pre-flop hands (as does everyone but i think more so when u play real tight)
So when i do come into a pot i'm usually the first person to come into it and preferably a max of 2 places off the button, also when i come into a pot i come in hard with big raises of at least 4xBB to make people have to think hard about coming into the hand, i think this works more in the bigger stakes because usually my min raise is 4xBB and this will only have the desired effect at the higher levels, low level people seem to come in on anything and hope for the best on the flop.
When i first started playing the smaller cash games i thought that everyone had bad beats and playing my tight game was going to give me more beats anyway. Obviously if i am throwing money at the point in the hope of scaring off chasers i have a decent made hand and i would be betting the right amounts to not give them odds
to call but they would anyway, this is an aspect of online poker that REALLY winds me up, all the poker guides and books u'll ever read say that if you dont give them the right odds to call u'll be a winner in the long term but it certainly doesn't ring true for me.
The reason i moved up was because in the smaller games people call anything with 2 outer draws and crap like that all the time!! it isn't how u should play poker so why should i keep rewarding peoples stupidity with my BR grrr!!!
Anyway rant over with