re: Poker & Based on my first 20k hands, should I be playing 0.01/0.02 or 0.02/0.05?
Originally Posted by 8475483829
1. No HUD, so I can't go by VPIP, but I will keep notes on a player's PF raising hands when they go to showdown.
2. I tend to assume anyone sitting with significantly less than a full buy-in is probably a weak player.
3. I assume anyone multitabling with a full stack is probably a reasonable player.
, you can colour-label the players, and if you label the nits, the TAGs and the fish (among others), then you look for tables with known fish.
If that's not an option, just look for the tables with the highest % of players/flop, and check the stack sizes.
You're correct that players with less than a full buy-in are probably weak. Beware that some players auto-top up to 40 or 50BB and are playing a mid-stack strategy. Those are not going to be fish. But they're going to be nitty, so have them on your left to steal their blinds.
It's not only about table selection, but at the table also about seat selection. Ideally, the fish are on your immediate right (so you can iso-raise), and the nits are on your left (so you can steal their blinds).
If you've got the resident LAG on your left, and the fish is left of him, and you have nits on your right, just get up and find a better table.
Also be aware that multitabling full-stackers are probably solid, yes, but there's a good chance that they're very fit-or-foldy. LAGging it up slightly vs them could be very profitable as you can get them to fold a lot.
And for the rest: just pay attention during your first two cycles. If there's one or two players that are in at least half the hands, you're likely at the right table.