re: Poker & Beating 1/3 Poker and the Swings
Just my suggestion about how much your buying in for.
You buy in what ever you feel comfortable with man. If 300.00 seems like to much then guess what, it probably is. You have to honestly really, really know what you are doing if you buy in for 300.00. Believe me man, i know. One bad mistake can cost you an entire buy-in and you don't want that to happen. Just stick to your normal game plan. ABC Poker works wonders believe me. Knowing how to pick up on reads on your opponents can help too.
I been playing for years now. I just recently.....2 months ago began making a living at it. I been doing solid for two months straight. Cashing in almost 2/3 of the days I would say, if not more. 200 here, 300 here, 500 there some days 100, some days even 900 (amazing surreal day wow). Playing on the 1-3 table you have to know what you are doing. Do not let anyone on these forums fool you into believing that people on the 1-3 tables are "donkeys", "recreational players", etc.
The truth of the matter is. Any person with half a brain can flop a set. Any person holding a hand can flop an open ended straight or a flush draw it does not take a rocket scientist to know that. Avoid gambling. Play solid Poker.
Rake at my casino is i believe 4$ a hand if it's 9 handed from what I know and if the pot is over 15$. Pretty sure that is what the dealer told me today. (I asked her about it. Felt kind of uncomfortable asking her that.)
I know exactly what you mean though man when you say your not catching anything. And you see your stack just going down and down and down. I hate those days.....believe me. I do a review of my entire session after the day is over. It is amazing how much money I'm leaking out by
"Not getting pot odds
to chase a straight"
"Calling down to the river only to beat by higher two-pair or trips"
"Calling from early position, only to fold a weaker hand to a raise"
"Betting big on Top-Pair only to fold to a re-raise off the flop or turn"
"Getting myself into coin-toss situations is extremely -Negative EV decisions 50/50 chances are not good chances that is exactly what it is. A chance. Your breaking even or losing with those coin-toss situations."
"I strongly only recommend going all-in PF with AA or KK only. QQ will do but only against a low stack."
"You should also fold Middle pairs or Lower Pairs off the flop to big bets"
So yeah that is it i guess.
These are all just some tips that can help you man wish you the best.