Originally Posted by VTedd
I think you need to not let go of your hand as quickly as you seem to be doing. If cash games were about who hit every board harder with their hand, the luckiest player of the session would come out with the most money. Winning players not only play their strong holdings to extract maximum value, but also do their best to maximize the value of their bad holdings too. This means you need to mix in bluffs, float more flops, and try to read your opponents hands a little better. Think about check-raising flops, floating with ace high, leading out on scary boards, and coming up with ways to get your opponent to fold the best hand. Sometimes a check fold is all you can do, especially with a low pocket pair when you miss the set. Just try to really think about your moves and what your opponents bets mean before you release a hand that could quite likely be the best hand down to the river. Remember, there is a 60% chance that your opponent missed the flop, use this to your advantage! Hope this helps!
You are totally right about me letting go of hands too early. I dunno whats going on with me at the minute, ive been on a rough run for a couple of weeks now, bad play and bad luck. I think im trying to lose the minimum, instead of risking to win the maximum! I can tell my play is not right. Its like im trying too hard and analyzing too much, im not sure!
Im trying hard to find out whats going wrong. I think im taking it too far, you know when people say to not bluff and play ABC poker at the micros. Im at 10NL now and it is different to, and definitely harder than 5. Most fish are not just betting with made hands (bottom/mid pairs) anymore, they are bluffing too. The regs are better and I come across a lot more Nits, and its like trying to get blood out of a stone.
I think more study on how to put people on ranges is needed. As well as floating, like you said, and generally being more aggressive in correct spots, where I happen to miss the board.
Any more help would be appreciated.