Originally Posted by fx20736
This is a table selection/ BRM issue. If you choose tables full of loose,bad players you can usually bet pot on 3 streets with overpairs until you are re-raised.
You cannot play scared, getting stacked is part of playing NLHE. If you are playing at proper stakes for your bankroll losing buy-ins with AA & KK should not deter you from playing these hands fast.
What? Am I nittier than Fx? Say it isn't so. Getting stacked at NLHE is NOT part of the game. At least not the way I play it. Unless I'm the one doing the stacking of course!!!
I really don't believe its a BRM issue either. I'm always comfortably rolled for the level I play at, and have never had to move down due to losses. In fact, I'm at 25nl now, an have been a decent winner at every level along the way, except for a long stretch at 10nl where I was only a slight winner.
Table selection, on the other hand, is a HUGE issue for me. I never seem to find these tables full of loose/passive fish that everyone says are so plentiful at the micros. Thats another reason that I play the short-buy tables. At least there I only have to be better than the short-stacked shove-monkeys to turn a decent profit. Not a problem.
I think it may also be a bet-sizing issue. Others have said that you should bet,bet, and bet your overpairs in the micros. This usually doesn't work for me. Since I am SO nitty typically one of two things happens when I have a big pocket pair. Either I raise and get a table full of insta-folds (winning a small pot), or I get called on every street and, sure enough, on the river I'll either be facing a check-raise or a re-raise. Usually one or the other of us has so little left behind at this point that I practically have to call regardless and end losing a big pot.
These scenarios play-out so often (winning small pots with big PP and losing big ones with them) that I've actually started just limping with my big PP and relying on the short-stackers to shove over top of me so that I can call them down to turn a profit. it seems to work OK at the short-buy tables since there are so many players there looking to shove pre-flop any chance they get.
I don't know. I'd like to play the full-buy tables again. But I have a real issue with table selection. Usually what happens is that I'll find a table that looks like it should be good in the lobby, but once I get to the table it'll be playing FAR more TAG that the lobby suggested it was. This happens again and again and I eventually get tired of searching and just stay at a table that I know I shouldn't. I really need to come-up with a way to find decent tables.