Originally Posted by theresets
From what I've heard they might not be beatable at all.
They're giving you bad advice. On-line micros are quite beatable if
you're any good (as good as you think you are).
It's the small stakes FL games at live venues that I'd stay away from because of larcenous rakes. This is a bad move on their part. Be a little less greedy, give these players an honest break, and they'll move up to the bigger NL games.
People say the rake for them is just too high, so how is a new player supposed to learn how to beat the cash games if you can't learn at micro stakes and move up as you improve because you always end up busto?
Those "people" are fish making excuses. You didn't lose because the rake is too high, or because the RNG was programmed to torment you and you alone. You lost because you suck.
I cant beat any small stakes ring games except those on bovada ( now ignition ). I have a feeling that even the $5 and $10 min buyin no limit holdem 9 handed games on the other sites have grinders using data tracking software . How can an amateur have a chance vs them ?
Who the hell cares? Let them use that software, let them develop a sense of security, I'll get their 'rolls in the end. Data tracking soft is way
over-rated. The only reason I use it is to track my own stats in order to know better how to exploit those using the same stats.
There is no substitute for observation, getting a line on your players for today's
orbit. Doesn't matter what they did in the past, and I have a couple of regs I play all the time who have improved from fish that didn't stand a chance to winning players. They learn, plug leaks that I used to exploit. Their data is stale and tainted.
I have another reg of whom I'm certain lets a roommate/best friend/SO play his account. Once, twice a week it's like I'm playing a completely different player even though the screen name hasn't changed. Whoever is borrowing this account is a mega-fish. His data is tainted because of this, and I wonder if he's not doing this deliberately to poison his stats.
Regs who bounce between FL and NL games: more tainted data.
Data tracking soft won't tell you any of this.
Denial: it ain't just a river in Egypt.