re: Poker & Was I just unlucky? Micro-stakes advice needed either way!
Originally Posted by akaRobbo
Thanks for the responses guys.
Been back playing Micro-stakes today for a few hours and in the end I had to just call it quits with my stack right where it started at the beginning of play and I left really tilted.
Micro-stakes just seems such bad poker! Im usually quite loose and aggressive, but have taken on board advice about tightening up my play for these types of games because of the calling stations you find there, so I played very tight today.
Twice today Ive had to lay down trips on the river because two idiots have hit runners for their straight, its sick shit guys, Im actually calling out the cards I dont want to see, and they are just appearing in front of me. The fish in micro-stakes just dont fold, its ridiculous. My bets were at least half the size of the pot. I hear people say about betting big so they dont hit runners, thats true, but when i flop trips I want SOME value dont I? otherwise whats the point of even playing if you make no money when you pick up big hands?
To cap it all off I picked up Queens, yes, pocket Queens again.
Flop came J35 (2 clubs)
I 3x BB pre-flop I bet half the pot on the flop, then 3/4 on the turn, he flat calls all of them, turn is a blank, then the river is the Q of clubs.
I bet again, putting him on AJ (or any Jack the way this fool has been playing) and he 2x raises my bet, and I call and he shows J10 clubs.
Am I really expected to lay down trips again, Queens this time with no straight draws, no overcards??
Is it best to just avoid these micro-stakes?, I see no benefit of playing in them.
Once a week there is a post like this from someone.
First of all , I, NorwayNewman, am a losing online poker player.
Second, I have made posts like this myself in the beginning.
At first it seems like its everyone else who is so lucky, or the software is against me.
Then after a couple days its: I am better than these stakes, obviously, I mean how can I expect myself to play such micro trash stakes, this aint poker.
You'll read this thread, check our responses, and STILL take a shot at 25NL or 50NL, you'll lose like half a buyin, just half, and tilt... Then proceed to blow your roll and wonder what happend.
Encouragement: Give yourself the chance to find out if you suck or not. You need a larger sample size than just a few days, a week. There is indeed a possibility that you're a profitable player, yet you could stress yourself out to the point you quit before you give yourself a chance to see.
Conclusion: Bankroll management, play 50000 hands of same stake you're rolled for, post hands in discussion forum you feel were tricky. Try not to embarrass yourself on forums like I have. Read the gigabytes of posts already on forums.