Is it me, or does online 5 NL play more like a $10,000 game?!
Am I crazy, or does the online 5 NL game play at a MUCH higher level than one might expect given the stakes? I had thought I was a reasonable, maybe intermediate level, player based on my results playing live cash games. I never had any delusions that the quality of play at my games matched that of a professional game, but my live game win rate is >75% and my bank roll moves slowly, but steadily upward. I am rarely the guy who triples his stack in a given session, but I am almost never the guy who busts twice. Low variance, positive EV.
I recently discovered that I can play real-money poker in the U.S. (well, I have not yet tried to access my funds, but it is worth the $30 I deposited just to have the illusion of playing real poker online
I am playing 5 NL, and struggling mightily. I started off o.k., and grew my bank roll to about $40 (33% growth) over the course of probably 4 hours of play (multiple sessions). Since that time, i have lost, lost, lost and am down to $20.
I am not making big mistakes on the river, or getting them all in when i am drawing dead. It's smaller losses (over and over again). Feels like whenever i bet a marginal hand, I get raised. Whenever I raise pre-flop with something like K/J I get 2 callers and then a three bet, etc.
I do not really have a specific question in this thread. But interested to hear if others have experienced the same thing. How do i get over that hump?