re: Poker & NL $1/2 Live
Originally Posted by micromachine
Sounds like you need to shake off that nit image. Try opening up more in later positions and making your preflop raise size smaller like $8-$10.
Not that I am saying you are wrong, but $8-10 is going not going to thin the herd very much at my local card rooms. I think $15 is spot on to isolate.
As for the OP's raising requirements: If you only raise with those hands, people will eventually catch on. They will be able to put you on a very thin range if you raise pre. I would open up in late position once in a while. Smaller pairs, suited connectors.
Buying in short of the max is a bad idea in my opinion. You are essentially buying in already crippled, and you are decreasing the amount you can win if you do catch a monster and get some action.
Bluffing is definitely possible on these tables, but you have to pick the right spots, and know which players you can bluff. Your average live player is going to play really bad post flop. There are some real fish at these card rooms.
Position is very important. Just remember that. And study up on poker tells
, and how to effectively read players body language. Watch opponents while they check hole cards and when community cards are dealt for reactions.
That's about all I can think of ATM. Good luck in the future.