re: Poker & NL25 6-max problem.
Originally Posted by Zarathustra
Seems I found that stat from HEM, says: 66.65 bb's.
I think one of the main things that has caused me trouble might be responding to 3bets. You can see that first downswing, it happened mostly because(or at least I think so) people kept 3betting almost all my preflop raises. And when I respond to them by 4betting, they call and often bluff(?) me off the pot as I don't have balls to continue flop without hitting it. (in example hand like AK).
Any advice on this one?
Very common problem when moving up actually. Here is the one true key:
"They are not 3betting you light at 25nl. They have the AK/QQ+ 90% of the time. You can fold or play for stacks depending on what you opened with."
It's our brains that are at fault for this they're-all-ultra-3bet-monkeys-when-we-move-up syndrome.
1st our sample sizes are small so 3bet %s can seem high until we get some more hands at the level.
2nd we think that because we're moving up players are just going to be better (read more aggressive) but one level to the next that's just not the case. 10nl and 25nl play about the same.
3rd We're trying hard to "play better" than we did at our previous level, when the fact is the same game that beat 10nl will beat 25nl. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ADJUST YOUR GAME!