Originally Posted by fx20736
I was reading a review of a book called the Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo and the reviewer mentioned that Angelo eschews the idea of Middle Position, says there are 4 positions plus the blinds Early, Hijack, CO & Button and that from Early you should play 10% of hands and from the Button you should play 30%. I was playing with these numbers and I think a range like that might be something like:
I haven't tried this yet but am contemplating trying this for a thousand hands or so and seeing how it works.
That's what i have been trying to tell you, stop it, stop it right now, stop reading books and hope they will help you at 2nl, it won't work man, the players that guy plays are like a million levels above the ones you play. so stop it right now. play ABC poker, you have a hand, you bet, don't have a made hand, don't get frisky with it, that easy.
hand chart, well yours gives me a headache. i play 10nl and 25nl and i don't have a chart like that complicated, in fact i don't even have one because it is way easyer than you think, stop making things look complicated when they are simple.
my hand chart, here it is, i play 6 max btw, but for 2nl it goes like this:
AT, AJ, AQ, AK - i raise from any position
22-99 - i limp, or i will call a small raise, up to 8c to try and catch a set
TT, JJ, QQ, KK, AA - i raise from any position
i might add to my play things like KQ, trying to isolate any huge fish at table, or KJ but that's about it.
i might play suited connectors in a multi way pot, again try to see a cheap flop, according to what i hit i continue or not, i don't continue unless i have 2 pair.
and thats about it, odds are i might not have to try to steal blinds from position, because, once again, odds are there is going to be a fish in that spot, of course if i am on the button, everyone folded and i have 2 nits on the blinds i will try and steal, but that does not happen a lot.
come to think about it, i think your biggest problems come from not raising big enough with your big hands. the best players at this level, including me (modest, i know) will raise at least to 14c preflop with lets say AK.
if you really need some help, add me on skype as forsakenone11 or on messanger as mesarosiudaniel and we can do a session.