Originally Posted by dresturn2
Maybe its me. I play 1-2 all in style 500 max bet poker every weekend. I know how to play but it seems that i keep getting beat up on by the weakest players. Some people tell me that i need to move up in limits but I dont have enough money to do that. I dont get good value from my great hands and when i actually lose a hand i lose big. Basically the money i lose from my big hands outweighs what i make with good hands by about 2-1. How can i fix this. I want to know how to play against bad players. Do i need to move to another table when the rich people call every hand no matter what. Its ok when its one but when its 3 or more its hard. Help me
Its that all in
part that is killing you.
Think about it for a moment. You sit at a table and start shoving everytime you play. You might win the first time, maybe even the second time, but from there on out, the other players will back down until they feel sure they have you. Then because they play better than you, they have figured out how to get you to commit so they can bust your ass.
The all in style is about like painting a target on your forehead, or wearing a sign on your back that says 'Bust Me, I'm Stupid'.
You can generally achieve the same results without putting your complete stack in the middle.