Originally Posted by PotluckXXI
Been playing $0.03/$0.05 NL Hold'em, have over 1000 hands since I started using PT3. I can't seem to get off even though. I found that my first 25 or 30 hands are disastrous for my bank roll for some reason, just keep getting good starting hands with good flops that don't make or get crushed when they do. I spend the next couple of hours making it up. The real problem is that this level is so tight on Bodog that any preflop raise EVERYONE folds to me, with a $0.04 rake on an $0.08 board I'm not even making a BB back. I went to the $0.05/$0.10 and it was totally different ppl were betting hard into the pot pre-flop, My hands were good to start 10's and Big Slick 2x in row, unfortunately hands got crushed on board and had to fold after loosing a lot of equity just getting to the turn and river. Moved tables and the play changed with less 5x BB raises except for maniac (he crashed 3 times while I was there) ended the session with $25 on a $10 buy in (mostly from putting the maniac all in with a set). After he left I was chip leader, played tight and managed to increase my stack some before I left. So should I just qiut the lowest limit and stick to the 5/10?
My experience with Bodog is 5nl and 10nl are just about the same. If your BR can handle 10nl then why not?
You may want to sit down and limp 3 hands in a row with ATC, raise like 2 1/4x from EP with a marginal but playable hand and fold to any pressure, if you hit the flop then play it hard if you think you are good, it will look great at SD= they look you up now.. Open up your raising range in LP - with out being stupid postflop.. Spend a few cents looking loose, you can then then tighten up, it can be a worthwhile investment. Make sure you top up.
The tables can vary dramatically so if you are experiencing the same at all tables, then it is probably you.
EDIT: Just thinking here. I play pretty tight, but always start loose. It works for me. I also loosen up against the lags and maniacs, and there are a lot there. If you are always getting folds, there is a reason for this. And it is not that these levels are full of tight players. Your bet sizing, your image, your stats (on bodog you dont have trackers, but an aware player will keep track).