re: Poker & Switch from full ring to 6max, possibly rush/zoom...
Originally Posted by Fknife
Well if you like playing against 9/9 (some go even lower!) opponents and folding 100 hands preflop in a row than its ok. The only way, in my opinion, to have a profit in this game is to setmine/play suited connectors and find an id*ot ready to call all your bets through all streets.
Actually lots of people (probably smarter and more experienced than me) claim that Zoom games are hard to beat. Volume -> YES! but not constant profit. (or maybe you have some secret strategy that works on Zoom...I would be more than happy to hear it!)
I have a combined over 150k hands at 5NL and 10NL FR Zoom, 100k from 10NL. I assure you there are not as many 9/9 or lower as you seem to think. You could go check out my thread if you want proof, I don't want to post my graphs in here.
It is possible to be beat anything at microstakes because of the large number of fish. I admit regular tables are probably easier to beat due to being able to exploit certain tendencies and you can most likely have a higher BB/100.
But with the huge increase in volume playing ZOOM(unless you play tons of reg tables which my com can't handle so), while your BB/100 may drop, your BB/hour will increase. This is similar to the concept of multitabling to maximise your profit/hour although your profit/hand will drop. This makes ZOOM a higher profit/hour choice for some players.
Also if you are playing like 24 tables, I don't exactly see how it is too much different from playing ZOOM since you see so many opponents, especially if you are stacking tables. And I absolutely hate stacking tables.
You can beat the ZOOM FR(at least up to 10NL) by playing solid TAG poker. I actually had no game plan until I saw this
Someone posted it on CC, can't recall where but the point is I realised you could just play simple ABC poker and crush these stakes. I have been a losing player at NLH cash games(and blowing most of tourney win on PLO) doing stupid stuff until that point.
Draza - I'll give you a tip for taking notes. Just pause the session to do it. No need to try and multitask everything. Pause session to go through the previous hand if you want to. Usually I just sit out one or two tables to do it. So long as you are comfortable and not being constantly pestered by a new hand while you're taking notes/watching last hand you should be fine.You only lose a teensy tiny bit of volume. Trust me I pause a lot of times during a session to take notes/go through some hands.
Another tip is to watch the end of hands you are not involved to gather more information rather than cycling through hand history to find that particular hand. You can do this by holding the CTRL key while you press fold. This is very useful, sometimes you can miss critical information by just moving to the next hand.
Good luck whatever you decide to do! Will keep an eye on this thread