The terrible players at 5NL
Im a winning player overall. I play 5NL and have 8.46BB/100 at this moment in time.
Ok, so the amount of terrible players at 5NL is just staggering, I actually wonder what goes through these people's heads and why the hell they are playing online for real cash.
Recently Ive taken an 11BI downswing, and im now at 8.46BB/100, nearly all of these losses are due to people hitting runners on me, making flushes or straights. I bet aggressively, always 2/3 pot+ when I know im good, but these calling stations just dont budge. I know they are losing money in the long run, and "in the long run you'll come out on top" but its just boring and down right terrible play lol, and how much is my poker game
really improving playing against these players? I want to take poker very seriously, Im pretty young and can see myself playing in the future. Id much rather be losing money to people outplaying me, than to people who shouldn't even be in the hand. Ill try bluffing people, representing the winning hand, or completed draws etc and they'll just obliviously call me with like middle pair with a low kicker, its as though they dont even consider what I might have?
So my question is, how do the players at 10NL and 25NL compare to that of 5NL? 5NL is really boring me now, and it just feels like people think "oh its only $5 ill just bluff and mess around", and the others are just simply horrible players. Playing against these people means I have to alter my playing style to be tighter, so I can confidently call their bets, which goes against how I like to play. It only takes one of these donks at the table to cause this too. With more money on the line at higher stakes, I don't think its as likely that people call All ins with the likes of A4o, hitting a 4 on the river whilst you have AK? Just an example from today.
After my downswing, if I follow proper BRM, I cant cater for 10NL or 25NL yet. But would be willing, and can afford to deposit. I want to take poker seriously. Ive been playing for some months online and started off by depositing $50 and started at 5NL and my bankroll has grown pretty well from there.
I dont want this post to come across as me saying im "too good for 5NL" and that I never play badly or get outplayed, of course I do. But im confident that Im a good player.
Do any of you hate the Micro-stakes? When did you move up?