Originally Posted by stormswa
storm shakes head.
I know what I`m trying to say but I can`t put it across
I accept the fact that the players at higher levels are `probably` going to be better.
I accept that you want to get your money in with the best hand.
Now I`m not saying Im a great player, far from it, but I would say I`m a decent player who plays pretty much `by the book`
So when I get a hand like JJ, as in the example, in middle position, I don`t want lots of callers.
If I put in a strong raise I would guess people playing higher stakes sitting with say A8 on a similar stack will go through the same though process as me, which will be along the lines of "I`m behind any pair 99+ and I`m dominated by A9+. With such a strong raise I`m probably behind so I don`t want to fire my final 18 big blinds into this pot. Fold"
However, smaller stakes seem to be thinking "I`ve got an Ace - fire!!!" then the next guy "my K4 is sooooooooted - fire" next guy "I`ve got a pair!! 22 - fire"
I`m having fun, but the point is, without going too heavily into the %, the A8 guy calls my push, the other guys know they are probably beaten and fold. I`m now about a 70/30 fav.
In the smaller stakes example, I`m about what, 35% fav??? I don`t know exactly.
So the fact you are a good player making the correct moves is reduced in smaller stakes.
This is against the fact in bigger stakes you are up against better players.
I know I`m rambling on a bit, but do you get my drift???