Moving up levels
Here's a question for all of you that are "successfully" playing $1/$2 nl cash games.
I've been playing a year online now. First, donkey, you know, calling station. Read quite a few books and participate and read many forums. I've learned. I'm a tight, aggressive player. I've only played micro limits and usually do ok, sure, I have my ups and downs but lately more downs. REAL DOWNS!!!!!.
Is the play at a higher level better than at the micro's? Reason I ask, is I'm getting sick of playing people like I use to be..LOL. Calling station. Here's an example.
.10/25 cent cash game. Dealt AK on the button. Bunch call the BB, I raise 4 x's. Get two callers. Flop.....6 10 J rainbow. Both check, I raise, pot size. Get one caller. Ok...slow playing big pair? or small pair? Draw? River is a rag. He/she checks.....I bet the size of the pot....calls. River is another rag. Neither the Turn or the River would help either of us. He/she checks. I'm buffaloo'd, figure has to be try to trap me. I check. Turns over duece 6 unsuited. ?????? Call pot sized bets with bottom pair????????
This sort of crap has been hitting me lately big time and I'm getting really pissed off about it. I know, you go thru slumps....but I don't feel this is a slump. It's donkey's being in hands they shouldn't be.
So, I'm wondering if the play gets better at say maybe the 1/2 level? I'm thinking maybe the more money, the more likely people know they are not getting pot odds
to chase the straight or flush (or stupid bottom pair) and can be pushed off. Where I'm playing now,,,,,NO CLUE!!!!!
Any advice? Thanks in advance.