Question from a micro player
Can I start by saying that this forum has helped my online poker playing alot and I respect the comments etc from the players here,but this has puzzled me for a while and I would like to hear the views of the higher stakes players.
I am a micro Sng and MTT player ($5 and less) and read alot of poker books
and watch online tutorial vids etc,but alot of stuff I learn just doesn't seem to apply to micro stakes (or does it?).You know the kinda stuff,for example,in BB you get dealt JJ,have an early raise,then an all-in in middle position,then folded round to me,I think for a while and fold,the original raiser calls the all-in and they show A4 and pocket 3s .
I also like playing the slow 15min blinds tourneys,and spend the first two levels just folding because of the raise,re-raise then all-in with nothing mentality! (Calm down guys,the blinds are 15mins)
I know alot of you will say 'just wait till you get premium hands'.But it is so frustrating when your AA,KK etc gets done by Q6o.
I don't want to come across like a right moan and please don't think these comments apply to all micro players,because they don't (there are some VERY good micro players).But it is tough out there,and so frustrating at times when you are trying to build a BR.
I don't have the BR (or poker skills) to move up a level so I will just have to tough it out,but my question for the higher stakes player is this.Do you ever for a change, enter a micro stakes tourney,and if so,how do you cope with the unpredictability of the players.Do you still crush these tourneys because your knowledge of the game is a bit higher than your average micro player (for example,you know about playing in position) or do they confuse the hell outta you also?
I know it must be possible to move on up because everyone starts at the bottom right? I just can't wait for that day to come.