Thanks so far for all the suggestions and info. It is helping.
A buddy of mine set me up with $25 in my poker stars account and I have been experimenting with it. I downloaded the new version of the poker tracker and have been playing the micro stakes NLH full ring games. I got a few questions because its a very different game than live.
1) Pot size: I find that I am winning lots of small pots but find it hard to build and win big pots. I am losing too many of the bigger pots. It could be a run of bad cards because of my small sample size. Or it could be something I'm doing wrong.
2) The HUD: How is this thing useful? I multi 4 tables at a time and tile them. I can pay attention pretty well to whats going on. The HUD though distracts me. I some times turn it off. I don't know how to use it.
Below is how I use it. Please feel free to correct/add to it.
VP: This tells
me how loose a player is. The higher the number here the less credit I give to his hands.
PR: This also helps me with hand ranges. If a player with a low number here raises I give them credit for a big one.
AFq: This I'm not really sure how to take. This could be that they try to buy pots a lot, or it could just be that they bet a lot. I use it to see how much I'm gonna have to commit to the pot.
My numbers so far:
1700 hands at .01/.02
Up about 6 dollars.
(how do I get my HUD stats from PT?) I would like to show them to get ideas about them.
So far, I am pretty happy. I was down a lot compared to the stakes at first. My first thousand hands was just lose lose lose after the money went in. I don't like the stakes, and am waiting to get a few more dollars before moving up. There are bad players. More than I expected. So many people continuation bet bad boards. I also find a lot of people like to fire on the flop and then check the turn when weak. Any suggestions are still appreciated.