Originally Posted by feitr
I think most NL10 players aren't thinking much about what you are repping.
I hear this all the time, and its totally false. 10$ NL players may be terrible in many ways, but they understand a few basic things. Think they don't know about ranges, c-betting, ect.? Explain this:
minxrancher is at seat 5 with $12.35
Hero is at seat 6 with $9.85.
The button is at seat 6.
Pokervarino posts the small blind of $.05.
hopetorunhot posts the big blind of $.10.
Bunch of Folds. minxrancher raises to $.20. Hero re-raises
to $.85. 2 folds minxrancher calls.
minxrancher checks. Hero bets $1.35. minxrancher
minxrancher checks. Hero bets $3.55. minxrancher
. Hero is returned $3.55
Hand #55254778-7423 Summary:
$.22 is raked from a pot of $4.55.
Hero wins $4.33.
I got a million other hands just like it too, where a villain will bet out on low flops with air because they think I'm only raising with stuff like AK, or call me down with 2nd pair, because he doesn't believe that I would raise a hand that hits a 359 flop.
Some players at micro stakes understand that people raise with big cards. They understand that people c-bet flops without hitting anything. They understand hand ranges. However, the main issue is they just have no clue what to do about it, and they mistakenly put people on the wrong range.
You can bluff at microstakes, and they need to make sense. Its just its far more difficult to pull off. You can't just pick a random situation and just throw money in the middle and make them go away. But my image is usually pretty freakin' terrible, and players notice this (they call me a donk in chat). But if you rep the right thing against a player who notices the right things, you can make them fold.
Also, imo, the only harder thing to do than bluff right is to catch bluffs. And most microstakes players have no idea how to make bluffs, much less catch them.