Originally Posted by blueskies
It's getting frustrating because there's a ton of floating the flop then betting pot sized or larger than pot size on the turn. To go to showdown would be putting half my stack in there with mid- pair. It doesn't help that I am on a run where I am rarely hitting anything.
Maybe I should just loosen up and shove a wider range. There's no way these guys are hitting the board hard so consistently. They must be overvaluing their hands or just bluffing.
Yes, it does get frustrating. But they are
hitting their hands, to whatever extent. And few micro players shove without the nuts, especially on a hand like this.
If you don't like people floating the flop, 3-bet preflop if you are going to play the hand to make that a lot harder to do. Particularly if you are on the button.
Folding this particular hand on the turn was correct. A 3-bet preflop or re-raise on the flop might have given you the hand; at the least, you would have had a better idea where you stood. But if you fold to pressure a lot in a standard ring table, you start looking exploitable. Yes, even in micros. So you need to make that big re-raise here and there so you don't get pushed around too much. Not this hand, not on that turn, but enough so that people can't just run over you.
And, no, don't
loosen up and shove
a wider range. (You are not a total nit if you are playing KQs.) Not unless you are bankrolled for high variance. I suspect part of the problem here is that you are not bankrolled sufficiently even for this level.
Patience, grasshopper -- and play harder when you do play a hand.