Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
Draws. Pairs. Everything that calls 10 calls 18 here.
You have an issue and the sooner you get over it the better off you'll be. People at micro stakes suck! They call big bets with small hands. They call with bad odds. They call with random crap. They call. They call. They call. The way to exploit them is to make good hands and bet big. Save your 1/2 pot bets for when you have nothing or you're looking to draw cheaply yourself.
But. But. But. I won't be balanced and they'll know when I have a hand and when i don't, you say? No they won't you forgot the golden rule again. People at micro stakes suck! It's true.
You are correct but not entirely I think.
Thing is, some of them suck and some are just improving (I like to think I am one of the latter) and play 2NL since they are beginners or have a small BR (again, yours truly on both counts ). Normally I watch everybody and take notes on big mistakes I see and then follow the notes. If I don't have notes, I look at their stats - aggro players get little credit for aggression, passives get much more.
Half pot gives gutshots (OESDs seems unlikely) bad odds, this favors me but keeps them in. I need to charge the maximum and I found that half pot keeps all garbage in the hand, while potting often chases it away.
So correct size is somewhere in between, but where exactly Eternal question, I guess it depends on the individual.
Yoshimiii - Yeah, I probably have lots of leaks, one that has cost me a LOT was mainly calling big raises (especially check raises)/All Ins from passives. I started thinking about ranges a lot more and my results seems to be improving a lot lately, of course it is hard to say if I am just on a heater or it is a substantial improvement.