re: Poker & Beginning Cash Game grinding question.
Bovinty it is possible, i'll show you my graph from partypoker
. $20 deposit and i'm upto $350. However, i'd say i'm quite a competent player for micros. If you look at the BR management for me at 2/4c it must be aound 2-3buyins. I think i've had a couple of 3buyin downswing over 55,000. So they don't come across that often and the variance is low. it probably wasn't variance..i had sections where i'd be experimenting and had some minor tilt if i remember rightly.
In the big pots, it is about experience and getting a feeling for what hands are plus EV. I had a good eg from before SB complete and i'm in the the BB. The pot was 8c and i had 37s. Board 37Q and turn 3 and he jams his entire stack in over my raise for $5. So the pot was about 24c and he puts $5 in with 36s. Which is a good hand..but what am i calling with? only hands that has his shoving range crushed ie 77, QQ(i'd raise, but he wouldn't know as with 77) and there r more combos above his 6s. So he is likely to lose if i call it.
So he shuld have tried to get to SD. These r the things u pick up over time and experience. You start to win more of the bigger pots. Also, you can fold KK PF as i find many nits only stack with AA. So i raise for info, if they shove i let my Kings go.
err what else, ye it is experience. I find i notice more things recently - bet sizing tells
, timing tells, i can calculate roughly what range their playing using HEM. It all comes with experience. Still a long way to go of course.
Good luck with it. I'd try and play more tables, but if ur new perhaps stay with 2-4 for a bit. It would take an eternity to built ur BR with 1table and my graph is from 12 tables +