Originally Posted by John A
Leak Buster will take all of your hands played and isolate your biggest leaks first and explain how to correct them. But you'll need to invest in some software like Holdem Manager 2, etc... It will definetly be worth it if you plan on seriously playing online.
Itís definitely on my list of things to buy now for the future. I appreciate the info!
Sorry for the TLDR post guys :P
SO! I have continued to bleed money playing at the micros (gushing, really) so I looked back at everything to analyze what the deal was. One thing I noticed was that I didnít really start bleeding money until I dropped from 50nl to 10nl (and some 25nl) Ė per my notes and memory. I dropped after reading a few books, online content, and watching some videos, everyoneís advice was to start at the micros so I wanted to do things ďrightĒ for lack of a better word.
I have been utterly CRUSHED in the micros. None of it makes sense to me, my style of play just doesnít work and I feel if youíre not playing with enough money for it to matter, the odds of randomness simply outweigh your good play (look below for a little better explanation of my view of this)*. I know many will disagree but thatís just how I feel. So after coming to this realization, I went back to 50nl and am almost back in the green again. I feel much more comfortable at these stakes because I can play ďsimilarĒ to how I play live.
Maybe itís just time for me to come out of my downswing and itís a coincidence, but I honestly feel it isnít. Has anyone else had any similar experiences?
*I feel like the micros are like sitting at a 1/2 table surrounded by billionaires who will call every hand to the river because itís not enough money to matter to them. Even if you play your best, their infinite bankrolls will win due to random luck. Thatís how I feel in the micros; there are an infinite number of people playing with so little money that it has no effect on them if they lose it. How can that be beat? I know everyone has different opinions on this and some people seem to get pretty heated about it. I want to discuss your views and opinions on micros, but please letís not flame or get heated; I want to discuss it civilly
Iím actually trying to look at that concept objectively and discuss it. Perhaps Iím playing with too little money that it has such little effect on me that it clouds my judgment? Iím interest to see what you all think!
So my journey continues, probably at 50nl for the foreseeable future. Iím off to Biloxi to play 1/3 at the Beau this weekend so Iím definitely looking forward to that and I won a $100 free roll live tourney last night so that was a good confidence booster. I was card dead the whole night, too. The first hand I was dealt was AKs and had to lay it down after someone flopped a boat (2 & 7ís I think), so I started out with the ďhere we go againĒ sigh, but really buckled down and said ďHell no! This is mine!Ē lol
The biggest hand I got was a set of 3ís, everything else I went to showdown with was TPTK or two pair and was the short stack most of the night. I was pretty happy with how I was able to stay patient and get it in at the right times.
Oh! One last cool thing, I ran into a guy I played at Harrahís Cherokee a few weeks ago in 50nl; wild how that happens even with anonymous names!