This is a discussion on Microstakes 6-max worth playing? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Hi, im mostly a SnG player but have been recently trying to pick up on some cash games. Started at 2nl fr, and absolutely hated
Hi, im mostly a SnG player but have been recently trying to pick up on some cash games. Started at 2nl fr, and absolutely hated it. Went back to SnG's and worked my way up to a BR big enough for 5nl cash games, which i liked better. Ive been watching some videos using the deucescracked free trial and generally the videos are much higher stakes, but i don try to watch some 25nl and 50nl vids and try to apply it to 5nl. I also noticed that they pretty much exclusively play 6-max and it seemed more exciting, playing more hands etc. So i tried 5nl 6-max and did alright but thought since i was just starting out that i should drop down to 2nl. Long story short, these are awful, raises have no value i still get 3-4 callers one hand in particular: I raise 4bb's w/ QJs get 2 callers, then a reraise so i lay it down, 2 guys end up going all in for ~$8 pot, the 3 better shows 72o and the other shows 56o. Anyways i guess i shouldn't be ranting this type of play it seems to be more profitable but i really like the more structured type play. So my question is, are these tables worth playing? It seems to me that they will only form bad habits not applicable to higher stakes games... The game was so wreckless that it really made it not interesting to play it.
Appreciate the help guys, like i said, im typically a SnG player but it seems like most of the CC community plays ring games so im trying to jump on that bandwagon...
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Eh, that's pretty extreme play, even for $2nl. If you play more, I think you'll see closer to normal play, although tons of people will stick with draws and weak one pair holdings.
You can definitely work on a solid game at these levels, and you will have a decent winrate playing as such. So while you can learn bad habits as these stakes, you don't have to. Read up on FR or 6max play, whichever you want to start with, and try to apply those strategies.
6-max below the 25$ level is ridiculously easy to beat. Its certainly worth playing, unless you hate money.
Btw, raising QJs at a maniac table is a pretty bad play.
28th October 2008, 8:41 PM
Poker at: Doyles
re: Poker & Microstakes 6-max worth playing?
Yes it is worth playing.
Take their ignorance and use it to your advantage. Make notes on them and play them with confidence next time.
Playing a structured game is an ideal situation but unfortunately not everyone got that memo.....
Lots of luck in ALL you do, Bearcat
28th October 2008, 8:47 PM
Online Poker at: pokerstars
Yeah well i dont really like money so i guess i'll just jump straight to 25nl and steer clear of 2 and 5nl... and yes, like i said im new to cash games so i will make some bad plays.
But what i am wanting to know is there a steep learning curve from say 5 or 10nl to 25nl? The play from the majority of these players is pretty awful and i have been winning about 7BB/100 but for a very short hand sample, but should i not make a habit of playing like it is necessary for these levels at the higher levels? In my eyes after watching some videos that you pretty much need a different game plan when moving up from these stakes and playing a winning strategy at the 25nl level would not be very successful at lower stakes.