Originally Posted by jasdell
You're a bit loose/passive for full ring. At 2$ NL, I actually like limping more hands, since if you flop well you can almost always get paid off. However, you're probably still doing it too much.
I'd try to cut back on limping a bit, and maybe raise a few more hands. I'd think optimal stats for 2$ NL would be like VPIP = 22, PFR = 12 or so.
You want to be raising hands where you have a big edge preflop. AK is a 63/37 favorite over stuff like JTos. We want to exploit that advantage, so raise those hands preflop. Stuff like QJ is less of a favorite, so there's less reason to raise it (or even play it at this level).
Then, because players won't hesitate to stack off with just top pair (or middle pair for that matter), you should be limping a fair amount of implied odds
hands, especially in late position where its easier to build a big pot. So stuff like 22/A2s/K5s/57s. Those hands can make flushes, sets, and straights, and if we can get in cheaply and stack some idiots who want to play top pair like its the nuts in a limped pot, that'd be great.