Originally Posted by only_bridge
These games are so addictive.
They can be profitable, but the problem is when a bad run sends you into tilt.
Often quite costly.
I know what you mean, you really have to forget about them. Even when your AA loses to a 92 shove, the variance is huge but if you have a solid strategy it will all come good. To combat the variance you have to put in a huge amount of volume. In one week i played 3,000 games but i looked at certain blocks of around 300 and i was getting killed by the variance, then when it came back inline a massive upswing, i ended up +93 buy-in's so i was pleased with that as i have loads of fpp's, which i can play in the Sunday Storm Hyper's or similar games. So it has been really good but as i say if i had the 300 block to start with i most probably would not have continued, so please guys put in the volume ! Carbon would it be possible to play such a large amount, the thing with star's is at stakes of $15 and below the games start every 10 secs it seems. No matter what time of day, i am going to try to build and move up and to play 3,000+ games a week is not that difficult so multiply by the fpp's for which ever game i play and Platinum should be the minimum ???? So this has got me really really excited about the possibilities .. Good Luck guy's keep in touch with how your progress is going..
P.S. zEric7x i try to play tight for the first couple of level's, or until 2 players exit, then open my range. Any pair is normally good to reshove, also as stacks are small if you c bet with nothing and they shove you waste chips, what i like to do if the flop looks dry (no 2 broadways ect) is check raise this seems to be a very successful play , try it when the situation rises. Also as you will know when in position the amount of player's who make the C-Bet then give up is massive so floating is also very profitable , it is all about knowing who you are up against. As i have large database know and also the notes i have made, loads will stack off with any Ax, so before playing just open up some tables and take some notes on who is currently playing you will be surprised how often you will play against these players. Good Luck ! !