How I Look for Ring Games

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I'd like some ideas on this.

For me, I play at AP, and I look for rings games that I think are prime for exploiting. I look for pots that are relatively small and I look for ones where a high % of players see the flop.
This tells me two things - that the action preflop is dismal and even post flop, not a lot of action. So probably a table with REALLY weak tight players. I also like tables where there is no "real" deep stack that is bullying the table. This means I can come in and raise preflop and steal blinds or raise some and get callers and then play aggressive post flop.

At a table now that fits that category. Have been raising a lot and stealing hands - now one player has gotten mad and is trying to play back. So now I tighten up and when does that I can stack him. I find if I go to tables where a lot of preflop action is going on, I have to play tight. When I get a hand, I may stack easier, but it takes longer and I don't get to play as many hands.

What do you look for? Do you like a table with a lot of action pre/post flop or a big stack at the table?
 
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I also play at AP quite often, and I look for very much the same things you do, especially a high seen-flop percentage.

I am also wary of a table where there is an especially large stack, unless I can sit directly on his left.
 
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seems like that style fits you best. most players look for juicy pots with lots of people in it and just play nit
 
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I like to look for those ultra deep stacks at small blind tables, those that have like 5x the max table buyin, and then I play super agressive against everyone but the big stack. The other players at the table are usually already intimidated by him and I can take advantage of them, and then use my loose image vs. the deep stack. Table position is critical.
 
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I go for highest percentage preflop and most money in the pot, then I just sit and wait, sometimes for quite awhile and play only premium hands. I raise big preflop and if I hit a hand I bet it hard. At the tables with a high percentage of players to the flop and big pots mean people there are really loose which fits my very tight style. Also, at the limits I play, no one is paying attention to me, so even when I play 1 out of 20 hands I still get no respect for a raise, which I like.
 
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I go for highest percentage preflop and most money in the pot, then I just sit and wait, sometimes for quite awhile and play only premium hands. I raise big preflop and if I hit a hand I bet it hard. At the tables with a high percentage of players to the flop and big pots mean people there are really loose which fits my very tight style. Also, at the limits I play, no one is paying attention to me, so even when I play 1 out of 20 hands I still get no respect for a raise, which I like.

Also, quite often these stats are driven by 1 or 2 players that do not know what they are doing. be sure to leave this table when they do :)
 
pokernut

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^^^^^ That is where pokertracker and pahud come in major handy.
 
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