This is a discussion on nlhe micro stakes help within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Hi, recently starting trying to improve my poker game making it into more than me playing rec.
Feel there might be some leaks in my
Hi, recently starting trying to improve my poker game making it into more than me playing rec.
Feel there might be some leaks in my game.
Losing more money in the bigger hands tbh
ie (just going to show some hand examples from today )
Hero has 5 3 s in the BB
Villain (button) Raises 0.05 (zoom micro stakes 0.01/0.02)
SB calls, hero (BB) calls
Flop: 2 3 A
Villain bets 0.07, SB Folds, Hero calls
Villain bets 0.12, I raise to 0.33, he tanks and calls, putting him on a ace x or a weak pocket pair
I assume this is a fairly safe river, he has not much behind and so I jam, and he calls with K6.
Hero has J10 diamonds,
UTG raises to 0.05, UTG+1 (hero) calls, MP (villain) calls, SB calls
Flop: 8D9S8C - I've got an open ender in this spot, backdoor flush -
Utg checks, hero checks, MP jams 0.70 ,
Bit unsure what MP is jamming with apart from maybe top pair or 9,9 trying to maybe get someone out a hand like mine
I tank, and call. and lose. He had (q9 of clubs)
Should I have folded in this position considering I only had 10 outs on the flop (not including the backdoor diamonds)
Hero has KK
UTG (hero) raises to 0.06
Flop: 4 5 8
Button Bets 0.11
hero bets 0.12 and button raises to 0.40
When am reraised I tank a little, and reevaluate here, Im thinking really the only hand am losing to is A3 so...
I check, villain bets just over 1$ into the pot. I reraise all in ( really dont like this play cos am losing to quite a few hands)
I think in this spot I probably overplayed the kings especially on the river cos at flop button could of been holding A,8 suited, weak aces, such as A,4 A,5, A3, was also thinking potentially a weaker hand like mine 7,7 9,9.
Hero here as AsKs
UTG+1 raises 0.06 MP raises to 0.15, villain (button) reraises 0.42
MP has about (0.75 in stack left)
BB me shoves all in
Utg+1 folds, Mp calls with q5 suited (Diam), Villain calls with jj
Dont think this is the worst play I made out of all of these. Was thinking I want to stack MP and am probably beating villain who could be trying to do the same with a similar hand or maybe 10,10 or J,J. Unlikely that he has the A or K as my AK blocks that.
Anyways the board runs out and JJ wins.
Am probably not talking right with everything here just tryna say what I was thinking in the hand. Am still learning but finding it quite tough on these zoom microstake tables. Would be good to here how you might of played these hands differently, or just any help with microstake NLHE play to be getting to a point of a winning player.
OR should I start playing MTT , would this be more profitable/easier. I find I play tournaments and can get in the money, but just end up losing to flips, or losing a lot of my stack when blinds increase forcing me to shove.
MTTs will provide more hands to be able to get used to learning what style of play meets with what you are comfortable with. That means you can practice without having to worry about leaving the table too quickly. It will also allow you to watch more people to see what works for them.
I don't quite understand the jam on the first hand. Why would you jam in a situation where 90% there would be a split and you would get called anyway, also risking with the posibility someone has a better straight with a 6. I've seen people do this trying to represent a better straoght with a 6 or something but they always get called. I'm not sure what was your train of thought there.
You listed 4 plays, in the first two you made clear mistakes. I couldn't quite understand third hand very well, and the fourth hand is just part of poker's variance.
On the river, you either have the best hand, or not. Therefore, you are betting for value because you have the best hand, or as a bluff to make a worse hand to fold.
There's a straight on the table already and when you jam, you're ALWAYS getting called by someone who has a 6, they are never folding that hand, so check/calling was a better line here.
On the flop, you had 10 outs, which is roughly 40% equity, pot at that point was around 20 cents, the jam was for 70 cents...pretty sure that was a negative EV play...the risk reward just wasn't there for you...