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broncos53

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Ok sorry if this has been adressed before. I don not have enough money to play at higher stakes such as 5.00/10.00 dollar tables so i mostly play .02/.05 cent or 3 dollar or less tournaments and i am growing overly frustrated with the donkeys in every tournament... about 90% of the tournament i lose are bc my allin with AA AK QQ or something better that their hand gets called with 10/9 or 4/7os or pocket 2's bc it is such a great hand.

Most of the time i look at it as it is my fault well what could i have done differently but i just cant help when the flop comes A 10 7 and i have A7 and go all in to get called with 8 9 os only for the guy to hit his J on the river... to correct this i try not to go all in unless i know that he cant outdraw me but this has led to tight play and gives the donks a chance to go allin and push me out everyhand. i get upset after 15 hands in a row of 2 guys raising 1000 before the flop. I mean they cant have a hand all 15 times. But the one time i call they have what AA....

I guess what im trying to say is does anyone have any advice for playing lower stake with all the donks i mean its not like ive play horrible started with just 25 dollars now at 300 but when i lose it is because a moron calls with a gut shot straight draw on river to beat out my 3 of a kind... Any advice will be usefull and that will help prevent and fix my current probems will be highly appreciated!:joyman:
 
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Freakakanus

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With a $300 BR I'd move up to .05/.10c games.
That's 30 buyins, not the most in the world but enough to take a few hits...
The play is a bit (and I stress bit) better than the mini-micros.
Stay with your game, don't let the donkey's pull you down to donkeydom.
Patience is the key (I have none myself, but am trying to do better) with rings.
 
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broncos53

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Thanks Freak it just gets so frustrating to have it happen 3 to 5 time a day depending on how much i play :cool:
 
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ya try 2tabling 10max or you could short buy like 3-4 tables and just open shove aa/kk/qq/ak and fold everything else
 
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you want these donkies calling you, this is where the profit comes from.

in loose games you can also loosen up a bit to take advantage of the extra odds you get.


Remember, 90% of the people bust out of MTTs out of the money. the big scores are rare but the pay well. I would much rather be playing in an MTT where people are calling me with junk than one that is tight where I only get called by the great hands.

When you play too tightly for table conditions, you are not playing a good game - you are playing a sub-optimal game. Overly tight play is leaving money on the table. Folding pocket 5s under the gun in an early in an MTT where people usually limp are make small raises is not playing "good poker" it is being a fish and missing out on money (maybe this isn't the best example but try to understand the concept). In loose passive games position becomes less important. If I have 100bbs and people are limping or only raiseing 3x or less the difference between my EP play and my CO play is not that great. What good is position when you have 6 guys in the pot that are going to limp and check-call their top pair crappy kicker or small pair?

U need to find the value in every bet and call and different table conditions have value in different places.
 
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