This is a discussion on What do you think of Zoom-game??? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; What do you think of Zoom-game??? All players wait a hand premium, and a game to become as a coin, on good luck???
And any strategy?
I like to play zoom but unfortunately I can't play for real money. You just get to play a lot of hands and think more about position and hand strength. I have only played play money so I don't know how the real games play out.
Hi I play zoom
The strategy is simple.... You will play Tight in early game, play the monsters and cards that you have a chance to make a monster if cheap and in position, like pockets pairs suited conectors.
Midle game you open a little your range and play always in position and late game you can open more your range and put pressure in oponents.
Hi I used to play zoom at 10 NL a year ago. I quit poker and now I'm back to 2NL zoom to build my bankroll. I have the advantage of having a HUD, I believe it an extremely powerful weapon for zoom poker, because you are always playing unknowns, but if you have a hud you can easily spot who are the nits that only setmine (there are lots of players who basically setmine and play very strong AA and KK) and you can also spot the fish, so the strategy would depend who youwill be playing against each hand. Also you can exploit ither leaks many players have, like restealing from the blinds, many players try to steal but almost always fold to resteals.
Without the hud its tough to spot nits, regulars and fish/donkeys.
That's my advice, use a hud. Holdem manager has a one month trial period for free and I believe pokertracker also does. I suggest you use them both and then buy the one that suits you better.
Zoom is tough because the same way you think of playing it most players do. Wait for a prem hand and then play, in doing this, most of the time any other player/s that enter the pot with you will more or likely be on a prem hand to. Plus you are not able to get proper reads on players as the table switches after every hand
The zoom-poker I try to play tight. If I'm going to play your hand - only raise. Often I used late position to steal the blinds. Plus the games in zoom poker - it is a constant change of opponents. The basic rule that I try to stick to - do not make unnecessary bets.
Typical opening range from button in zoom is 40%, I would't really call that premium heavy range. My 3bet from big blind is 6.5% while winning players go up to 10% (leaktracker), SB 8.04%, compared to regular tables these Numbers are twice as large than what you would expect given low levels 2NL and 5NL.
I almost always play Zoom, although I do it mainly because of the limited availability of time. The game is very tight by the amount of good options that a player can expect and obtain. Definitely in this modality with a good hand one must be very aggressive.