Advice on course of action

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So, I went to the casino at montreal to play poker since their poker room opened Friday.
The first day I turned $200 into $670, the second day I turned $200 into $0 (99<23, KK<AA); I was playing $1/$2, their lowest stakes. Obv I'm still up from what I originally started with, but keeping in mind that I only have about $400 besides what I've played with to be able to afford to lose, I'm vexed as to how I should proceed in playing. I'm clearly not bankrolled to play even $1/$2, but the players are just AWFUL. It seems hugely +EV to continue playing there, and besides I really need the money. I'm curious though, would any of you recommend buying in for, say, $100, and working with that, or is max buy-in the only way to go? I mean, I always buy in for the max online, but here, it seems like risking $200 at once might not even be worth the extra EV, simply because the players could have ANYTHING, and a bulletproof set could easily get rivered by a gutshot etc.
Clearly set mining w/ $200 is hugely +EV, but it's also tedious, since live hands take much longer (even though its an electronic table), and you can theoretically go for an entire session without seeing a playable hand (and losing $ to rake, blinds etc). I mean, would anyone advocate just playing TAG with $100, and sticking it in with 2prs, sets, overprs, huge draws etc?
Surely this is still +EV, and perhaps safer in terms of BRM?

Thoughts are appreciated :)
 
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Less $EV but also less variance.

If you can stand to see the pot that would have won you $$$$ only win you $$$ but feel safer with less risk then go for it.

Plenty of shortstack strategies out there to make it work as well.
 
aliengenius

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Short stack strategy is the way to go: buy in for the minimum, then just shove big hands and expect to get called in at least two spots.

Read Ed Miller's articles on short stack play.
 
OzExorcist

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You can make the short-stack strategy work.

Max buying for $1-$2 at our local casino is $80 (go figure) so it pretty much necessitates that play.
 
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At my casino the max buy-in at the $1/$2 is $100. I don't have a problem with that. Of course, your situation is a little different, as the other players at the table are not also forced to stick to that limit. If you really don't want to risk it, then I suggest playing conservatively, and play your big hands hard. If they are as terrible as you say, you should be able to make a tidy profit.
 
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so basically u have 700$ right?
buying in for 200 everytime would cost u a pretty large penny, i mean 1 bad beat can cost u 30% of roll
my suggestion is to buy in for the min everytime or deposite online and play 25nl
 
Lo-Dog

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I think a smaller buyin and sticking it in with the hands you mentioned is good strategy.

I went to the casino a couple weeks ago and it was the same thing. Horrible, horrible but very agressive players.

Really crap thing at that casino was that at the $1/$2 tables the max buyin is $500 so buying in short will only last a couple of pots as they get huge.
 
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