Reviewing a Golden Thread: A Question

SubT33

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So I have made a commitment to go through the golden archives and read the threads one by one. I'm only on the second one, which is a great thread giving some advice on $10nl by tenbob. My question isn't with the OP, as the advice is pretty straight forward and informative, but with this post found within the thread:

"I'd wager (my whole BR) that it won't work playing 1/2 or 2/5 online as many of the people who play there do it for a living (or at least a secondary income) so they study their game and use suboptimal plays to achieve optimal results (ie. deception)."


This is post #18 in the thread and is by jeffred1111 . Is he saying that there is better competition at 1/2 or 2/5 games when compared to $10nl? Any explanation is appreciated.
 
ChuckTs

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That's exactly what he's saying. You can't get away with limping every pocket pair up at those stakes for set value since players will neither let you see a cheap flop, nor will they stack you very often or as light as 10nl players will.

But ya, basically 10nl strategy will get you slaughtered at low-med/high stakes.
 
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Wait I'm confused, isn't $10nl a low to mid stake? The way that I read this post was that he was referring to 1/2 5/2 as a lower stake but ironically tougher competition. I assumed $10nl was a higher stake. (Pardon my ignorance, at this point, I really only play home games, and freerolls)
 
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10nl = 5 cent / 10 cent blinds = micro stakes

1/2 and 2/5 refer to 200nl and 500nl, ie $1/$2 blinds and $2/$5 blinds respectively, ie med stakes.

He's just saying as you move up in stakes, the competition becomes tougher, and nut-hunting is no longer really a viable strategy as it's very exploitable.
 
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yep. That's how ring games are referred to.

10nl = 5c/10c blinds, $10 max buyin
200nl = $1/$2 blinds, $200 max buyin

etc etc.
 
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Thanks Chuck T, I guess I made much more of that than needed.
 
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