My style of playing any suggestions?

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Hello my bankroll is resting at a nice 125$ from my original $50. Now i have a deep question. I win many pots that I shouldn't by good bluffing and having good notes on my players. I got a maniac to put me all in for 37$ on the river with my full house when he had jack high(not flush just jack high rofl). I overbet the pot on the river to make it look like i was bluffing and i knew he would try to bluff me out. Also vs calling stations i check with them and they lose valuable bets by just playing passively and when i outdraw them (straight or flush) i bet more than usual also because i KNOW they will call with just a pair. Vs the tight (Sometimes scared) players I know when to bluff them out of pots etc. and i know when to stay out of there way. My question is am I playing correctly or do i need to play tighter? I play a very unique style (many many hands esp in late positon) in which i counter my opponent i very rarely play my own cards for value except vs calling stations. Also lately I call with low connected cards in a raised pot very often because they simply cannot let go of AA or KK when i got a straight a flush trips even when i make it painfully obvious. Now am I doing ok playing it right on this limit? Any suggestions to help me get more of a profit? Should I move up limits? I Realize if i move up i will need to be tighter which I CAN do. I played upper limits (for me ; )) $(1/2) maybe a little too much for my bankroll) but i won almost 40$ in an hour. I only played like 3 or 4 hands outside the BB and folded my SB pretty mcuh everytime except when i limped in with 10 10) those hands were AA AK and QQ maybe an AQ or KQ suited (i forgot) and everytime i raised i had some A10 or KQ call me and get destroyed when we both hit the flop well. Is this correct to play this tight on this level? And also is it ok for me to use my skill to outplay weaker opponents on lower limits. I use Brunsons way of winning many many small pots then being super aggressive on a huge pot. Its a winning formula. Also in reference to my judgement yesterday i had a kid simply call me on the flop( a medium bet) then we both chcecked ( i had a pair) on the river i checked and he overbet the pot by about 2.5x. I saw two spades on the flop and figured he was on a flush draw. So i called him with my pair of 4 and he had A high (sadly it wasnt a flush draw he was chasing it was a gutshot straight draw lol) was this a good call based on judgement or was i just lucky. Sorry for all the questions but u guys are super smart and good at poker I figure Id try to learn from better more experienced players. My name is Joseph and im 19 years old a beginner i consider myself but i study alot! Esp Super System. Thanks for your help guys!

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You will need to tighten up, calling preflop raises with low connected cards will eventually chip away at your bankroll.

Of course you always have to adapt to table conditions.

You may also get more repsonses if you go back and edit your post to make it easier to read. Having one large block of text is very hard to read, seperate it out a bit. The more people who read it the higher chance of getting more repsonse.

Generally though keep building your bankroll and move up slowly making sure you have adjusted to that level nicely.
 
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I don't think 125 bucks is sufficient enough a bankroll to move up to the 1/2 tables. A good rule of thumb is to have over 200 times the big bet of the table you want to play as a constant bankroll. So for a 1/2 table, 400 dollars is about right. You have to be careful due to variance. Another good rule of thumb is to never stay in a game when you're losing for more than 30 big bets, that information is from Howard Lederer who know a thing or 2 about poker. When you stay in a game losing like that, chasing lost money, you not only play tilted, but you potentially ruin your table image. Be wary of moving up too fast. All pros started somewhere, and there is no shame in grinding out a game at a low limit as long as you're a winner. You could have just as easily lost that same 40 dollars in the same amount of time or faster.
 
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Thanks for your help guys. I started using CheckYourBets and it helps me out alot. I started off really well today and my bankroll reached exactly $191.52 by playing on several .10/.25 NL tables at the same time for about 2 hours. I will take Diablo advice and stay on the lower limits until i reach the proper bankroll to support the upper limits. Do u guys recommend multiple tables? I find when i have 3-4 tables running I fold my crap alot more easily and let go of suited connectors and low pockets alot more frequently playing more premium hands and just playing solid and folding about 70% of the time (in 6 handed table). Thanks again for all ur help u helped me make almost 70$ today = )

Joseph
 
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In a typical like regular casino you have to be 21 to gamble but online they simply require a credit card or a debit card in my case. They do say u must be 18 to gamble online which is when i started to do it.
 
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Are you American? Because they will usually ask if you are of legal age to gamble where you reside and 18+. If so, do they not check your background info to ensure that you are of age?
 
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Yeah im American. I was pretty confident about the debit card thing but im kind of scared now I didnt know it was illegal. I figured if ur 18+ with credit card u can do it.
 
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For what it's worth, you're playing at a high level at low limits. I would continue to play at these tables until you reach about $300 or so since you have a feel for your opponents. My bankroll got crippled like this once, so don't move up too fast, your play is great. If it's not broke, don't fix it.
 
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