why move up when the action is relative? ● 2011-11-02
There I was playing like a demon raising in position having hands hold up ,being selective with my aggression breaking even at first and then beating the limit for at least 300 hands then the flips began to take over. We sit and play and then get challenged ,and although we are holding the goods and it is a positive EV play should we be risking 30 minutes to an hours worth of grinding on one hand? Technically yes. Beyond this and other issues we face in online poker is the idea of bankroll and moving up in limits .Playing 1c/2c there is action a plenty, play semi conscious and you should be looking at a profit times that by tables per hour etc etc.Then I look at moving up to say 5c/10c still a bit of gameplay and people willing to throw some money around and play some spots. We are talking full ring here so nitting it up is usually the option adopted by most players ,the way it works is they sit around waiting for 10's+ confident in the knowledge that eventually a player like myself will get frustrated and play back at them in the one hand they have chosen to play in the whole one hour session they've been at the table. Personally I can't seem to do this I feel like I am cheatingor kind of find it embarassing. So ok now thats settled , to re-cap 1c/2c there is stacks flying all over the place with average pots of 50- 60 big blinds , 5c/10c although slightly more civil and filled with players just hitting their stride and prematurely thinking of the pro circuit , pots of roughly 5 big blinds to 15 big blinds ,which brings us to the paradox I was trying to introduce this whole time 50c/$1 and $1/$2 full ring.The only time there is a pot played is when someone is all in preflop with aces or kings or AK ,so paying the blinds and the rake if you ever do win or even get to play a pot you're not actually playing any poker all you seem to be doing all day and night is waiting for a hand along with the rest of the table .Therefore relative to the return at the micro limits $1/$2 is less profitable than 1c/2c or 5c/10c ? To misquote quote Shakespeare "Is not my idea of moving upeth to maketh ones profit ,for why do we not remain in the slums of ye micros and be merry rather than venture into the ungodly world of the small stake and be wary of ones opponent nary playing ye hand" now if he knew this back in 2001 and not much has changed how does a full ring player survive? Full ring is for the birds 6max is the way to the topeth.
PS 300 hands is part of the sarc.
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