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    Default getting fed up with micros Donkey Bingo

    ...deleted was trigged but am better now
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    thats poker. it gets harder as you move up too. you need to learn some moves of your own instead of just playing your cards
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    edit . deleted not worth the rant
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    Sorry to hear you had a stressful session.
    Try to keep your blood pumping when you feel yourself start to become stressed. It helps me to sit out an orbit and do some jumping jacks or anything to increase my heartrate for a minute.

    It serves 2 purposes.
    1) it puts a hard break in my brain to focus on something not-poker for even an instant. Just changing the subject and coming back to it helps me keep my mood in persepective.
    2) The brain runs on Oxygen (and other nutrients, but mostly O2). Increasing blood flow can help clear the cobwebs from the mind as the invigoration of O2 can alleviate mental stresses.


    Not sure what you said, but you just got poker advice from gabe. Nice.
    Just an FYI, gabe is a "real" poker player, not some scrub like me and ong who scrapes out a hobby playing the micros.
    You can find any pattern you want to any level of precision you want, if you're prepared to ignore enough data.
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    I basically said micros are donkey bingo , I respect everyone’s opinion but NL 2 is a circus , people simply don’t care about their stacks and I think they can be more difficult to play than higher stakes because they play so dumb Putting villains on a range can be a joke. The higher you get the more skilled the opponents will be for the most part and I’m sure a lot more of them will be playing the game correctly
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    Not sure what you said, but you just got poker advice from gabe. Nice.
    Just an FYI, gabe is a "real" poker player, not some scrub like me and ong who scrapes out a hobby playing the micros.[/QUOTE]

    Don't be so hard on yourselves you guys are not scrubs , everybody in poker does what they can, some people have jobs and can't take poker as seriously as they want or don't have the time also everybody learns and improves in different speeds .


    "thats poker. it gets harder as you move up too. you need to learn some moves of your own instead of just playing your cards"

    Thats almost half the problem you are almost hurting yourself if you try to do much besides play your own cards at micros, villains only see their cards and many just call call call , bluffs don't work most of the time and when villain does check-raise sometimes they are actually bluffing with nothing I have called bluffs that I thought had me beat to find out it was J high . These villains ranges/line of play are very inconsistent with their hole cards and it can be dangerous for your bankroll . An unpredicatable villain who doesnt care about losing his stack at any given moment on a bluff can be difficult player to play against.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonkeyBets View Post
    I basically said micros are donkey bingo , I respect everyone’s opinion but NL 2 is a circus , people simply don’t care about their stacks and I think they can be more difficult to play than higher stakes because they play so dumb Putting villains on a range can be a joke. The higher you get the more skilled the opponents will be for the most part and I’m sure a lot more of them will be playing the game correctly
    No poker players journey would be complete without this kind of rant. Get it out of your system and then get back to working out how to improve your game. Theres an old piss take on another forum where the standard response is "move up to where they respect your raises". Its a nod to every players rant about how it would be easier to beat higher stakes. But it really isn't. Better players are mixing in a more appropriate number of bluffs, sizing bets that make it harder for you to defend often enough, check calling some hands, bluffing on boards that hit their range better than yours, etc. So while a drunk micro player might play crazy, it's pretty quick to work out and you can adjust accordingly.

    It's also fine to get bluffed sometimes. I remember a while back getting pissed off with a player 3betting the button vs my CO opens and folding a few times when I had the raise/fold part of my range. Then i realised villain was lucky each time that i had the raise/fold part of my range, but my CO range is balance enough to have the right mix of 4bet calls, 4bet folds and raise/calls. Likewise if somebody is mashing pot on every street. If you're calling down with an appropriate frequency and range, you'll come out ahead.

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