Originally Posted by masaraksh
I have no doubt that I have endless leaks both pre & post flop.
- Pre-flop, I imagine flatting raises in position is just not as good online as live. In live games you can flat more without really fearing being squeezed all that often (even in a 10/20 game with a greater amount of competent villains squeezing is just not as prevalent)
- Also, I probably would be really bad at playing 3bet pots... 3betting is clearly rampant online but in live 3betting ranges are generally much tighter, frequency is lower, and its completely unbalanced
- another leak I feel will make me bleed is bet/folding too much (its a phenomenal line against loose-passive fish in live games, but probably the wrong approach against many online).
- i likely c-bet too much
- i probably don't 3barrel enough
- i'm probably not that great at reacting to raises post flop (once again since live games are more passive)
Any other ideas about where I might bleed and what I'd need to work on?
(as for pre-flop, i should play a lot tighter in Full-Ring online, right?)
The reason I post this is that I've been playing a lot more lately (live obv), doing great, but its gotten to the point where I feel like I'm not getting any better as a player. In between hands I'm also thinking a lot about "what if?s". Stuff like "what if he C/R's me there?" or "what if he raises here?"... Fortunately for me, the fish just keep calling and mucking.
start at 50NL, develop and stick to a plan of moving up where everytime you win X buyins you spend say 1/2 of that to move up where if you lost that, drop down and make that back and move up again, take notes of opponent tendencies each time and reevaluate periodically to adjust to the higher level etc.
constantly evaluate various stats etc in tracking software to constantly plug leaks also.