GL yay imo you should post some hands/spots you think are interesting or you want opinions on. Great job so far, following.
Originally Posted by hndrk
What would you say the importance of hand reading is in these; is it impossible to beat these if you can't put your opponent on a hand? Can you play a standard automated strategy and be profitable vs most opponents? Do you play somewhat conservative to begin with in order to find out your opponent general style? First hand I find myself barreling-off on a board that hits my opening-range, then find out my opponent is a clueless calling-station and called me down with bottompnk.
Handreading is extremely important above $7s or so I think. Obviously you start matches playing a pretty standard strategy, but a "standard strategy" (like any strategy) involves handreading.
To start matches I don't recommend playing very conservative -- take max value lines and be ready to see some super aggressive play from some people the first few hands. But in a game this fast and this shallow you can't really afford to cost yourself value because edges are so small. That doesn't mean you should barrel off stupidly, but if you see a great barrel spot early in a match you should still probably take it.
The one caveat is that at micros (anything $7s and below and maybe $15s) villains are prone to doing a lot of spewy random **** so your "standard strategy" should be less aggressive and you should be slightly more cally. Just my opinion.
I agree with yay that at 15s the regs get slightly better but the fish still all suck, at 30s the regs are decent and the fish get a bit better, and at 60s the regs are relatively solid and the fish get a bit better again.