Originally Posted by C Bids
Can someone who has been playing recently tell me how many micro stake(.25-.5 and below) games are going?
They are extremely fishy.
There aren't that many of them, and at times you will have to play 6-max instead of full ring.
I'm starting to realize how oppressive the rake is. You get some of it back through rakeback but it's 40 cents a hand at 50c/1 and 20 cents a hand at 25c/50c, which is twice as much as Stars averaged. Minus the 35 percent you get back in rakeback, it's 26 and 13 versus 20 and 10 at Stars. 6 cents a hand at 50c/1 is $6 per 100 hands, or 6BB/100.
I'm not sure that the micro stakes limit games on Merge are beatable long term.