Hi guys, I'm struggling at 5NL on stars - my current win rate is about 1.65bb/100, which I think is pretty terrible for this level.
As you can see, I'm a nit, so I'm going to try and loosen up a bit so that my VPIP/PFR is at least 18/15. I think this would help improve my horrible Non-showdown Winnings line. Also, I think 3betting more will help me - particularly from the later positions.
Some concerns I have are that I find that a lot of people at 5NL on stars seem to be extremely aggressive when it comes to defending their blinds, and I'm frequently 3bet if I open raise a lot from the button. They'll then cbet aggressively at least the first two streets, so usually I either have to fold preflop, or prepare for an expensive post flop exchange, without really knowing where I stand.
Also, most people at this level on stars seem to cbet the flop and turn almost always (myself included, as you can see), which I find makes it hard to play post flop without the initiative. This means that I'm often reluctant to cold call from that later positions when I probably should be - this I think is largely responsible for my nitty stats. I think 3betting lighter than I currently do is a partial solution to this, but obviously I cannot do this too frequently.
Any advice would be massively appreciated!