I know exactly what you are talking about. I stopped to play everything under 5 $. It's just not worth the time. I strongely suggest to save a little money (even if you have to flip burgers) and start grinding the "bigger" stakes. You definetly seem to have the needed skills but you can play like forever if you run bad in these micro mega field donkaments.
Yeah I'm pretty much playing mainly 45man these days, as the variance is super low and you don't get into these "I don't want to make mistakes in lategame" spots, where you may play suboptimally because 1st place is always just a part of your BR and not like 5x your whole roll.
Still don't know how I ever may save up 600$ for playing 2.5$/180 and 3.5$/45
need to keep it part-time or I can't study anymore.
Got 30th out of 1,5k this morning in a 0.5$ ,where I was 2/40 at one time, when some aggro dude opened 3bb almost every time and bet 70% on the flop the one time he got called. He folded river on a non-broadway board for a big amount of his stack. but he kept stealing and people would let him, giving him a stack again. I didn't want to 3bet K3s and 8high into him so I'd let him pass. He opens up for the 6th time or something, this time in UTG+2, I flat w QJs in MP and board comes xxT,
he cbets his standard size, I snap shove and he shows Kings. bad timing. Badly crippled I lost another AT shortshove to A5 and that was it. GG.
other than that I donked away 10$ by playing <1$ satellites on my smartphone. I feel like I can not calculate my M on this screen and always push wrong ranges. Next time I bring a calculator to the playground T_T
5 x 1.5$ 45man turbo - got 1st and 2nd
4x 3.5$ 45man turbo - got 8th and 9th , pretty bad spots. was 2nd w 9 left and got it in w 99 on 78Tx vs JJ despite him being way too agressive for my shove. the other one was a LP limp with me completing SB behind w Q7s, flop comes Qxx, i bet turn, BB raises w Q6o, LP folds and I shove while he spikes his 6 otr. so it might even be a positive session if I had the concentration to fold the 9s here.
5x 0.5$ 90-360man turbo - got 5th in the 90man
still running a 1$ 180man, those games take 4 hours for 50$ up top ... 7/26 right now after my internet was lost from when I was 2/33
I had to work at the soccer stadium today, but they cancelled our shifts, so I'm left with playing poker while the kids are running around. Break even it is :/
Last edited by Uhrenknecht; 10-17-2015 at 08:34 AM.
0.5$ 45/90/180/360man turbo: 13% ROI in 1807 games
1$ 45/180man reg and 90man turbo: -7% in 415 games
1.5$ KO 90man reg: -40% ROI in 21 games
1.5$ 45man turbo: 33% ROI in 266 games
2.5$ 90man reg and 180man turbo: -44% ROI in 73 games
3.5$ 45man reg and turbo: -23% in 59 games
Ah, the irony.
Wanted to step up my theoretical and university game, watching poker and math videos.
Installed soundcard, everything's fine. Update the driver, sound's off - ok, maybe we need to restart.
and there it is, the eternal "Windows is getting started" logo while the pc hangs in the classpnp.sys
Made 42th in the 1200 man 2$ Hyper 6max. Was 1st and 4th lately and 3bet 88 into a AA 4x openraise
Played one table and stole so utter many pots.
Also I got like 140th before in the 5$ hyper after I swiftly build my stack to 20k but busted w KK v TT - my old nemesis, lol.
One tabling is a complete different game than 24 tabling..
@jin: yeah, I let them run "in the background" while playing 45man, the worst part is when you busted everything else and this little 1$ thingie, that's below your BR guidelines takes up 2 more hours of time