First, when there are more than 400 ppl. approx., the game becomes very high varience (in my opinion) and my strategy is a bit different, then when there are less people playing zoom.


I think, when there are less than 400ppl., they play very tight and basicly the strategy is to bluff really alot in specific spots without much of a reason other than that people almost always fold there. I donk bet a very high % of the time on any board simply because I get alot of folds, but with any resistance I give up no matter what and sometimes bet one more time on river if there is no action on turn and that works a fair amount of time.

That is the major difference in my opinion between when there are alot of people and when there are fewer people playing; people are extremely tight almost always in smaller player pools and in larger pools there are alot of very different players and therefore the strategy there I think is to try to get payed off when I get monster hands but be very carefull when I have a good hand because I could get totally owned if I overplay my good hands. However with smaller pools, I will almost never get it all in with monster hand, becuase people are too tight, and my strategy is to win alot of smaller pots and give up if I get any resistance.


Having said all that, my basic strategy (in 400ppl. or less player pools) is to bet on botton or cut off any suited cards, any one gap connected cards, A10+, any pair. That is the botton play, because there is a huge fold equity if no one has put in a bet yet and if blinds happen to call I would have a somewhat playable hand that could catch a straight or flush. If someone raises I insta-fold unless they min-bet and gave me enormosly great prize to call. 

On the UTG and UTG+1 position my strategy is to play AQ+ but not AJ because AJ could be dominated by AQ & AK, any pair and suited connecters but not suited semi-connectors and not unsuited connectors because I feel there is still alot of fold equity and good chance of taking the blinds and proffiting but if called I could make c-bet and give up but also have a chance of catching something, but have a stronger chance with tighter range then with looser draw-hand-range.

In Blinds I feel there is value in doing resteeling; with hand selection same as botton (very wide range) (this is horrible idea in my opinion in large player pool but good idea in smaller pools because of how different the gameplay is [smaller pools = very tigh; larger pools = very high varience/very different people]).


Basicly the important thing I guess is that when the player pool is large my strategy is to get payed off with monster hands ; that is with straight, set, flush; but also if I have KK, AA then get the pot very big preflop so that if my oponent is drawing he will have to pay very big and lose alot in the long run. But still be very carefull if I have an overpair do not put all my money in, and if I have QQ then be very ready to throw that hand away in fear of my oponent having AA.

However in smaller player pools I would almost never get payed off when I have a monster and I just try to simply bluff and also just win small pots with good hands, I usually have very steady slow winrate with smaller player pools and very hard time with extreme swings at larger player pools; The player pool size changes with time of the day.


Last thing is bet sizing; when I'm first in a hand I like to bet 3x because if I bet less, there is a good chance my oponent will feel I'm stealing and he may read me extremely weak throughout the entire hand or the opposite, I feel betting may through off my oponent and myself with all the leveling that is going on psychologicly. However betting more than 3x (e.g.4x) may completely scare my oponent off way too often because basicly everybody bets big with big hands in zoom and everyone knows that and it's just stupid to bet big with big hand and betting big with bad hand I do not like because then my pot odds are not so great for making positive bluff equity expected value.

When I raise someone I like to look at the total pot and double that (e.g. villain bet 4c, the total pot = 4+3=7; I raise 14c) I do that because my raise is not enormous and not small and my oponent is completely blind as to any indication of my hand strength and my pot odds are very nice as well I bet 2 to 1 which means if oponent folds 3 times or more in this situation then I make profit bluffing in this situation.

After the flop, my bet sizing strategy is simple; if the pot is already big then I simply bet half the pot and if the pot is small I bet 75% of the pot. Betting 75% of the pot is profitable if oponent folds more than about 40% of the time. If I bet less my oponent may read me as weak and also my oponent will have great pot odds to call with almost any hand and I will never know if my oponent is going to bluff or not after I appeared weak from my weak small bet.

I do not ever diviate from this bet sizing strategy, I feel that it confuses my oponent in such a way that they are completely clueless about my hand; but it doesn't confuse things for myself (I'm not going to think that my bet sizing might have led my oponent to reraise me for example)


That's my basic strategy, what are other peoples strategy and what do people think I'm doing wrong?