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Few questions for people who grind $0.80- $5.00 cash tables

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  • Few questions for people who grind $0.80- $5.00 cash tables

    1. How many tables do you usually play?
    2. How long are your sessions?
    3. How many hands do you play during your session?
    Also would appreciate any kind of tips grinding microstakes.

  • #2
    I'm assuming you mean the regular cash game 2NL tables.

    Playing at those tables I usually sit at 8 tables whether 6 max or full ring. I find this keeps me occupied and although I need to make decisions quickly I rarely feel rushed.

    I don't have a st target for how long my sessions last, I generally quit quite quickly if I get ahead by a few Buy-ins, if I am down early in a session I tend to try and grind my way back to profit. I nominally aim for Silverstar each month and those sessions are where I pick up VPP's while attempting to grind back. It's a strategy that has inherent risks but I play within my bankroll.

    I'd guess that my average session is about 1500 hands. My biggest was 5900+ and smallest a few hundred.

    My tip for the micros would be:

    #1) don't bluff apart from to cbet

    #2) don't slowplay. Value bet value bet value bet when you have or are likely to have the best hand.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bhoylegend View Post
      My tip for the micros would be: #1) don't bluff apart from to cbet #2) don't slowplay. Value bet value bet value bet when you have or are likely to have the best hand.
      +1umbup: I'll add a #3) Don't pay off on the river. Big bets are mostly for value, so don't pay them off. John (JWK24)
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      6 Time Bracelet Winner


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      • #4
        Play as many tables that keeps you focused (ie not browsing the web or watching tv shows), but not rushed.

        I find 6 to be best if i'm playing some shorthanded tables (ie some HU), or up to 9 if all the tables are full.
        Last edited by birdayy; Fri Feb 14, 2014, 05:36 AM.

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        • #5
          I am not a grinder, but when I feel like playing cash games, I often open 10 to 12 NL FR tables and play them stacked. I have hot keys to move tables in and out of the stack.
          I color code villains as soon as I have enough hands on them and as soon as I have a table where all play relatively decent, I close it. when the number of tables reduces enough that I have time to spend between hands, I open some more. After a short while I usually have a few juicy tables going and I allow my number of tables to reduce to concentrate on these.

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          • #6
            Hi, if you are focusing on learning, rather than grinding a level that you comfortably beat already, then I suggest playing one or two tables. No more than four. Give them your full focus and take notes on every hand. That means the ones you are not in as well.

            I play roughly hour sessions. If Im playing longer, I still take a break each our.

            GL and have fun at the tables!

            Roland GTX

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Roland GTX View Post
              Hi, if you are focusing on learning, rather than grinding a level that you comfortably beat already, then I suggest playing one or two tables. No more than four. Give them your full focus and take notes on every hand. That means the ones you are not in as well.
              ye I should do more of that.

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              • #8
                I used to play 6 FR 2NL tables but a couple a month ago I started playing Zoom. Now I'm currently playing 4 FR Zoom tables. Usually my sessions go from 1-2 hours getting 1000-2000 hands per session. On the microstakes you should play very straight forward, don't try many fancy plays, get use to fold a lot. If you have a tracking software it'll be easier to keep track on your opponents. Best of lucks and gl on the tables!

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                • #9
                  Okay so I added all of this to my game, completely removed my 'slow plays' and I bet / re-raise more often when I feel I have the best hand. As well as started taking notes of other players which helped a lot, made few profitable calls in tough spots. Started few days ago with 10$ wanted to see how much I can boost it and now it's 25$-ish, though I didn't really had long sessions. Played 500 hands today, did one mistake overplaying AJ and had one bad beat with AK vs K5, anyways most fun session I had in a long time.
                  Also asked canadian player if he owns a pet moose and he said he had to let it go, because it costs too much to feed it, so yeah.
                  Last edited by herrpderrp; Fri Feb 14, 2014, 11:31 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by herrpderrp View Post
                    Also asked canadian player if he owns a pet moose and he said he had to let it go, because it costs too much to feed it, so yeah.
                    i lol'd.

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