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Micro Stakes vs Higher Stakes - Quality of Game - Wed Jul 20, 2011, 03:06 AM
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Just interested in the opinion of people about playing micro stakes games to develop better poker skills or is this counter productive because a lot of players at this level really don't know how to play? If this is so, where is the right level to play cash games to improve without getting crushed. Any advice welcomed
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 03:29 AM
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It really depends how much effort you want to put into your game.
When you think you are doing enough you arent,there is always some one doing 10x more.
I know guys that study their hand histories as much as they play.
That said I think most of us could skip 2NL and 5NL depending on how much money you have.
2nl teaches patience,5nl teaches position and 10nl teaches you to 3bet and float just a little bit.
25NL is to high for most peope starting out,bit of a jump from 10nl to 25nl.

As for tourneys I would strongly suggest binking a few micro tourneys before moving up.
Its ok to play lower limit but nothing higher as a beginner. The difference in play is to much.
You smell of dead money to any reg that sees you nitting up in the wrong spots.

As for your question on learning poker,I think the biggest problem with your question is you are seeing skill and putting a limit on it. Skill comes from what you do away from the table.
Posting hands in forums,networking with other players,joining study groups and most important
reviewing you hand histories. You can learn something from every player you come across and if you find yourself wondering what you can learn from a donk,you are not watching hard enough.
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 03:51 AM
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It really depends how much effort you want to put into your game.
When you think you are doing enough you arent,there is always some one doing 10x more.
I know guys that study their hand histories as much as they play.
That said I think most of us could skip 2NL and 5NL depending on how much money you have.
2nl teaches patience,5nl teaches position and 10nl teaches you to 3bet and float just a little bit.
25NL is to high for most peope starting out,bit of a jump from 10nl to 25nl.

As for tourneys I would strongly suggest binking a few micro tourneys before moving up.
Its ok to play lower limit but nothing higher as a beginner. The difference in play is to much.
You smell of dead money to any reg that sees you nitting up in the wrong spots.

As for your question on learning poker,I think the biggest problem with your question is you are seeing skill and putting a limit on it. Skill comes from what you do away from the table.
Posting hands in forums,networking with other players,joining study groups and most important
reviewing you hand histories. You can learn something from every player you come across and if you find yourself wondering what you can learn from a donk,you are not watching hard enough.

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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 04:13 AM
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Thanks for the response. I agree with what you have said. In relation to learning I have only just registered on here today after playing PS for a while online so think this will be a useful resource just to reinforce and hopefully get some of the principles to sink in. Interested on your thoughs on SnG's as opposed to tournaments?
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 09:02 AM
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It really depends how much effort you want to put into your game.
When you think you are doing enough you arent,there is always some one doing 10x more.
I know guys that study their hand histories as much as they play.
That said I think most of us could skip 2NL and 5NL depending on how much money you have.
2nl teaches patience,5nl teaches position and 10nl teaches you to 3bet and float just a little bit.
25NL is to high for most peope starting out,bit of a jump from 10nl to 25nl.

As for tourneys I would strongly suggest binking a few micro tourneys before moving up.
Its ok to play lower limit but nothing higher as a beginner. The difference in play is to much.
You smell of dead money to any reg that sees you nitting up in the wrong spots.

As for your question on learning poker,I think the biggest problem with your question is you are seeing skill and putting a limit on it. Skill comes from what you do away from the table.
Posting hands in forums,networking with other players,joining study groups and most important
reviewing you hand histories. You can learn something from every player you come across and if you find yourself wondering what you can learn from a donk,you are not watching hard enough.
LOL you sound like you're a high stakes grinder and you can't even beat the micros..
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 09:17 AM
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LOL you sound like you're a high stakes grinder and you can't even beat the micros..
And what have you beaten? besides the obvious??
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 09:55 AM
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And what have you beaten? besides the obvious??
"Nelson Laugh" HAHA!
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 04:16 PM
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And what have you beaten? besides the obvious??
Lol..... do you at least know something about me? No, so shh donk
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Well I know you have 33 posts, and have insulted people in around 32 of them.... so that is all we know about you... Do you know anything about Iseecookies? doubt it highly... All we know is that you have some good advice, but act the dick perfectly Call me a donk I could care less, but when you attack well respected people here you will get called out
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 07:19 PM
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Well I know you have 33 posts, and have insulted people in around 32 of them.... so that is all we know about you... Do you know anything about Iseecookies? doubt it highly... All we know is that you have some good advice, but act the dick perfectly Call me a donk I could care less, but when you attack well respected people here you will get called out
Remind you of anyone?

And I second the advice of the Cookie Monster.
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Lol..... do you at least know something about me? No, so shh donk
I will give you credit you did manage to look me up before you posted.
So I returned the favor,guess we both know where that leaves things.
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 11:20 PM
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do not shoot the hen that laid the golden egg hahhahaa
 

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