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Is there much of a skill difference between $1.50 HUSNGs and $3.50 HUSNGs - Thu Aug 22, 2013, 11:08 PM
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I usually play $1.50 turbo HUSNGs at which I've made $78 in ~110 hours. I've tried playing $3.50 turbo HUSNGs and I've lost $17 in 3 hours.

Firstly, what does my profit rate at $1.50 sound like?

And, more importantly, is there much of a skill difference between the 2 levels? Should I keep going at $3.50 or drop back down? Is it more likely that I've had bad luck or that I can't beat $3.50? Obviously i'd like to move up to it at some point but my bank roll is only at about $80

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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 02:05 AM
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There is definitely.
The main difference is the 3bet, which at the 1.5$ ones you encounter very rarely.
But as the stakes go higher players become more aggressive and 3bet-4bet wider.
I am not saying that there won't be any bad players at the 3.5$, because there will be, but they probably won't be as bad as the 1.5$ ones.
You should definitely try some more 3.5$ games to see how you are doing at that level (more games=less variance) and if it's not successful get back to the 1.5$.

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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 06:33 AM
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Thank you very much. I'll try it some more then and bear that in mind.
 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Chipumpet View Post
I usually play $1.50 turbo HUSNGs at which I've made $78 in ~110 hours. I've tried playing $3.50 turbo HUSNGs and I've lost $17 in 3 hours.

Firstly, what does my profit rate at $1.50 sound like?

And, more importantly, is there much of a skill difference between the 2 levels? Should I keep going at $3.50 or drop back down? Is it more likely that I've had bad luck or that I can't beat $3.50? Obviously i'd like to move up to it at some point but my bank roll is only at about $80

Thanks
Hi,

Very nice profit throughout that sample size! Appears you are crushing the games! It's hard to tell what your win rate is, as no exact sample size was given..but it's more than possible to have a 10%+ ROI throughout 500 to 1000 games at the $1.50 heads up sit n go's. Do not be discouraged about losing $17 at the $3.50 heads up sit n go's, that's about 5 buy ins total and those type of swings are super standard.


There is a huge gap in skill sets from the micro level to the low stakes level and not so much from the $1.50 to $3.50 stakes. Since you are playing $3.50 husngs and one level shy of $7 husngs (low stakes), I'd suggest that you focus on balance..in terms of bet sizing, 3 betting, check raising, open X% of hands from SB and defend X% from BB..there is so much more to elaborate on about what adjustments you will have to make that it would make my post rather lengthy!

Typically there is no need to worry about balance at the micros, as the level of play is not on par. But getting comfortable doing so now..will help your game out tremendously, increase your overall ROI and you'll be prepared for low stakes+.


A good rule of thumb, have anywhere from 30 to 50 buy-ins for any level (I'd prefer more, as I like to have a cushion)..if you drop below your required amount for that level..move down and rebuild.


If ever you encounter a troublesome hand or a spot that you where unsure of..post a hand replay for analysis and I'll help you out. Although I'd much rather prefer session reviews via voice call/hand replayer, it would be much easier to help with making adjustments to your game or suggesting alternative lines.

Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer.




Hope this helps.


Good luck and good decisions,
CannonLee



Quintuple Bracelet Winner

 
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Sun Oct 06, 2013, 12:28 AM
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I like cannons answer. I think also pretty much the types o players. Maybe the shootouts and 3.50pound games have same regulars who are ok and some who taht are good. But the skill in the avg Field is the same as 1.50.
 

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