I play both online and live. Although my results are not consistent I feel that I have a good grasp of the game and make good desicions overall. Play fairly solid throughout, initially in the early stages to accumulate chips.
I play live tournaments locally for buy ins ranging between £20-£50 and online for buyins of between $5-$40. I generally get into the money in online tournaments and make deep runs in live games with occasional cashes.
I would like to know from those who play similar levels how they adjust to the players you are up against. In my case this is what I deal with when playing live
- players limping from all positions. When you raise limpers call.
- on showdown they have limp called a raise with hands such as 83o,45o,k4 etc.
I find it is extermely hard in these cases to put players on a range.
- A cbet has no effect as said players will call with bottom/middle pair, flush, straight draws on every street in order to 'bingo' a card.
I know I should capitalise on big hands and charge players for draws and weaker pairs etc but really get fed up getting constantly out drawn.
One recent eg in a limped pot I limp with 55 hoping to trap or see a cheap flop. 4 callers including the blinds.
flop in 56J. SB leads out 800 into 1600 pot, BB calls, I raise to 2200 and button folds, SB & BB call. Turn is Q, blinds check and I bet 5k into 8k pot with 4K behind. SB tanks for2-3 mins and eventually calls, BB folds.
River is a 2, and he shoves and I call my remaining 4k.......he tables 34off.
Was this bad play on my part or what?
This type of thing goes on all the time so how do you adjust and what style of play can you adopt in these cases?
Tighten up, play premium hands or high suited connectors, only get involved in hands where you are likely to be a huge favorite. Avoid betting top pairs, wait for 2pair or better before betting if more than 1 in the hand.
Your basically not running very well at the minute you cant have played the 55 hand any better he just got there.. you want him to call down with 34o he is going to miss more, just keep grinding and adjusting to the table you know what you need to do.