people say to play tight / agressive on micro limits and i have tried that it seems to be a very slow process with all the multiway pots
would it be correct to play connectors and 1 gap connectors on micro NL holdem tables wtih huge implied odds since people do not fold an overpair or top pair very easy?
I have tried both styles today.. i played 5 hours 8 tabling on .05/.10 NL and ended up only making a few bucks then i played for about hour 30 minutes 8 tabling .05/.10 playing a loose style and i made $43 would you consider that just short term luck and should stick to tight / agresive or continue to play connectors and other hands if ican see a cheap flop?
I play the micro limits, but rarely the cash games. But, at these limits, the goal isn't neccessarily to get your opponent to fold. The suited connectors, you want to keep it as cheap as possible before the flop. Then, if you have position, place a bet out there, you can probably get a check on the turn. The idea is to make a killing when your cards come in, not to make people fold to the draw.
Also, I think you have to play how you feel comfortable playing. Just like at any level, you really have to be able to switch gears effectively to crush opponents. That being said, your main style should be one your comfortable with. Personally, I like playing a tighter style. I find it easier if I have to prove a reason to play a hand to myself, I'm less likely (though, by no means immune) to losing way too many chips in a hand that I shouldn't have been in). You have to be more careful when your loose.
I think another argument many players use for playing tight in micro cash games is that, the players are often unobservant. So, you can get away waiting for those premium hands (A-A, K-K, A-K, a few others) that show up maybe once ever 50+ hands. Then, when you bet with these, your at a huge advantage, and you'll still get action. If you play only 1 out of 50 hands at higher limits, it'll be an autofold for everyone and you'll lose money long term.
I joined cardrunners and started playing .10/.25 NL and have seen great results with a LAG style even at these low limits. You must get comfortable with post flop play though and be willing to fire bullets with nothing when the situation dictates. Also, the key is definitely to be much tighter out of position and looser in position. Good luck to you. I think both styles will work fine in the long run at these levels if playe correctly but the LAG style will result in greater swings/variance, hence your big 43 score. I got stacked twice and then stacked other people twice in about 5 minutes playing LAG 6-max yesterday so just manage that BR and you will be good to go.
BTW: I don't really like limping with sooooooooooted connectors and stuff but raising unopened or some limped pots in position with them is +EV IMO if you can outplay your opponents. Limping will put you in more difficult situations in multiway pots with no clue what your opponents have.
I have played the microlimits for awhile. I have moved to 6max tables and sooted connectors and gappers are good while in position and if yoiu can see a cheap flop. You want to do this if there are numeroud multiway flops. I can say, that there are some players who like to call raise with connetors and gappers because the implied odds are there to bust your opponent should you hit your hand.
I have been running well in Micro MTT's in the last 2 weeks.
100+ but ITM 6 times
6 time out of the money
all with fields of 700 or more
1st Hour and a half--
Pre flop- 1st to act 4-5x BB raise
limpers ahead of you 9-10x BB raise (usualy will take you down to 1 0r 2 players)
Flop- Premium Hand and hit hard- 1/2 to 3/4 pot bet wont keep them around. 1/3 pot bet will
even with middle pair
- dont hit- continuation bet 3/4 of the time and they are gone especially when heads up
Set mine because you will get paid off, most of these players cant lay down top pair, especially an ace or ace x. I dont play many suited connectors unless I am 1st to enter the pot then enter with a raise.
After the 1st hour and a half, you can loosen up some and steal pots. Most of these players are just happy making it ITM and will tighten up and only play premium A+ hands. Free money.
I changed from playing loose and aggressive about two weeks ago to tight and aggressive and have had really good success.
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