Monday, January 14, 2008

Progress...

Starting Balance 363.80

I didn't play too much, but I won a sit and go tournament and made a little money playing $1/$2 stud hi/lo. I am not necesarrily sure it is the best idea to play at that level (I normally play $.50/$1), but I am so tired of the regulars at the fitty cent level that I needed to see what the next level was like. It was a good night, but I am going to remain skeptical about whether or not it is something I should be doing on a regular basis until my bankroll gets a smidgen bigger.

Obviously, I am not working with a ton of funds here. I read a lot of sites, like Pokerroad, Two Plus Two, etc, but advice from notable sources always seems to be geared for bigger stakes than I am comfortable playing. I need to read more of the microstakes forums I suppose, but I have a hard time believing that someone has come up with some great strategy to deal with the hordes of people who either a) have no idea how to play the game or b) don't care because, "it is only five dollars". I hate the way I have to play at this level. Reraising ridiculous amounts of money, knowing there is no pricing out, overvaluing marginal hands like AJ or KQ, but it seems like the only way to play at this level. Unless people know something I don't......

2 comments:

SitNGoTraining.com said...

Good for you for having caution about moving to higher levels. If you are just playing for the enjoyment of it, there is not need to move up if you don't want to. if you want to stay at the current level but are tired of playing with the same players, try joining another site. However, if you want to move up, adopt some bankroll rules before making the jump. Without proper bankroll management, you will give back your earnings.

Jess said...

Thanks for the advice and the visit. I am trying to eventually play for more than just fun and supplement my income, so now I am transitioning up limits by occasionally playing one higher limit table and one at my current level.