February 10, 2011
... you think you're going to be awesome at it until you try it out.
In case you didn't know, live poker is really easy for anyone with a brain. Having a brain, poker seemed like a good idea 4 years ago. Still playing regularly I decided to quit the wiffle stakes of live poker to try to learn the harder version... and it's killing my life.
Adjusting to these nitty uNL players is turning out to be a lot harder than I thought and I really cannot figure out why. Maybe its because I've only played 2k hands and I'm just the next guy waiting to turn my limited first deposit of $300 into enough money to donk off and become a sensation, or maybe it's just that with stats of 38/31/10 I'm about as skilled as Alan Meltzer and should just give up on life right now...
Honestly though, when you're used to winning at 200nl live, losing at all at 10NL sucks donkey dick so I'm doing this blog to get a dialog going about my play and try to improve through you other DC members. Realistically, it should just help curve my feelings about how bad I used to be when I read this crap in 6+months.
First question for you crazy kids to get some form of constructive response hopefully:
How do you construct your preflop range from each position to develop the overall key stats to build off of when starting out in the micros?