I played a 7 hour session last night at the casino and I am concerned that I may have a bet sizing leak in my game. I am not sure tho
In $1/$2 live games you see a lot of crazy stuff happening. Things like 8-9x preflop raises or overbetting the size of the pot when making a c-bet
I see this all day everyday each and everytime that I goto the casino. I have always thought it to just be bad plays being made by bad players
So I subscribed to deuce plays premium as well as purchased several poker books to see what the 'experts' had to say about this. Bart says that most live players are clueless when it comes to pot size. That's why they make these crazy overbets. It's a situation of where you are way ahead or way behind and these large overbets are just throwing money away because you will always fold out the hands you beat but only get called by hands that have you crushed
Armed with this information, I hit the tables for the past month and have tried to play 'good proper poker' with correct bet and raise sizes and it just doesn't seem to work in $1/$2 live
For example, when I c-bet $10 into the $10 pot the guy who called and sucked out on me told me that I only made it $10 so he HAD to call with his gutshot. How much more should I have made it besides a full pot sized bet? I don't get his logic
So last night I played pretty passively and just wanted to sit and watch what everyone was doing because I really want to figure out how to win at this game
There was one older guy who was sitting with over $1,000 bucks and all I ever saw him do was play ABC simple poker. If he hit he bet. If he missed he folded. All night long. He even said out loud several times that everyone should be aware that he only plays the nuts. And it was true. Flop is 9 10 Q...well, he was indeed showing down KJ at the river
But there were 2-3 players with huge stacks that seemed to be very lagg players.
This chick would do stuff like c-bet $35 into a $20 pot and actually get 2 callers! WTF?
I also saw her make a turn shove of $200+ into a $100 pot.
There was another guy doing the same thing. I guess I don't get it? Everything in the books and podcasts say that this is donkey poker and that they are playing wrong.
I am also seeing a whole lot of $17 preflop raises. Why so much?
There was one hand when I had QQ on the button and only one player limped, so I made it $12. When the hand was over the guy looked at me and said he knew I had QQ. I asked him how and he said because I did not raise it enough preflop to be KK or AA? I guess that Im lost to his logic?
Is $1/$2 live different or something? Is it an exception from the rules of proper poker?
Can someone help me understand?
Am I playing way too passively in $1/$2? Are my bet sizes too small? Is this why I can't get paid with my big hands and usually only win small pots or lose big ones when my hands get cracked?