yeah, i'm just gonna cross post this.
im convinced that low stakes poker is impossible to beat. You can't "beat" a game where everyone calls everything no matter what they hold. its just unbeatable period no matter what you say
Yes you can.
From the few posts i read OP you kinda sound like me when i first joined DC. By that i mean ONLY and i repeat ONLY in that i thought i knew more about poker than actually did. I had read 4-5 books. You know the old 2plus2 books (which btw was all there was when i first started), I was good at sng's, tourneys, crushing micro stakes/small stakes on party and even running the occasional money up at 1000nl. One night i had even played two tourneys for the fist time ever live against random people at this bar and out of roughly 60 people each tourney, i won both. Everyone including myself was shocked. It was crazy awesome. Man, i knew how to play poker. i wasn't stupid just like you and i was already winning.
You know what happened when i found DC? I originally signed up to learn a few tricks to help me make some more money. I mean how freaking complicated can poker be?? I got into a couple of arguments over situations with players who looking back now, clearly had more experience than me and was told i was wrong. I started to be like wtf?? I thought i knew poker?? Why am i so wrong or not getting it??
I started to figure out it wasn't just about learning a few tricks to make money. it was much deeper than that. I then decided to start at the beginning with all of the beginner video's and move up from there. Really build a solid foundation of knowledge. When i got to 50nl i hired a coach and he not only helped me learn how to think about poker, but also got me into participating in the hand history forum. Over this time i fully immersed myself in poker 24/7 for over a year. I was at work all day and secretly on the hand history forum doing hand historys all day. Haha if they ever checked the internet logs, they would be pissed that 90% of my time was on there. Good thing that job sucked and i moved on to bigger and better things. anway, I improved my game a ton and found out i didn't know what i didn't know. I went from 25nl to 200nl 6max in about a year which would have been back in 2009. Sure, other players have obv done far better than my results, but not bad for playing part time with a full time 8 - 5 job. it's not as easy mental wise as you might think.
You know what i kept thinking to myself while i was immersing myself in poker? Even with the success i already had, just wow, i had no freaking clue how to play poker. So glad i did this. My point is, you have no clue how deep this rabbit hole goes and it's very apparent.
From what i've read, you aren't looking at the big picture. Saying stuff like "3/6 limit game and that is a joke and a half. it is literally impossible to make money at 3/6 unless you catch a ton of cards. in order to play no limit live poker I need a few hundred bucks and I dont have that." isn't the correct mindset to have at all. Its far from a professional mindset. Poker is about the long term. It's not about going out gambling trying to turn that $300 into $1000. It's about playing solid poker and over the long run winning more than you lose. Making less mistakes than your opponents. You think some players get more lucky and that's why they win? It all evens out bro. Every player over the long run will have the same amount of "luck" as the next. And speaking of luck, i guarantee your "good play" is probably filled with fundamental flaws and mistakes. I guarantee it! It's LOL at how many players blame bad luck for their failure and i see for my own eyes it's clearly a lack of understanding.
Anyway, this is what i did. i became open minded, started at the bottom because i wanted to build a solid foundation of theory and fundamentals. I'll repeat a solid foundation of theory and fundamentals. I wanted to understand why we do something and not just, i saw a coach do it so i want to.
I'll repeat this too. Despite what i thought, i had no freaking clue about poker and you don't either. 100%. That's not an insult, saying you are stupid, or anything against you, it's just a fact.
Well, sorry for the errors. Probably just wasted my night typing this rather than watching a tv show, but what the hell i felt like rambling. This is all i'm going to post on this and i won't be back for arguments. Take it or leave it everyone.