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NewbSaibot   United States. Sep 14 2017 22:46. Posts 4832

My card room has a 40/300 buyin limit for 2/2, and a 200/800 limit for 2/5. Most of the 2/2 players buy in for the minimum ($40, uhg) to $100 tops. The only time anyone has a bigger stack is either because they won it or transferred from another game. The standard 2/2 open raise is usually anywhere from $12-17, mostly due to frequent straddling so half the time it's 2/4 anyway vs $100 stacks or less. Lots of limping of course and people calling for 1/3 of their stack preflop with their entire hand range.

The 2/5 game doesnt play quite as weird. Lot of minbuys but at twice the minimum ($200) this helps. The standard open there is usually $20-25 with occasional straddling (usually just 1 guy and not every orbit), and avg stack sizes are usually around 60-100BB and quite often a few players having 150BB+. This was my bread and butter limit that I played for a living at last year so I'm very comfortable with the betsizes, stacks, etc.

So clearly 2/5 still plays bigger than 2/2, but not that much bigger. Considering they both have the same rake structure ($5 + 2 BBJ) I'm wondering if it's quite simply +EV to just move up and play here despite not being rolled for it.

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listening to edzwoo has made u a nit... *sigh* - ZalforLast edit: 15/09/2017 02:31

K40Cheddar   United States. Sep 15 2017 00:32. Posts 2192

I was with you all the way till you said "not rolled" for it

GG 

NewbSaibot   United States. Sep 15 2017 02:35. Posts 4832

Yeah I'm not tryin to be greedy and jump up stakes and all that. Just trying to jumpstart my career at a stake that can reasonably be beaten. I'm not sure even $20/hr is attainable in a game vs a bunch of shortstacks and $7 rake per hand. And despite the abysmal fold I made with the nut straight yesterday and talk of scared money, I'm obviously not *that* scared since I'm raising 12x from the fuckin SB with JTo lol. That was just a deer in headlights moment and complete failure to just calm down and put myself in villains shoes to find a preflop calling range.

listening to edzwoo has made u a nit... *sigh* - ZalforLast edit: 15/09/2017 03:51

SleepyHead   . Sep 15 2017 04:28. Posts 876

$7 rake will eat you alive against $40 stacks. How rolled is not rolled?

Dude you some social darwinist ideas that they are giving hitlers ghost a boner - Baal 

NewbSaibot   United States. Sep 15 2017 04:56. Posts 4832


  On September 15 2017 03:28 SleepyHead wrote:
$7 rake will eat you alive against $40 stacks. How rolled is not rolled?



500BB for 2/5, 1000BB for 2/2. But I do have a job so I have an income stream, no risk there. I could save up more, but I figured I might as well start playing now just to get the ball rolling.

listening to edzwoo has made u a nit... *sigh* - Zalfor 

SleepyHead   . Sep 16 2017 04:37. Posts 876

I'd stick with 2/2 until I had 10k

Dude you some social darwinist ideas that they are giving hitlers ghost a boner - Baal 

Stroggoz   New Zealand. Sep 16 2017 06:19. Posts 4398

10k? This is live poker, you should be playing with 10 buy ins because the games are so soft.

supposed to have greenstar not bracelet 

JohnnyBologna   United States. Oct 19 2017 11:27. Posts 1398

2/5 is the minimum for playing as a 'PRO'. but do as you must.

Just do whats right bro 

 



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