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Old Feb 04, 2011, 6:05pm   #1
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I have been playing some micro stakes cash poker recently and what i find is that when playing at tables with 9 opponents i am doing quite well.I more or less seem to know where i am in a hand and usually make a small profit from any session that i play.

When i play at tables with only 5 opponents i dont do nearly as well in fact i usually lose money at these tables.I know when playing shorthand i have to be more agressive and have a wider range to play with or the blinds will decimate my stack but i just cant get to grips with this style of poker.

I would love to hear some views on this from anyone who does well at shorthanded poker.
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Old Feb 04, 2011, 8:42pm   #2
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your sample size is too small to draw conclusions, you're either playing too many hands or not enough, you need to be more or less aggressive and you need to polish my crystal fucking ball if you expect me to somehow know what's wrong with your game.

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Old Feb 05, 2011, 8:26pm   #3
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Post some specific situations in which you felt lost in the hand and you'll get some better responses.

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I have been playing some micro stakes cash poker recently and what i find is that when playing at tables with 9 opponents i am doing quite well.I more or less seem to know where i am in a hand and usually make a small profit from any session that i play.

When i play at tables with only 5 opponents i dont do nearly as well in fact i usually lose money at these tables.I know when playing shorthand i have to be more agressive and have a wider range to play with or the blinds will decimate my stack but i just cant get to grips with this style of poker.

I would love to hear some views on this from anyone who does well at shorthanded poker.
Killcrazy is correct; but so are you. You have not played enough hands (most likely) to be entitled to any sort of opinion. Simple variance can make one win or lose at one game or the other.

LHNL players are very predictable, easy to put on hands and have limpfests making it profitable to play lots of hands against them in late position (even when you're playing as passively as them).

SHNL players are much more aggressive, much harder to put on hands and are paying more attention to you. The blinds are much more crushing in SHLN. SHNL players have the weaknesses that they bluff too much and call down with made hands too much.
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Old Feb 07, 2011, 8:18pm   #6
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 6:02pm   #7
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I prefer shorthanded games. Especially, online. The larger tables usually have more donkeys. I like the short handed games better because I have more control over the table. More hands less chance that I can raise someone out of the pot with my suited Ace pre flop. But I am an aggressive player. If you're in my pot, you won't see the flop on the cheap.

It's your game though. Also, micro tourneys online are a bad place to figure out if your game works or not. The "I just play for fun" people are in those games and don't take the game seriously. If you're like me you want to play with people that respect the game.
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I prefer shorthanded games. Especially, online. The larger tables usually have more donkeys. I like the short handed games better because I have more control over the table. More hands less chance that I can raise someone out of the pot with my suited Ace pre flop. But I am an aggressive player. If you're in my pot, you won't see the flop on the cheap.
come back and read this in a year. if you don't see what's wrong with it, come to my house, bring money.

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