MIKE from AL

mbehr1983mbehr1983 Red Chipper Posts: 635 ✭✭✭
edited March 2016 in Come Say Hello
Hey y'all
I am Mike from Al. I play NLHE and PLO when there is a chance. I play 1/2 or 1/2/5rock home games since the closest Casino is 4 hrs away. I want to start winning at these game as they are full of fish. In February I basically broke even and March has not bee a good month down like 1500. I take this serious maybe to much. I have read several books and it doesn't seem to work in these games as people play ATC anytime not many thinkers at all. I am trying to make friends you can help me with my game weather discussing hands, helping point out leaks,or strategy in general. one of the rock games is capped at 60bb and the other is 100bb and the 1/2 game is capped at 150bb.
MY experience I started playing in 2003 mostly free tournaments. Then i found a monthly 100 dollar Tournament and did well in that aspect. I then moved and ran a home game in europe for three years where we played H.OR.S.E. no limit and tourneys nightly. I also visited the Casino regularly also. I moved back to the states and didnt know of any games and just quit for about 2 years. I am now getting back into and still have the same passion as I did in 2003.

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  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 4,011 -
    Welcome to the party Mike!

    Make sure to post a hand or two and also jump into other hands as well (giving feedback is just as beneficial as offering it!)
  • mbehr1983mbehr1983 Red Chipper Posts: 635 ✭✭✭
    Will do. I have some to post from last session. I am playing tonight so should be able to post some
  • grindngrindn Red Chipper Posts: 74 ✭✭
    Welcome Mike. One question. I'm not familiar with the term. What is a "rock" game?
  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,771 -
    "rock" is a set of 5 one Dollar chips, rubber banded together. The winner of each pot then uses the $5 rock to straddle for $5 in a Mississippi straddle. Essentially it turns a $1-$2 into a short stacked $2-$5.
    Co-founder Red Chip Poker,
    Author Poker Plays You Can Use
    Author Poker Workbook for Math Geeks
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Doug Hull wrote: »
    "rock" is a set of 5 one Dollar chips, rubber banded together. The winner of each pot then uses the $5 rock to straddle for $5 in a Mississippi straddle. Essentially it turns a $1-$2 into a short stacked $2-$5.

    This plays very similar to bay101 i guess where its $1/$2/$2, but if you want to limp UTG the open is $5 minimum.
  • mbehr1983mbehr1983 Red Chipper Posts: 635 ✭✭✭
    This game is crazy hard to raise and get folds hardly ever 2-3 see a flop. Example early on tonight I had :Kh :Kd UTG opens 15 3 callers and I am on LP raise to 55 and no one folds but post Flop it checks around with an A on board
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mbehr1983 wrote: »
    This game is crazy hard to raise and get folds hardly ever 2-3 see a flop. Example early on tonight I had :Kh :Kd UTG opens 15 3 callers and I am on LP raise to 55 and no one folds but post Flop it checks around with an A on board

    What was your stack size on this hand? I think $55 is really small as there is already $60+ in the pot. I wouldn't make it too large, but something like $60-$65 would be my lower sizing. If they never fold then depending on stack sizes I would make it much better. I have made plays in games where people never fold to like 35x. For example 3 players limp ($5 each), MP makes it $10, 1 caller, and I get QQ and raise to $70 in CO and get called by BU (K3s).

    against starting stack sizes are very important here. If you are say 200bb deep I would make it around $75-$80.
  • mbehr1983mbehr1983 Red Chipper Posts: 635 ✭✭✭
    It's a 100-500 buying so no bigger than 100 NN. thought about 75-80. I had 300 at this point. SPRwas probably low as well here
  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,771 -
    Austin wrote: »

    This plays very similar to bay101 i guess where its $1/$2/$2, but if you want to limp UTG the open is $5 minimum.

    With the major exception that a rock causes the action to essentially start in a random seat each hand. The more complexity that is added to the game like this, the more it will favor the players that can adapt faster to the new dynamics.
    Co-founder Red Chip Poker,
    Author Poker Plays You Can Use
    Author Poker Workbook for Math Geeks
  • grindngrindn Red Chipper Posts: 74 ✭✭
    Reminds me a bit of the "Kill" pot games I used to play at the casinos that had limit Omaha games.

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