Sustainable live no limit poker (1/2 - 2/4)???
LikeASet, Nov 23 2013
Herro everybody, pretty self explanatory thread here. I was just wanted to hear from those who have experience grinding live no limit cash games nowadays on a consistent basis and see what everyone has to say about there win rates and what their win rates could potentially be. I am very lucky to have a small card room that is only a 10 minute drive from my house where they have card tables for black jack, three card poker, and pai gow poker and also have another section for a bunch of limit hold em tables a couple plo tables and a couple no limit cash game tables where it's actually 1, 2, and 3 blinds (person on the button has to put in a one dollar blind, small blind is 2, and big blind is 3).
Not only is the game very close by, but the whole card room is extremely soft, every time I look around I could easily be the only in there that's not older than mid thirties. The atmosphere is also extremely friendly and there are a bunch of regulars but not the kind of regulars that just grind all day and listen to their I Pods, but regulars who are there almost every week just to hang out, crack jokes, and play a little gamble. From other sites I've visited I've read people reporting win rates from 20$/hr - 40$/hr from NL 1/2 and of course people reporting ridiculous win rates probably from heaters.
In a nutshell, what's everybody's win rate?, at what live stake?, how often do you guys play?, what do you think is a reasonable win rate in a soft environment?, etc.
LikeASet, Dec 07 2012
Hello guys, I'm trying to play live poker "part time" just for extra cash. This blog is just to ask for help and pointers from those who play live poker on a regular basis. One question I have is what you guys think about live reads and how much does your profitable ways rely on making decisions based of live reads vs other factors that we all are used to using during online poker sessions such as recent history, table image, perceived hand ranges of villains, and value/bluffing ranges of villains etc.
I am wondering this because I am thinking about situations where the more profitable decision is more clear if it was occurring online, but might be less obvious in a live situation. For example a whale on the table 4 bet shoving over your 3 bet around 150bb deep on a straddled pot and you hold AKs. I think online I would have snapped called the shove after my 3 bet, but during the live session the whale looked too comfortable doing the shove.
I dunno, should I meditate and try to tap into the spiritual energy of Phil Helmuth more often?
About card rooms
LikeASet, Dec 01 2012
Hello, I'm thinking about make regular visits to a card room that is very close by (about 12 min drive away). It's a small casino that has around 6 tables dedicated to poker and the rest dedicated to black jack etc. I was wondering what kind of experiences you all had with small card rooms like these. I've heard rumors about my local card room having a lot regulars that "work together".
The rake is about 3$ + 1$ for jackpots, and 1$ for unflopped pots. I believe the lowest limit has 1-2-3 blinds (yes i think 3 blinds at once) and i think goes up to 3/6 or 5/10. It's located in the middle of two suburban cities, one with 120,000 population, the other about 20,000. Very close by is the wine country where all the rich folks live. This is in northern California btw.
So just wanted to hear what kind of experiences you guys had with small card rooms, up until this point I've only played live poker at friendly house games, Las Vegas, and big casinos out in the middle of Indian territories.