The things I’ve noticed about 5NL players is they’re somewhere between the first level of thinking about or what is my hand and the second level of thinking about or what is their hands. But then they’re not quite adjusted to the second level. This is obviously a generalization but this is the key thing that you need to take home with you if you’re gonna be learning the micro stakes. You need to be good at generalization, because when you plan in a zoom pool, and when you’re playing the cash game tables online, you do not know who you’re playing against. It is essentially anonymous you may have some notes on some people, and you may some HUD stats some other people but I would recommend turning off that HUD while you’re earning at 2 or 5 NL.
So, what is the adjustment that you can do if you realize that people are kind of like bluffing with value like with made hands but not value hands. The thing I started doing is REbluffing, because they’re not there in the Bluff mindset they’re not gonna hero call once you raise them, and there was this one hand where I had ten high on a double pair board and I was like I’m pretty sure he’s bluffing but I’m scared he’s bluffing with King high, so instead of just calling like a word against like a reasonable player that knows rages that I think’s bluffing, I raised and guys pause your video here I have to ask question what size would you raised it was… correct! you would raise to the minimum because you want to get the cheapest price to be right about how you’re bluffing and this is just one example of many many many examples like I said don’t just write down minraise, when you think they’re bluffing.
This is something that you need to come and bring into your mind.
and then branch out your knowledge of poker because there are so many little things like that there are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of things that you can learn little tricks that you can learn. But instead of having to rely on someone else to spoon feed you that information. You want to be the kind of person that can go home think about it yourself!
but the one thing that I would say is that make a decision be firm about it if you’re gonna become a professional poker player.