i have a question:
several months ago i tried to play poker in the casino for the first time. first i played a tournament which did go really well, afterwards i tried a 2/2 cashgame twice, which did go very poorly.
but since i know of myself that i can have periods of good play and poor play, of course variance can be a reason, and maybe even difference in the skill of other players, and probably much more variables.
so because of this i would like to find out which was the reason so i can correct it, also since i heard on several forums that 2/2 should be easy to beat with solid ABC poker.
which is why i would want to ask which stake at replay poker is most comparable with live 2/2 cash games. meaning if i could beat that stake, i probably can beat 2/2 as well.
2/2 ??? Yiaz, more info plz.
same theory as a 1/2 cashgame. however the small blind is also 2 euro.
the casino where i came didn’t have 1/2 cashgames but 2/2 instead. they are also fairly short for a cashgame since they have a 50€ min buy-in and 150€ max buy-in
NL T. Holdem… Blinds (1)2/2… Buyin: (50.-150.) ???
Sounds like my Fav cash table @ TheVenitian(LV,NV) … T. Holdem 1/2 unlim(NL) not sure of a max buyin, I bought in for 200.
does that mean you have also an idea to which replay stake it’s most comparable?
From my expeience It’s hard to say. Free chips invite many Bingo studs,at least at the FR,1/2,2/4,5/10 where I have played. Sometimes(nee rarely), you can luck out and find a table that plays “right” (like the chips are real). But those games are as rare as hen’s teeth.Good Luck.
I have limited experience in live poker games in casinos, but in the few hundred hands (in 4 different casinos) I have played of $1/2, I would say it is most comparable to high stakes on Replay, maybe 20k/40k. Most of the players do not know the fundamentals of ABC poker, and they like to see a lot of flops. They do not limp quite as much as on Replay, which creates a different dynamic, but they still like to call too much. It is easiest to just try to get paid off with value hands. I would say I have won $275 on top of the $500 I brought to the table, over about 5 hours of play, so I would say it is extremely soft, but Replay is also extremely soft.
Everyone chases here right to the river. If they were in a live game they would need to bring 10 grand.
2 totally different worlds but I agree 1/2 would be in the 20/40K range.
All casino’s have a few “regulars” at different stakes tables that will grind you down. Most lower stakes tables will also have a few donks, or so you hope. BUT what you don’t know ( for the most part ) is how much “behind” the player across from you has. Sure if you’re sitting and a player is drink’n/boast’n and rebuys wayy too easily… then sure you know he can afford to, but for how long. Obviously @ elite stakes live, you might recognize the players, thus knowing they can afford to be there.
Why I say this, is here @ Replay poker, I see frequently players on tables with huge differences in Bankrolls. I also see across ALL stakes levels, players playing what most of us would consider “Dumb donkish play”. You will see this on ALL ONLINE Poker sites and ESPECIALLY … all FREE Poker sites.
You have a 5/10 table here on Replay ( 9 ppl )… Now, you have 4 ppl trying to play “real” poker who are new and have small Brolls, you have 3 ppl that have 20x+++ the buyin, not new, feed’n off the newbs, and 2 ppl that have 200x+++ the buyin, yet insist in playing true bingo, or damn close to it…
You also have lets say Haggia Sophia or the next 1 up… yet the table makeup Broll wise is the same makeup… 4 ppl that have 2-3x the buyin, 3 ppl that have 20x++ the buyin, and prolly 2 ppl with 200x+++ the buyin…
I hate to break it to ya folks, but I see the same play makeup on both tables… and the stakes didn’t make a damn bit of difference, just where the decimal point lies and how many Zeros are behind it. In both examples… its more of strategy differences between 3 or more groups/types of players, that ends up giving us all, that impression of “online free poker”.
Since 1/2 2/2 is basically the smallest live blinds amount ( never seen .10/.25 or such live ) it will be a fair assumption that you will get a fair range of players as far as bankrolls/skill levels, you’ll just never know it for sure (bank). Pretty sure you’ll also find a wide range of strategies, but all will include “make money” , and thats not the same as “make chips” here. Having play’d both 2/5 FL Holdem and 1/2 NL , both live (and the NL table was in Vegas) … I have always felt that TheRegionals here @ Replay, play as close to “real” poker as you can get.