First time at a forum. Newbie looking for forum advice on live gaming in nor cal..

    • djwasabi
      djwasabi
      Basic
      Joined: 25.12.2014 Posts: 2
      This is my first call-out at a forum. Been playing at nor cal casinos for decades(i am 69) and now have gotten more serious as I have changed my game plan and thus become a winner consistently the past 2 years..winning 65% of the time and limiting my losing streaks. I do not confide or discuss much with other players about strategies and systems. I have not seriously read a book or articles other than some mags and general info. Playing .5 to 1.0 hours sessions daily in 6-12 8-16 holdem, average is $30-40 per hour winner this past year am now ahead 6K paying these limit games this year(500= sessions). No one said it was easy. I have a good grasp for stats and can read most players tells. Paying attention on the table reveals many obvious weak spots,,,Many people are idiots because they do not realize they EXPOSE Cards! Unbelievable and to my advantage! I would like to think I am ready to move up to 20-40 but enjoy my consistency where I am at today. Do you think I should really get more involved in bigger games? I see the same house players and loose players at the 20-40 as well. The question is-- do you think that the players at the bigger limits are more confident and better overall? I play very little no-limit, but I am a winner at 1-2-2. I enjoy the limit games, but am not uncomfortable at the no limit tables. Got back from a LV Nov trip and had only one 3 hour session of holdem and beat out the locals for$260--now that was tough! I think I now have a history fo winning going for me(2 years) and would welcome advice to step this up. My business allows me to play only a short period daily...would love to try a tournament, but that means a entire day of effort(if you are a bit lucky!) I don't even know if this would be worth the time....The more I play the more I win..That itself is incentive! Do I need a mentor? Now what?
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    • Ramble
      Ramble
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 1,421
      Hi djwasabi and welcome to PokerStrategy!

      I don't play live (other than a monthly home game with friends) and haven't played fixed limit in years. It sounds like you have a good grasp of the games you play in now. I know there are many players here who mix both online and live play and hopefully one of them can give you some advice on whether to move up or try MTT's.

      Fingers crossed for online poker to return to the USA and give you yet another option!

      Best of luck to you!
    • djwasabi
      djwasabi
      Basic
      Joined: 25.12.2014 Posts: 2
      Thanks for the repll
      Don't play online for real $$$------- only fun.....
      Being able to actually observe people(tells0 is a big part of winning!