Also, what do you do if the guy with $80 behind moves in on you after you make it $45?
yes, call reasonable raise. But the 45 is too much to just call. Short stack go all in, large stacks fold. With large stack you will be folding to a bet on the flop unless you hit your hand. AK is almost 50/50 to most pairs, but that's assuming you see all 5 cards.Sounds about right, depending on opponents, etc.
How about AK, raise from any position? Call any reasonable raise that's not a 3 bet? I can think of half a dozen hands yesterday where I won or lost $50 or more with AK or AQ.
You should find tables/rooms without a jackpot rake instead.As you guys know I'm doing this full time now. I've been trying to make a comparable amount to what I made as a loan officer. So far it's been alright, I run about 5x the bb but to make what I have in mind it's had to be 70-80 hours a week, if I can improve I can lighten the load. They say the best at any level make 10x the bb so that's where I want to get to. Fatigue becomes a factor as well as opponents adjusting to how you play.
I'd say my strengths are being very patient and very good at reading opponents/what they have, and a very good memory of how people play. Probably my main weaknesses are being too predictable and I really hate to lose a hand, I don't tilt playwise but I get way too pissed off which leads to anxiety, which can be lethal at the table.
I've appreciated the input from those familiar with the game around here in my pursuit of improvement and I'll keep hands coming in here.
Here's a thought. Ok so you're a regular at a room where they have nice high hand promotions, let's say $500 per half hour for the best hand. Those can add up quickly even though they're such a crap shoot. Now a big part of my game is opponent selection which is why I play nights - tough to get big money out of most daytime grinders/nits.
On days where the high hand period is say 10-5 pm would you play all night the night before and come in whenever and prioritize the night time players, or duck out early and chase the high hands with the daytime grinders? I'm not 22 and I'm not going to play 24 hours straight to do both. I've been doing the earlier option but I hate to miss value.
This dilemna has me thinking Vegas or a similar area in the future where I can surf night time options. Really want to improve before that though.