The first 2 days of this micros bankroll challenge has been interesting for me. Mostly learning how micro stakes players on America’s Cardroom play their hands and choose their spots to push allin. Given I play such a tight hand range it’s important for me to notice when someone is pot committed or ready to push allin. This way I can get the most value out of a hand like pocket aces.
When I logged into America’s Cardroom all the $0.01/$0.02 no limit holdem tables was full but one. A full ring table with 8 players, I sat down with $1 like always. Quickly I noticed something about this table. When raising preflop in a full ring table, you want raise with 3 big blinds plus 1 big blind per limper before you. At least that’s how I gain some value before the flop is shown.
However, at this table people were raising with 5 big blinds to 11 big blinds. I gave them the respect and folded my hands since I was new to the table. In my mind, they had to be raising that big with pocket aces or kings. I wasn’t going to challenge them with AK that’s for sure. After a while they calmed down or stop getting those hands because they stop doing those raises.
I played as tight as I could because I was only playing at one table. I wanted to make sure if we’re going to showdown I am winning the pot. Let’s face it were not making much money per pot in the micros. The greatest thing happened to me at the table after about 45 minutes and winning close to $3. Everybody at the table started to fold to my value bets on the turn but of course, there was some donks at the table chasing straight draws and flush draws or flat out bluffing with nothing.
So I started bluffing with AK (Somehow close to the end of my session I was getting a lot of AK hands). I used the same strategy over and over again as if I had a really good hand. I would check on the flop, value bet on the turn (if they bet before me, I would raise them), and bet ⅔ the pot on the river. They would do 1 of 3 things; fold to the raise on the turn, fold to the big bet on the river, or call with bullshit on the river just to lose to my A high.
I would have kept playing but 3 problems; 1, all the other tables were full and B, all the big stacks were sitting out and was not leaving the table and 3, the table was like playing 6max which I didn’t want to play today. So I decided to stop playing online poker for today and take my profit with me.
Day 3 Results For MrDeposit vs The Micros
Starting Bankroll: $26.56
Ending Bankroll: $30.44
Overall Results After 3 Days
Starting Bankroll: $25.35
Ending Bankroll: $30.44