Ok so I get myself setup. I got registered and deposited on Cake Poker. I get my Pokeredge installed and ready to play with.
When I log into Cake Poker, I sit down at a 10NL table and decide I want to try to see cheap flops (I am trying to work off 200 raked hands) and otherwise I play only premium hands and then just mash the bet button.
This seems to be what I read around forums and stuff when playing these micro limits. I sit down with my first 5$ and start to try to see as many flops as I can for $0.10, both hoping to flop monsters and also to work down those raked hands. It takes me a while and a really bad suck-out to realize this isn’t your normal poker table.
I am down stuck 4$ and laughing at both my play and the tables play. Without realizing it, I am trying to play poker when these people certainly are not. I quickly toss aside my “cheap flop” idea and go super tight and when I get a premium starting hand, I basically just mash the “bet pot” button.
Sure it’s boring as I am basically card dead for the next hour and a half. I decide to change the skin design on Cake Poker, so I have to log out back in and with that comes a change of table. I immediately start to get decent cards, not premium but at least stuff I can think about playing.
I play a few AKo and they pay off pretty nicely and I am back to just under my initial buy in. Finally I get pocket 7’s and spike the set on the flop. The good thing about these tables is it’s pretty easy to get paid off and I do for about 2$ and that puts me up for the 3 hour session. Not exactly what I had in mind, but now that I got it sort of figured out, I should do much better.
I worked off whatever Cake Poker bonus they had and got like 10$ bonus to my bankroll. I haven’t decided if I should count that to my bankroll, but I suppose I should as it was gotten from playing poker. I plan to sit down today and clock at least two three hour sessions and see what I can do.
My goal is to sit at the 10$ NL table and try to triple that up in both sessions. If I get stuck for 10$, I am done for that session and if I triple I walk as well.