Hello PokerSpace cadets, my name is Tom Richards (OMGTRICH).
Today I wanna offer my help to people playing there first or inexperienced players playing live, small stakes cash games.
Buy in: In low stakes live cash you often get tourists sitting down with 20bb's looking to double up and leave, but I have seen players consistantly do this and lose up to 10 of there buy-in in no time at all. This is certainly unprofitable, so to allow you the time you need to sit at a cash table for hours you need 'chip stamina' and to exploit these people buying in for the minimum who you can brake (trust me they all add up...quickly). 80-200BB''s is the perfect amount to make the most profit, if your playing 2/4 and dont want too sit down with £400 then its simple, you shouldnt play. Its about being as comfortable as possible in order to make the most of these juicy games, theres no point shaking your tits off and worrying what your wifes going to say if she finds out you lost 400 wingwangs, you might aswell play 1/2 for £200 and feel happy. Thats the way forward for you.
Hand Selection: in live cash games is very to different to MTT's because cash games are so much more flexible, in MTT's you will move tables and pretty much be stuck in the 15-30BB range for the most part. Where as in a live cash game (depending on how long you play for) you can sit down with someone everyday for months for 12 hours a day which allows you to adapt on a hand to hand basis and should be sat on 100-200BB's.
As a rule of thumb people play very loose and 9 handed limp pots aren't uncommon, so I would definately play super nitty (top 10) for the first few hours while you get a feel for table, this will also give you a TAG personna which you can exploit later when your more comfortable.
More to come....
Richysgame on Pokerstars (password nitzilla)