Hey fellas. I am here to tell you how a local 1/2 game looks in my town. Notice that we don't talk 1/2$ but local denomination that is worth about 1/3rd of a dollar. so the game is kind of 0.3/0.6$. The min buy in is 100 and the max is 500.
Even from the start of the night, the normal raise is 12. And with such a big raise you still get 3 4 sometimes 5 callers. And people go all in easily. You can see all in almost every hand at the start of the night [ when people play shallower stacks ]. For example last night there was a 4 straddedl, a 8, and a 16 straddle!!!
A guy called 30 pre with 79 and cracked AA in a 500 pot.
But after midnight, everyone still at the table has a minimum of 500, with 1000+ being the norm and the normal raise becomes 20-22.
I don't understand anything, and I certainly don't have the bankroll toplay this. THIS is not 1/2 in my opinion.
Do you deal with crazy games like that in your town? If so, what's your strategy?