Thursday, March 09, 2006

My Limit Experience

I am going to say something here that is probably really dumb and I will probably get laughed at but here it goes: PASSIVENESS WORKS BETTER IN 1/2 LHE. Why would I say this? It just seems that way to me. I had a great run at LHE playing a tight-passive game. I think ramping up aggression for me, as well as not staying at 2/4 for a long enough time, killed me. I know most people say you need to protect your hand, yadda yadda. Make as much money from the donkeys as you can. Yadda yadda. While I agree with this in concept I prefer the: Lose the least money from the donkeys approach. I will NEVER EVER JAM with TPTK. It just is not profitable enough at these levels. It is WAYYYY too easy for K6o donkey to hit his two pair and take you for an extra 3-4 bets even though the hand was capped pre-flop. I had a great example of this last night when I JAMMED AA pre-flop, got called by 9To, called to the river, and popped on the river when he hit trip 9's. I just cold called his river bet. The pot was too big to fold.

When will I JAM? When I have a mortal NUTS of course. I like to wait a bit if the board is draw heavy.. maybe JAM a little on the turn. Do I lose a bet or two? Maybe. Do I lose some bets when my AK is up agains KQ overplaying a Kxx flop. Possibly. Do I get sucked out on by Q6 when they turn the 6 to beat my AQ? Sure. Could I have gotten them to fold TP weak ass kicker? No Way. I have to beleive I lose alot less by paying the donkeys off very little. You know what? I also still get HUGE pots. Why? Because 3-4 people almost always see at least the turn in these things. Ok, not always, but alot of the time. I still get good value out of my good hands by the shear weight of the donkeys. So many ways to lose but when I hold up I win enough. When I get the mortal nuts I still get paid off. I just refuse to lose alot of money on medium strength hands or not beleiving the donkey that raises every hand could not have caught that straight on the board. So I am going to stay aggressive pre-flop, and somewhat passive post-flop. Betting my good hands but not going crazy. Not bluffing much. I will let you know how it goes.

5 Comments:

Blogger Klopzi said...

Maybe I should give that a try. My problem is exactly what you've said: I jam the pot on the flop and turn when I'm ahead or think I'm ahead, only to get sucked out on or destroyed on the river by unlikely two pair and straights.

When you're playing aggressively, it's not too hard to lose 8 BBs per hand. So if I start off my session with a few unlucky hands, I'm already down $50 and I don't feel like playing anymore

8:09 AM

 
Blogger fairnbalncd said...

Move to a higher limit where raises are respected???

9:52 AM

 
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Possibly, however, I am enjoying being the responsible type for a while..

10:20 AM

 
Blogger Predator314 said...

I think you're missing the point of limit hold em.

Limit is all about pushing those tiny edges. You don't make your money pushing people off the weaker hands. You make money by getting them to put more money in the pot with a weaker hand.

Suckouts happen. It's life. Tolerance to variance is key.

Those extra value bets and raises are what takes a 1BB/100 player and turns him/her into a 2.5-3BB/100 player.

11:22 AM

 
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

You may be right predator, I for sure respect that opinion. I also think there are many ways to win. Some work better for some people.

1:37 PM

 

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