re: Poker & Limit is tough!!
FP posted a good article a few days back (check the blog area) on limit games and the swings that they bring.
Aggression is everything in limit games, regardless of the limits you are playing at. I play around the $3/$6 mark and tbh I havent been doing too well lately but I have had days where I am taking down some nice pots and others where i am continously getting outdrawn with runner-runner chasers
Premium hands are nowhere near as valuable in a 6 handed limit game, particularly at any limit below, say, $5/$10 as players like to see lots of flops, especially once they have some money in the pot from the blinds.
Like I said, aggression is everything. if you raise preflop and miss, you gotta be betting out, and even re-raising if you get raised or bet into, especially with overcards, as players who hit middle or bottom pairs are likely to be betting out and those overcards are most probably live - and with 6 callers preflop the pot odds
on offer are normally very good in limit games, hence the ridiculous beats you will run into - and also put on other players. I took down a $130 pot last night with a runner runner flush with my K3 after a K on flop giving me top pair. The betting pattern was raise-raise-raise with like 3 players involved.
Biggest suggestion I would make to any players wanting to be succesful at limit rings - and I learnt this the hard way - is do not play with money you dont wanna lose. I always go to the table with money that I have written off, so if (when!) I walk away from the table broke I dont mind so much. This allows me to play an aggressive game and push players outta pots when I have no hand - a lot of the time I do this by re-raising them on the river, you will be surprised how often players try to steal the pot with no hand by betting out on the river, then folding to a simple re-raise