Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
Just read ChuckT's 10K post.. very good!!
Was wondering if the starting hands he advises would be the starting hands to use in a limit game? I see that chuck plays NL and wondered if the starting hands would difffer between the two.
There are some differences in which hands you'd play in NL versus LHE. Specifically you play a lot more speculative hands in no-limit (small pocket pairs, suited connectors) whereas you can be a bit more aggressive with high cards in limit hold 'em.
Generally speaking, I never open-limp when I play limit. If I had to construct a starting hands chart out of the blue for 6-max when you're the first one in, I'd say:
UTG: 22+, A8s+, ATo+, KJs+, KQo+, QJs, JTs
HJ: 22+, A5s+, A8o+, K8s+, KTo+, QTs+, QJo+, JTs+
CO: 22+, AXs+, A5o+, K4s+, K8o+, Q7s+, Q9o+, J8s+, J9o+, T8s+, T9o+
Button: 22+, AX, KX, QXs, Q4o+, J5s+, J7o+, T6s+, T7o+, 76s+, 87o+,
... checking now in Stove, it seems that the rough percentages for each position are:
Of course, this is only in the case where no one else has raised first in. If someone else has raised and/or limped, you're in a different seat. But that's a bit more complicated. And don't even get me started on playing from the blinds, heh. My best advice is really to invest in a book, preferably Ed Miller's "Small Stakes Hold 'em."