This is a discussion on How can I be a profitable 3/6 limit live player? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I play locally at a casino I buy in pretty full id say 160 to 200 bucks and just always lose more than I win
I play locally at a casino I buy in pretty full id say 160 to 200 bucks and just always lose more than I win despite great play!! I'm not a fish a rookie or a weak player I just find that I have to much bad luck for this game even though I know how to play and exploit my opponents mistakes and the thing is I enjoy limit poker.. For instance last session bought in for 160 walked with 30 in frustration. Worst hand aj off in the sb 3 players I just call. Flop comes ajk one diamond. I bet everyone calls. Turn is a 6 of diamonds I bet 2 people fold one person calls. River is a 3 of diamonds I bet he raises I call and he shows 5-8 flush diamonds. This ticks me off because I making him pay but I lose like this very often. For me it's always heads up to an idiot or two! I mean If I have ak suited and the flop come 345 then a 6 with 6 players in I fold it's a no brainier,however as I described the donks seem to have an advantage here as they just call 3-6-6-6 and the cards run out with one player out of 2 making the flush. I know this is a drawing game but after 8 folds I pick up qk suited in the blind call or raise and flop 2 pair and get stuck in to the chasers on pretty dry boards that seems to sum it up. It's not the the rake that kills me when I win I cash out 125 profit which is just fine the problem is my good hands are getting crushed to much should I alter my range to only suited big cards and stay in with the nut flush draw or straight draw with a top pair? In other words If I have ak and the board is a-9-4 with 2 of suits I don't have should I just check and fold if there is 3 players in the pot? Top pair top kick is a money maker in hold em and I just hate to fold to semi bluffs and chasers that often raise it up making me pay to their draws which means 3 chasers.
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Read Small Stakes Hold'em: Winning Big with Expert Play by Ed Miller, David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth.
Also, get reads and use them. If that 85s guy is passive and always goes check-call, check-call, check-call, but suddenly wakes up on the river when the flush draw comes in, you can believe him and fold.
August 31st, 2016, 7:47 AM
Aaron Soto 
Poker at: Bovada
Game: NL HOLDEM
re: Poker & How can I be a profitable 3/6 limit live player?
It's difficult. But it can be done. Look for a casino that offers good promotions if you can.
Make sure you have correct pot odds to call a bet.
Always remember how many players are in the hand.
If your one pair doesn't improve on a well connected board by the turn then throw it away. Especially, if your up against 5 players.
Don't play top pair until the river it's a leak and only has about 33% equity in the long run.
August 31st, 2016, 1:13 PM
George Lewis 
Position is ludicrously important in limit. From the small blind with the hand you had you could try check raising I suppose but once you bet and get called you may have already been beat by a flopped straight. Regardless you will be called down b anyone that has anything. In this case the guy makes a bad flop call but maybe he was planning some kind of bluff. Then he catches a second flush card and figures screw it I am in. On the river he lets you know you are beat and like a donkey you meekly shuffle over on your knees and pay him off in front of the entire table. No wonder you feel like bitching about it. Fold the river next time and move on to the hands where they don't catch and you win. Remember those hands and avoid paying off chasers.