Limit HoldEm problem
Thank you c9h13no3 for hard advice I can apply to the table and see how it works. I've been trying to separate myself from the pack by playing opposite opponents, but it sounds like you're saying that if I can get in cheap enough, to go ahead and school with the rest of them on a wider range, and then fold on the flop if I don't hit it solid or have odds for a draw.
Along that line of thought, and this may sound like a sophmoric question, as I'm used to playing at tables MUCH more balanced (the only "balance" I've seen at the table so far is that I'm sitting with LAGs and LAPs, but the LAPS are calling stations for virtually anything, such as pocket 5's all the way down with no straight draw on the board (I won't even get into their flush draws with their 5 ...both types in almost all of the same hands), but let's say I'm in mid to late position and UTG raises, it's then 3-bet behind him (we're still talking limit here) and I look down at pocket 6's. I've been throwing hands like that away at that point, and most often (of course) the flop would have be a blank for me, but the times I would have hit something like that solid, the win would be a monster. Would you suggest fishing in on those and other suited 1-2 gap connectors, or only limp in with those if it's cheap, as your reply would suggest?
I would love to pick your brain more on this subject! If that's not possible, are you aware of any "charts" that convey starting hand/position strategies against these types of players? Another hurdle in this scenario is that I'm getting sandwiched between the LAG trying to bull his way through a flop and turn where I've already hit the current nuts and because of his range, I normally can't tell if he's got the second nuts, or a draw...and the LAP who's still holding onto hope that because there are 5 other players still in, he might catch his 2-outer. I'm picking up very few tells
here and there against 2 of the locals, but not enough to combat the current high variation. The first couple of hours I was in this new room, I was watching closely to see if there might me some "locals" colusion going on, but that quickly dissapated when I saw that they're playing the same way whether I'm in the hand or not.
One of the LAGs, because of the variance they also experience due to their style, doesn't have a problem dropping $5 - $6K into the game in multiple buy-ins in a night if needed and then will either start catching, or call it quits for the night. From my observation in the first 4 days, this person is up about $12K in that period of time. I'm not sure if that provides additional useful information for purposes of this discussion, but thought I should include it.
Your advice and suggestions are appreciated very much!