Yes, Chuck, I was talking about limit. No limit is, IMO, a totally different game, and I'm not that good at it. In fact, I avoid no limit because my experience is that one bad beat can bust you, and everyone takes a bad beat sooner or later. The only no limit I'll play is tournaments.
The article you referred me to talks mostly about preflop play. I say again that, before the flop, YOU DON'T HAVE A POKER HAND YET. You just have two cards. Therefore, you have no reasonable way of determining whether you're the favourite or underdog. That sometimes means calling the blind, or even a raise, just so you can see the flop and form a true poker hand. My comments in my last message were directed to play after the flop. At that time, unless you've been trapped, you usually know whether you have a dominant hand or a dominated hand. My definition of "dominant hand" is "a hand that the card percentages say is the likely best hand still in play." If you have AK and the flop is 27K, your hand is dominant provided several conditions are met (e.g., nobody raised preflop with 55, your opponent isn't some guy from Calais, France
who calls with 27 offsuit, etc.) Then the betting pattern usually rounds out the picture and you have a good idea of whether and when you're beat.
One thing I don't understand from the article is this stuff about being pot committed. That has long struck me as a silly concept. If you're beaten, you fold and save whatever chips you have left. The chips you've already put into the pot aren't yours any more.