Originally Posted by beardyian
I heard a very good tip once on hi/lo and have tried to play it that way ever since with some success - only play for the hi hand.
I personally think this is a very good point and I have argued this on a number of occassions.
However, the way I normally do it now is try to limp with 3 or more `Royal` cards. If I get massivley raised I will fold, knowing if the cards are all low I`m done for.
From a slightly different angle, I was told this
Limp with any 3 from A, K, Q, J, 10, any 3 lo from A, 2, 3, 4, 5, any 2 pairs. Suited or 4 of the same is a bonus.
Getting back to your origional point. A lo hand only happens 70% of the time. So, IMO, u need a lo hand with high hand possibilities (Ah2h3d9d type - giving u straight and flush potential.) So, if u go for lo without possible hi, u r trying to win 50% of the pot 70% of the time if u r not 1/4rd, if that makes sense!!!