What about position? Ya know, I think it's just as important in FL as NL. Did you bet and raise from early position? How were the calls?
I can see your situation happening thusly: You're in 1st position with AA. You raise. Everyone calls until late position(maybe even BB). They haven't called by much at that point, they want to see the flop. Then the Button, SB, or BB raises. Well, you reraise(wanting to demonstrate the power of your hole cards). People call again, but it's because now, like it or not, they're in it. They only have to call by a little with every pass around the table until the cap's reached.
It keeps going like this, and only one or two people stand a real chance of winning. But the callers are all thinking "Well I only have to call by a bit, and look at the size of the pot!".
So I've taken to playing dead. For the most part, not even pushing until I'm pretty sure I have it made in the shade. Then I start to push. It seems like no matter how hard I raise, few people fold. By then they're married to their hole cards.
I know how it is. I've been there. I still sometimes fall under the spell of a gorgeous starting hand that magically turns from gold to poop, all between the flop and the river.
Oh yeah, and I fold more post-flop and less pre-flop now. I'm still a craptastic player, but I'm getting better . You will too.
Just play possum.
That is a grave mistake many player do (and that I still very much do, but in reverse, 3 betting hands that are slight favourite or huge underdogs, such as 55 or 66). Limit HE, by its very nature, is all about pushing your small edges: with AA, even UTG, you have a sure equity edge over any other player and that is why you should cap, for value the times it holds up and you win a nice pot (note, callign 3-bet might also be fine if you can disguise your hand againt 3-4 players). You are giving away reverse implied odds, but the guys calling 2BB little by little with 107o are practically throwing money at you too. But it's also true that big pairs lose value in comparison to NL.
In NL, this is why limp/raising can be correct, because if you are 100% sure somebody will raise you, it's better to disguise your hand for a while and get as much money in the pot when it gets back to you. FL, you should jam it with great hands unless you're getting into high stakes games where deception is much mroe important.
FL doesn't have this luxury, but it doesn't mean that capping with 6 others in the pot is wrong (it might be more swingy/variance prone, but it's not wrong). The example I gave happened (I was UTG), it's bad but I was still happy to get called while ahead since I got away for the minimum : I capped flop, b/c turn and c/c river sicne the pot was way to big to fold here. While I could've made much more had the board paired since anybody with two pairs, straight, lower FH is paying ME off.
And yeah Chuck, I'll try to post some FL hands here too, but CC is much more NL oriented. I remember psoting 7STHi hands when I first joined. Don't do that anymore