Originally Posted by KingCurtis
Why do I hate Limit and Pot Limit so much. I love the way Holdem is and all the action and such, but limit just gets to me....
I mean i can't stand how many people get in the hand and call....there is so much more suckouts and its so easy to get rivered......i can't stand it for some reason......the only reason im posting this is because many pros play different games and they say that it helps to play diiferent games to get better at Holdem.
What do I have to do to be more patient with Limit, or should I just not play since it gets to me so bad. I think that a good bluff is essential to winning large tournaments and pots but you can't do that to much if at all in limit....
Limit is all about equity and ranges; how likely is your hand to win a showdown, how much of his range is the other guy likely to fold. Bet, check, raise or fold accordingly. Pure bluffs are rare, but blind steals are a big lovefest of crap hands going at each other. It's fun.
Here's a bluff from today:
Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (http://www.flopturnriver.com) (Format: FlopTurnRiver)
Hero is Button with J
, 8[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/club.gif].
, Hero raises
, 2 folds
Here's a hand where I raised for value and fold equity before the flop, and made my opponent - presumably - fold at least 6 outs after the flop. Might even have folded a better hand.
Party Poker 1/2 Hold'em (6 handed) Party-Poker (http://www.flopturnriver.com/reviews/Online-Poker-PartyPoker.php#converter) Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (http://www.flopturnriver.com) (Format: FlopTurnRiver Cards)
Hero is BB with [image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/5h.gif], [image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/5c.gif].
, CO calls, 2 folds
, Hero raises
, CO calls.
(4.50 SB) [image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/6d.gif], [image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/kh.gif], [image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/ad.gif] (2 players)
, CO folds.
In the second hand, it doesn't matter that I probably had the best hand. It matters that my opponent folded his hand, regardless of what hand that was.
Limit hold'em is a bit more subtle in some of its nuances than it first seems (first impression: "bet-and-everyone-calls"). But it's fun.