Switching to limit ring - I have questions!
In an earlier thread where we were discussing out goals for 2007, I said that my primary goal was getting into a nice groove and playing a lot of good, disciplined poker. As part of that, I am thinking about getting into some limit ring action. I am by background more of a NL and Omaha tournament player, but I learned my basics playing limit.
Limit suits both my existing strengths in poker (probabilities and maths) and I hope it will also help me improve my weaknesses (discipline). I understand that it is a very different animal than NL tourneys, and plan to change my gameplan accordingly. Variety is the spice of life!
I plan to pick a fruitful site, pick a limit, and play 10k hands at that limit to start. I'll consider moving up or whatever once that's done.
I have a bunch of questions, and I'm hoping the limit players among us can give me a hand:
(1) What limit should I play?
I consider myself to be an ok intermediate poker player. I have read and absorbed Sklansky's ToP, Harrington's 3 books, and probably a half dozen other books by them, Miller, McEvoy, etc. So as far as my game goes, I feel I will be able to perform at a high level fairly quickly, I just need to time to adjust my play to the game. Based on F Paulsson's bankroll guidelines, I can probably safely play anything up to $5/$10 (at least following my tourney win recently), but I have no ambition to start anywhere near that high and wouldn't mind cashing out some anyway. I don't want to start too low, though, either, because I think that will stunt my learning somewhat. My object is to get better as much as it is to beat the game.
Based on this, where do you think I should start, where good, TAG play can net me a winrate > 0? $0.50/$1, $1/2, $2/4? Lower? Higher?
(2) Let's talk starting hands?
I don't need a chart, or really basic information, but what are some of the biggest differences between starting hands you'd raise/call with in NL versus ones you'd raise/call with in limit? Do you not have the implied odds
for low suited connectors? Low pocket pairs? Should I be raising more with high pairs? Etc.
A decent chart for reference wouldn't be bad also.
Note: I enjoy playing short-handed tables and might like to play 6-handed. Please keep that in mind? ... See next question.
(3) Short-handed versus full table?
I like short-handed games because it keeps me more interested, less likely to get bored, and I'm more able to "play the players" which I find improves my game and my results. Thoughts?
(4) Any other tips?
Suggestions for a donk no limit player who wants to try limit?
Hopefully this thread will then be filled with useful information and discussion that others will be able to search later.