re: Poker & What's YOUR Opinion?
Being unable to defend your hand in Limit is a draw-back. Once someone calls pre-flop and gets a piece of the flop, they are inevitably getting the pot odds
to call at least one small bet to see the Turn card. However, many of these calling stations don't even know what pot odds
are, let alone why they are important. And, as I noted in my previous response, they will suck out on you and you must learn to deal with it.
For example, I played some $2/$4 Limit yesterday afternoon. I previously said that pre-flop raises were generally a waste of money. The one exception is if you are first in the pot. I was UTG with pocket K's, so I raised to $4, because I knew what was likely to happen..some donkey with and Ace rag was going to call and hit an Ace on the flop. Sure enough, the old timer on the button called me with A 7 off-suit and hit his A on the flop to win the hand. Obviously, he made a horrible call. I could have had anything from AJ suited on up, so he could have been easily dominated. But, he probably doesn't even know what being dominated is. He was a net looser during the session, so in the long run his horrible calls caught up with him. Of course, I was not always the beneficiary of his bad play. And, that's the FRUSTRATING part!!!