re: Poker & Your Weakness
I see alot of players say the have trouble with stud which kind of surprises me, but I'm an old man and that's all we used to play before everybody "discovered" poker.
Some small advice about stud I thought I'd share if any one cares:
The average winning hand in 7 card stud is trip 7s.
Don't play 2 card straight or flush cards (i.e. you are dealt Kd, 9d, 3s), the reason, you have to chase too many cards to make your hand. Chasing in stud is death.
Push High pairs but pay attendtion to the other players. If you have 2 jacks in the hole and someone with a King showing reraises you there is a very strong change you are beat, don't be afraid to fold pocket pairs to raises.
Memorize the cards that come up and factor in the cards showing to your decisions. For instance you have 2 sevens in the first 3 cards but 2 other players had 7s showing it's going to be very difficult for you to win the hand. Same with flush and straight draws, you have to know what cards are out there that can help you. You also need to know what cards are out that can help you opponents. For instance, your opponent shows 3 spades and is betting representing a flush (which is a very common thing to do in stud), it's important to know how many spades are left. If you have 2 spades in your hand and you counted 8 other spades from folded hands, then you know your opponent is bluffing.
Well, I will stop my rambling for now, I hope this helped someone.
One last thing in stud and all limit games, ALWAYS BET WHEN YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE BEST HAND. Don't slow play (except in some rare occurences) BET, BET, BET. There is usually some donk that will chase, make them pay. NEVER EVER EVER GIVE FREE CARDS WITHOUT THE ABSOLUTE NUTS.