I play Texas Holdem.... would like to learn other games too but feel its best to concentrate on soely one to begin with.
I limit because its 'safer' and to be honest most books are geared towards limit so I felt it would be a better starting point than no limit / pot limit.
I have had a look at the reconmended starting hands here ... TBH I play a LOT looser than that.
Im a fairly tight player Im using the starting hands reconmended by Sklansky in Small Stakes holdem.
I think you need to play more than the top 10 hands otherwise people peg you as a rock and you get no action... and also because in small stakes people routinely see the flop so the cost is low yet the implied odds
are very high.
Saying that I am struggling here a little.
Basically I am happy to play only these hands. Ok sometimes Ill lay down cards which turn out to be the best hand.. but I know that this happens so infrequently with poor cards that its not winning stratagy to use them.
However i notice that my table image here seems to suffer.
Ill sit down at a table (online) and usually get a bit of luck etc play some good starting cards and make some money.
THEN the cards go cold for a while. Im happy to fold them, but after laying down say 20 hands in a row i feel that my image is that of a rock.. so when I do get delt the nuts, I get very little action.
To combat this I play some rubbish cards every once in a while to make it look like im giving some action but i seem to loose too much this way as I am not sure with what frequency to do this and how often to go all the way to the river.
Any suggestions or comments guys?