re: Poker & Fixed Limit Strategy?
well, i'm quite novice at these myself, but my coach came from the days when everything was limit...and he still crushes limit tourneys.
here's what he has told me, in a nutshell:
1) chasing is no good. implied odds aren't there since you can't play for stacks once you hit
2) it's really all about the discipline of getting that extra bet when you're ahead and saving that extra bet when you're behind.
3) small ball strategies apply for obvious reasons
is still there, but much less a part of the game
5) 5th street is your key decision making street...you should basically know exactly how your'e going to play your hand for the next 2 streets given the various scenarios (like being 2 moves ahead in chess). if you're unsure on 5th street, probably just fold
6) C-betting is practically required in limit flop games
7) in Hi-low games you really want a starting hand with potential to go both ways, high and low.
8) when you've got a lock on half the pot and virtually no equity in the other half the pot and there are 3 players in the hand you DON'T want to jam the pot hard enough that 1 guy folds...you'll do better by keeping the 3rd player in the hand...he is essentially the "profit" that you'll be splitting with the other guy.
9) check raises are a really important part of limit. it's the best way to "protect" your big hands....it's also the most effective way to bluff...but only against thinking, disciplined players.
10) when thinking of your stack, you want to think in terms of "big bets" instead of big blinds....but how those stack sizes match up to specific strategies I don't really know since there is no such thing as "push or fold" in limit... basically it will just tell you how healthy or desperate you are but your options are still always the same: call, fold, raise.
11) your stack goes a little faster in the stud games because the antes make up a bigger portion of each pot