This past weekend I went to a charity game in Columbus, OH. I played in a $3/$6 short handed limit hold ‘em game. I haven’t played limit hold ‘em seriously since early June when I played a $2/$4 game with some friends. Predictably, I made some mistakes, but I was still profitable (earning about 1.5BB an hour).
I think my biggest mistake was that I called way too much when I was behind with very few outs. Limit hold ‘em is all about playing the odds and making profitable plays – that means focusing on pot odds, drawing odds, and most importantly: folding when you’re way behind. Several times I knew I played to the river with 5 outs (or less) but for some reason I found myself calling people down, expecting them to turn over nothing. More times than not they flipped over top pair top kicker and raked in the chips.
When I played pots aggressively, raising every chance I got, I usually took down the pot. A lot of people who started out playing no limit hold ‘em think limit hold ‘em is a game that doesn’t lend itself to making plays at pots or doesn’t allow for a lot of bluffing. I disagree – and I’ll explain 2 plays I used that won me 10-15 big bets. visitez le site
- Call on the flop, raise on the turn. This play is very effective when you have an opponent heads up and suspect they may have a weak middle pair or maybe a top pair with a bad kicker. A raise on the flop isn’t very intimidating, and it almost certainly won’t get a top pair to fold. If you 2 bet the turn and force your opponent to put in another