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Limit Holdem Strategy

Limit Texas Holdem is a good way to start in you are new to online or live poker games. The most popular poker game online  is fixed limit Texas holdem cash games and tournaments. Weaker players are more likely to hold on to there bankroll in the long run playing limit since there chips are protected from all in bets. However, Limit Texas hold'em can prove deceptive to less-skilled players.

Some players believe that you can simply sit and call down the hands whenever you have pot odds, without taking much notice of your opponents. In fact, this is how a majority of Limit Texas hold'em players act on low-limit tables . In addition, intermediate players are very commonly afflicted with a lack of discipline and a lack of applied aggression.

The most profitable style of play in a limit holdem game would be tight-aggressive style. Some of the key skills to master limit Texas holdem games would be first, overall discipline at the table playing only premium hands so you should be only seeing only around 25% of the flops. When selecting at table , avoid the tight-aggressive tables with strong players. Look for loose tables where most of the players are seeing the flop around 30% of the time.

Second reading your opponents, this is a very important factor in becoming a profitable poker player. Try to remember the playing styles of your opponents: questions you should ask yourself include, what kind of hands do they raise with?

What hands do they re-raise with? Do they call all the way with weak holdings? How do they play pocket pairs? How do they play their draws? What kinds of hands do they call/raise with from early position? What type of hands do they check-raise with?

If you can get this nailed down, your profits will rise quickly and the game will be a lot easier for you. During live play you will have to keep mental notes but most online poker sites let you keep notes  on each player on the table.

The next thing you should learn to be a successful limit calculating pot odds. Making quick decisions before knowing your pot odds can have you losing more in the long run. When you have the odds in your favor don't just call, make the raise. 

In addition to know your pot odds and reading your opponents you should always try to vary your play by limping in on some strong hands and call on hands you should be raising. Changing style during the game will confuse your opponent giving them a tougher read on you. These are some of the most common beginner mistakes and things to avoid when playing limit Texas holdem.

  •  Playing too many starting hands

  • Poor table selection

  • Not factoring in pot odds

  • Not raising premium hands

  • Not folding modest hands

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