Limit Hold Em Basics
Players who jumped straight into No Limit Hold Em without playing Limit Hold Em will be shocked at the strategy differences between the two games. No Limit Hold Players who try to play Limit Hold Em typically play incorrectly and do not know what they are doing wrong. Limit Hold is a game of pushing small edges, while No Limit Hold Em is a game where players play for entire stacks.
In Limit Holdem on a site like party poker, the bets are fixed. Thus, a player cannot take all of his opponent’s chips in one hand. Instead, the goal of Limit Hold Em is to bet and continue firing whenever the player is holding the best hand at that moment. In No Limit Hold Em, this is not the case, as players holding the best hand statistically may choose to play conservatively. No Limit Hold Em is said to be an art, while Limit Hold Em is said to be a science.
The frustrating part of Limit Hold Em is that it is almost impossible to bet an opponent off a draw, since a player is limited in how much he can bet. The opponent will usually get the right odds he needs to chase draws and many times, he will hit his draw. But that is okay, because in the long run, the player consistently chasing the draw will lose more money than they win.
Limit Holdem Strategy
As mentioned, Limit Holdem is not a game where the players have there whole stacks at risk. Relative to the level a player is playing, there is an absolute maximum the player can lose and win in one hand. Because of this, players should not be playing the speculative hands that they might play in No Limit Hold Em. These hands especially include small pairs and suited connectors.
These types of hands play very, very poorly in Limit Hold Em on poker star from almost every position. In Limit Hold Em, the value of the cards comes with their size, that is, players want to be playing big cards. Broadway cards, as well as medium to big pairs are the best hands to play in FL holdem, since players holding most of these hands will statistically be ahead. These hands however, must be played correctly, because they only play well players are able to build big pots that they win. FL players must be careful to win big pots with their big hands and let the small pots go when winning is unlikely.