Originally Posted by BrianBoyko
I've got a trip to Vegas in two weeks. I'd like to, in my trip to Vegas, try more $3/6 and $4/8 limit games. I think the lower short term variance of $3/6 and 4/8 will help me enjoy my trip longer.
I actually first started out playing Limit on Full Tilt, and could best 0.10/0.20, but that was pre-BF, and I haven't seriously played Limit in a year.
Now, I'm primarily an NLHE player live, simply because of a lack of oppertunity to play anything else. There is a 3/6 (5/10 kill) home game, but it's not soft (the players are VERY serious and practice a lot) and it's a mixed game of Omaha/8 as well - a game I suck at.
What can I do in the next two weeks to prepare for retraining my mind for Limit Holdem? Obviously, I'm going to need to tighten up, folding low pocket pairs and suited connectors in early position, getting rid of my KJs-es and AJo-s when 3-bet... is there any poker literature - or 2+2 forum thread designed to help NLHE players with the transition to LHE?
You should be able to limp in with the lower pocket pairs in early position. There would have to be something unusual about the game for you to be folding that in early position.
The variance in those games is definitey not low, and it can easily put a lot of players on tilt. With all the players that like to chase, it's often hard to win a hand. You shouldn't be doing much bluffing, and players will call your bets and raises a lot, so you'll hope to make the best hand, and then hope that it holds up, which it often won't. It's common to have sessions when one player after another will catch a miracle card to beat you. With all the people who like to chase, it's VERY common.
These games are much tougher than they look with the rake being so high. Expect big swings and a low winrate, if you're even able to beat the game at all.