Originally Posted by herbdizzle
What were the buy-in limits for the 1/2 NL & 2/5 NL? Heading up Thursday for some Ohio Poker. Never thought I'd see the day.
I dont understand the obsession about 2/5 or bigger. 2/5 games were amazing at Nautica for years, I played a lot... Now they are HORRIBLE. 2/5 doesnt even run at Garfield and you get 1 table at Nautica. 2/5 fish went busto and the good players are left wondering what they are going to do. Go anywhere in the US and 2/5 is the biggest regular game that runs (5/10 sometimes and rarely 10/20). 2/5 is a big game to play daily and by that I mean the good players are all at that game. $500 buy ins dont seem like a lot but I see people get stuck 3K in a session. You can have 20k swings in 2/5... I know for a fact and know a few who have had that.
The answer today is PLO. In a few years maybe 2-7 or back to limit games.
I will say it again. Limit hold em or Limit poker in general is the best for poker economies. Fish dont bust in 1 hand and have money that last. Games run longer. Games are played more standard. Limit is a harder game to stay a consistant winner and I believe more skill.... In the long run, the better players win and the bad players lose. In NL a fish can go on a run and people may or may not give it back. PLO is even worse.