Texas holdem Poker- playing low limits tables
Games with betting structures consisting of stakes
that are $2- $4 or lower are typically going to be considered Low Limit games.
Within the Low Limit category there is another distinction. Micro Limit
games are low limit games with extremely low bets that start around $1
and can go as low as a penny. With less risky stakes it only makes sense
that Low Limit tables are going to be where the beginners and less skilled players gather. you need to think about that
becouse the Pokerstrategy on those tables is different.
An experienced player might look at this as an easy feeding frenzy,
but that’s not the right approach to take- this is the wrong Pokerstrategy .
If you scare the fish off quickly you’ll
miss valuable opportunities to get more out of the table. However, controlling play
while fish are at the table is no easy task. At the Low Limit tables, even more so
the Micro Limit ones, the collective playing style of the table is most likely to be
very loose when you’re up against players that easily go on tilt and some that aren’t
even playing for the money.
With play this loose using poker strategy can become quite a challenge.
Because many inexperienced players want to try to get in on every hand, which the
low stakes lends to, it’s going to alter how you need to play to win. This leads
to the first point in playing strategy, don’t count on the bluff in Low Limit games.
There will be too many players staying in the game no matter what they’re dealt so
they won’t be deterred by the bluff, especially when it won’t cost much to see the next card.
Also keep in mind because of these low stakes money isn’t going to be
quite the issue it is at higher, or possible all-in stakes. This leads to people being
harder to read during the hand. They aren’t taking as much time to decide what action
they’re going to take since their mind is more likely set on playing it through. This
lack of contemplation doesn’t give you as much opportunity to read and analyze their playing.
So you’ll have to match their loose play, even if you typically play a tighter game.
If you’re going to get the chance to take down the pot you’re going to have to get in more hands, plain and simple.
If not your stack will go to the blinds while other players catch lucky cards. Playing more hands is going to mean
a greater variance in your game and thus your stack. Your session bankroll for a Low Limit game should account for
the difference in the swings. remember the Pokerstrategy is
different on each table
To make up for these hurtles you’ll have to count on your technical game.
You’ll be more reliant on using the cards, both your hole cards and the community cards, for your game analysis.
Being able to quickly and accurately sum up the strength of your hole cards and how they can be used with the
board is going to be your barometer for how far you should stay in the game. This is also to your advantage
since beginner players will have less skill and experience in this sort of strategy. You won’t throw away
as many bets as the other players and when you have a good hand you’ll have a better chance of slowly building up the pot.
Low Limit games are the game of choice to for those are really
looking to play more for fun than money, those who are beginners and those with
a slim bankroll that they’re trying to build. If you’re learning the game you
should start here and work your way up to larger stakes where you can better
improve your game against players with more skill and poker strategy.