What limits do you usually play?

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  1. duece7off said:

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    Lately I have only had enough money to play .25-.25NL online and if in the casino $1-$2NL. I have been doing fairly well and just the other night I ran $10.00 buy in up to $100.00 so that gave me some extra play money. I really would like to have more money to play the higher limits because I feel that you get a different quality of player in those games.
  2. Verndroid said:

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    Personally I play NL50. But only recently moved there. So far with good success. I have been playing NL10 for about a year and moved to NL25 where I stayed for a couple of months before I had the bankroll (and then some) for NL50 where I am currently playing.
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  3. webmonkey said:

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    Yeah I prefer playing NL50 mainly because the quality of the players are much better. I feel all too often reckless players get rewarded down in NL10 but it's a different story when you go all in with $50.
  4. winningedge said:

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    I find playing at the lower limits can be very very dull.. If I'm playing in a low limit game, its pretty much just abc poker for me.. if i dont have the nuts or very near to it, i'll release the hand quite often.. I find at the lower limits, most people dont even notice how tight you've been playing and still give you lots of action when you hit big.
  5. sub-zero said:

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    I like playing the .10-.25NL or the .25-.50NL to start out with on a new site/software, but I will bump it up to .50-1.00NL once I get used to the table and players.
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    Mika Ollila said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by winningedge
    I find at the lower limits, most people dont even notice how tight you've been playing and still give you lots of action when you hit big.
    Quite true. Novice players are still learning the game mechanics and have not yet developed the perception skills to monitor all other players at the table. I recall that whem I was learning to play, all I was able to manage was staring at my own cards and trying to figure out what to do with them.

    Talk about tunnel vision
  7. winningedge said:

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    Yeah, Its a difficut skill to master to be certain.. I still have a very hard time with it at a live poker table, but I think I can do fairly well when playing online.. one of the things ive been working on in my live game is keeping constant runnig track of how much is in the pot so I dont always have to think about pot odds when its my turn to make a decision... I started online, so I've been crippled by the "POT: x$" labels on the online sites
  8. sub-zero said:

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    I hear that. I catch myself having to look and re-look at the turn and river cards on a real table because I have grown accustomed to the online systems telling me what I have automatically and not even paying attention to my actual hand. I realize that isn't good and I have become better than I used to be, but still, having the computer tell you what you have is both good and bad.
  9. mindzero said:

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    I usually play .50 - 1.00NL depends on how my money is.. sometimes I have to go down to .25NL.
  10. PokerPrincess said:

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    Trust me, I have been playing for about 40 years and the fact of the matter is that no matter what the limits you play you are going to get yahoos. The problem with online is that they know you will never meet them so if they have the money to push they will. At the B&M's, especially in AC or Vegas you will find the same kind of people. One night in 2 hours at a $1/$2 no limit $200.00 buy-in a guy went down $8K. He didn't care he had the money to throw around. He came back the next night and the dealer told me all about him while he was getting a coffee. He said look to your left for the sucker. And by gum it was. I took $800 off him in about 1/2 an hour. Unfortunately, I had to leave to meet friends for supper so that was the end of that. But no matter where I play, I always seem to find them.
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  11. r8rpwr said:

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    On that last post, WTF???

    Anyway, while I really enjoy playing poker online, I am fairly conservative by nature, and like to keep the limits fairly low. That way I can enjoy the skill and experience of the game, without worrying that I might lose my shirt.

    I guess that's just my personality; I'm someone who also enjoys the nickel slots in Vegas.
  12. Sabrina said:

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    I stick with the small stuff online.....10 -.25 or even lower...
  13. Teron said:

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    Hmm... i better keep out from casinos...

    just kidding... i know i might lose, but i would not throw out so much money...
  14. jtriple said:

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    For me I play the lowest limits possible. Since I still kind of new to whole scence I don't see the point in throwing the money away. I am in it for the experience now not the cash. I can't imagine being down 8k. That is just unreal.
  15. playgirl said:

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    I usually do about .25NL or sometimes .50-1.00NL if I feel like I might have a good chance. I started out as low as possible in the beginning. Now that I feel more confident I will probably start going higher.
  16. kelkat said:

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    I like the no limits the best. It makes for a far more interesting game. But I guess starting out, low limits are better for learning.
  17. pokerface said:

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    If you like to play and don't like to loose, I would say keep a very low spending limmit. You can have a $5 spending limmit and play all night. If you are a high better then you will need to make a higher spending limmit. I think starting off low and see how it works for you first ad then graduallky increase your spending limmit if you think that it's not enough for you.
  18. cardologist said:

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    I always say start off with what you can afford to loose. Don't play big if you are scared to loose big. Start off slow and play what feels right to you. Everyone has a limmit. If you cant afford to loose then don't play. Its very simple. Just play smart and have fun.
  19. Rowena105 said:

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    Well as far as the limits I play, it depends on how much money I have on that site online. In a live casino I would normally play $1/$2 no limit with a $100-$200 buyin or a $3/$6 limit game and buy in for $100. If I lose that $100 then I go play some slots for a while.
  20. metalmaiden55 said:

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    Yeah The quality of players you can never really predict. I have been playing poker for 3 years now, my dad had taught me how to play. I still get a bit unsteeled before a game..I can't help it. the truth is, you will meet novices and experts the same in all games alike. The quality of players really doesn't change that much ( at least to me) in .25NL. I've played novices reguardless of which NL. I like online poker alot better than real poker, to me it takes some pressure off. I really dont know why.
  21. kelkat said:

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    I like NL best. The amount of the buyin depends on my poker bank account. I limit myself to a certain amount of loss per month (say $50) but my wins don't count against my next months amounts so that I can just bank my wins.
  22. Avian said:

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    I usually stick to low limits. I don't think that I could hold back if a lot was riding on the hand.
  23. kelkat said:

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    If you have your limit in advanced (if you know what you are willing to lose each time you play)then NL can be thrilling - and sometimes short. All the same, the thrill is worth it.
  24. ester11 said:

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    hi i like to play for the low stakes. and then if i get a bit built up i like to increase it.. sometimes i wind up running out of money using this technique.
  25. Dean said:

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    I will only play $10NL or better. I really think that it is true that you can find "bad" players at any limit but you are more likely to find them in the lower limit games because if they are really that bad of player they will never have had the chance to build a bankroll, and not that many people are independantly wealthy.
  26. blf2much said:

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    I prefer the low limit in hopes to make the game last a bit longer and not have such a dramatic impact so quickly. I enjoy playing and dont want to go whole hog before I've had my fill of playing.
  27. honest99 said:

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    I like the math aproach to this, (as to many other questions).
    If you assume that the game gets more difficult on higher levels (a pretty safe assumtion), you should move up when your long term hourly win increases by doing so.
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    As long as you are not winning, you clearly should stay att the lowest possible level.
    When I finally DO begin to win, I think you should consider at least three questions before you move up:

    1. Are you really winning? Most of us has been up pretty much only to realize that we later have lost again. You really need a lot of winnnings to know for sure. In no limit I would guess something like 50 stacks up at least.

    2. Even if you are winning. Will you really win more one level up? Maybe you will loose? Diffcult to answer. I guess you need to move up know. Just allow yourself to move down again quickly in the beginning.

    3. Do you have enough of bankroll for the new level?
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    DUA82 said:

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    online i usually play 1/2, 2/4 or 3/6 nl and when i play live i play 2/5 mostly. i usually buy in for 300 and when im 2k, i play in the 5/10 nl
  29. CardChick said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avian
    I usually stick to low limits. I don't think that I could hold back if a lot was riding on the hand.
    I agree with this, me too.
  30. sub-zero said:

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    We usually play pot limit; that works well and fills the expectation of a good game without too much crazy betting that throws the game off. We like the game to last longer; that is more important than a big win, as when we get together in person we usually play just for fun and socializing. A good friendly game where nobody gets too crazy is best for me.