Texas Hold'em Tips on Longhand Limit
Here are basic hold'em tips on playing the longhand limit.
Starting hands in the preflop is a major concern. Too many beginners commit the mistake of wanting to pay every possible poker hand they can imagine with their cards. Longhand limit requires patience. We wait for the good cards to "come" to us and give us our good hand to start with. A good hand is something like this:
With starting hands of two aces or two face cards, we raise and re-raise to put as much bets into the pot. This is a good hand. We get these cards we decide at once to play them. Just beware of an ace and a king or two jacks if we suspect strongly that some else in our crowd has something higher, like two aces or kings. How do we guess this? A player who keeps raising is probably it—more so if the player is raising like mad preflop.
Another scenario of a good hand is two nines or an ace and a queen or a king and queen, but they're not that strong. We would need to hit and get right cards. We can take these hands and play especially when only a handful of players are around. The thing is to raise to make them fold. But don't re-raise. The hands are not worth it. If someone else does, call. Among hold'em tips here is never raise only to be re-raised. There's not much chance in the flop here. If we're in the late position calling a raise is okay—just make sure the caller is not occupying an early position and mighty good at it. What we want in Limit Hold'em is getting in a favorable situation on our way into the flop.
When the hand is a double 8 or ace and jack, among hold'em tips is to play them but be careful with the latter hand. It is bound to be beaten by higher kickers like an AK. These hands are okay when suited (of the same suit) for more winning odds. Being in a late position with these hands is good positioning. We can better weigh the situation as we watch what others have done. When all the others have strong hands we are given the warning to fold. But if we bluff good and they have folded to us except a few, raise the bet.
Texas Hold'em longhand limit takes a lot of waiting for the right hand and positioning.