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Need Advice for Local Live Cash Game - Sat Jul 06, 2013, 11:42 AM
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So yesterday was my first day at a live cash game. It was fixed limit with only one blind that is a $1. On the pre-flop and flop you can call for a $1 or raise to $3. On the turn and river you can bet $3-6.

What I had trouble with is that Id buy in for $20 for 20 chips and Id play too tight. What is the reccomended bankroll for this structure and how much should I buy in for. I felt like I was playing way too tight. The game felt very loose. Usually the betting was $3 on preflop and post flop. $6 on turn and river.

I felt like I was waiting for only a monster hand to play those stakes.
 
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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 11:54 AM
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I've never heard of that structure but it sounds interesting.

One thing, I'd not buy in for $20. I want to stack off my opponents when I do hit strong. I think a buy in of $50 or $100 would be a better choice.

Are you saying everyone had to pay $1 in every pot?

As in FLHE you want to isolate players and have position, I'm raising every pot I enter to thin the field, I'm also a lot looser in position. Be aware where you sit at the table and whose to act after you - are they aggressive or do they just like limping? Try and see a lot of flops with position and be aware of your opponents betting tendencies.

Try playing some FLHE to get the practice in.

I'd love to play your game BTW.
 
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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Only the person at the dealer button puts a $1 in but if youre not on the button youre given the option to ante up a certain amount. If you do youre given a house points chip to get into a tournament
 
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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 12:18 PM
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I'm still a little unsure of the rules but if $1 is not compulsory then we can tighten up our range and be a bit more selective with our starting hands. I'm still buying in for the maximum allowed or be one of the biggest stacks at the table. It's very important we can max out every street, we can put a lot more play into our chips and also win the most amount of money. If you sit with $20 and are dealt AA, the most you can win from every player is $20. Try and have most players covered before you buy in for this reason.
 
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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 01:24 PM
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Hi intellstart!

When I'm playing 3/6 limit (which I have done a number of times)... I always buy-in for $120-150 and if my stack drops below $100, I'm topping it up. I'm doing this so that I can maximize value for my big hands as I don't ever want to run out of chips to raise with.

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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 09:10 PM
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I dont have a huge bankroll right now since I just started going to live games. I have about $100 and there is no smaller games in Montana, US. Would I be best to just buy in for the $100? It seems like when I lose a hand even though it was a pretty good hand its all $20 down and I cant recover.
 
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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 09:22 PM
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Honestly, I'd wait until I could put 200-300 in my pocket to take with me. I waited an extra year before playing the 3/6 limit games, in order to do so. The reason for it is that I want to be able to take maximum advantae of my better hands, which I can't do if I don't have the chips.

Totally understand your situation in the US.. I'm in Chicago.

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