Monday, January 18, 2010

Double Stakes Fixed Limit Dealer's Choice

We played the aforementioned format on Saturday. Some observations:

* I liked the change from the normal format.

* I was thinking of doing 5/10 and using $5 chips but I am convinced that it would play WAY differently than with $1 chips so I figured 4/8 would be fine and it would not offend my OCD nature by having 2/5 blinds. I think 4/8 was a decent stake level though I think it still played a little too loose at times, especially as the night wore on.

* I am a donk for making crying calls when I know I am beat just because I know how much it's going to cost in advance. As Marsh pointed out, I was not playing fixed limit correctly. The point is to save chips, especially the big bets. If you think you're behind, fold, don't just spew chips.

* It's a much different game. Not better or worse, just different. There is only so much pressure a player can apply in fixed limit. I didn't get a very 1st person good feel for how the games played at double stakes since I was fairly card dead and didn't get overly involved.

I'm looking forward to the next time we do this. Any other comments on how it went?


Adam said...

I enjoyed mixing things up a bit, despite my unfamiliarity with may of the games. As someone who's played MUCH more limit than NL in his illustrious poker career, my FL comfort overrode my discomfort in playing games I'd played very rarely, if at all.

I woudn't mind doing this once a quarter or so...

Lee said...

I had a good time. Mixing up the games is great, except playing 2 orbits of omaha in a row :D

But I would definitely be in for this once a month or every other month.