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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:56 pm
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Hi there,
I'm new to poker and have never played in a real casino.
I've just started playing online , and at the moment I am playing holdem competitions online at both pot limit and no limit.
My question for all you experts is:
what different tactics should I adopt when playing these different comps?, ie what is/are the main diffences?
As I am new I havent as yet seen any, but I'm sure there must be some ( else why are both games played?)
Thanks in advance for any advice
steveyboy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 8:43 pm
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As I see it the main difference between PL and NL is the ability to over bet the pot in NL. (Sorry to state the obvious) This has important consequences both pre and post flop.

Before the flop in NL 'decent' starting hands can in some sense be protected by large raises. OMHO position has a greater importance in PL as the money currently in the pot determines how much you can bet. Often in early position a cheque raise is the only way to eliminate players preflop, this isn't the case in NL.

Post flop position similarly can play a greater role in PL rather than NL. When drawing it is possible to semi bluff with an all-in in NL, this is often not possible in PL as the pot is not big enough. You really want to avoid being in the position where you are drawing with one card to come and a pot size bet puts you all in. In NL this can be avoided by an all in on the flop but often this isn't possible in PL.

Hope this makes some sense and in some way helps,

Steveyboy
--Previous Message--

: Hi there,
: I'm new to poker and have never played in a real casino.
: I've just started playing online , and at the moment I am playing holdem
: competitions online at both pot limit and no limit.
: My question for all you experts is:
: what different tactics should I adopt when playing these different comps?, ie
: what is/are the main diffences?
: As I am new I havent as yet seen any, but I'm sure there must be some ( else
: why are both games played?)
: Thanks in advance for any advice
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