Advanced Shorthand Limit Texas Holdem

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 23:07

Advanced Shorthand Limit Texas Holdem

Advanced shorthand limit.

When playing Texas Hold'em, players may choose among No Limit, Longhand Limit, Shorthand Limit, or Advanced Shorthand Limit. In Advanced Shorthand Limit, it can be wise for players to fold during a battle of aces. If someone having an ace already went in, players shouldn't quickly follow suit because he might get beaten by his opponent's pocket pair, a mean ace and high kicker combo, or a pair of face cards. These hands have been proven to come out better in three-way conditions, so players should use their heads and fold. Another thing to avoid doing in shorthand limit games is playing ahead of one's bankroll. Unlike in Longhand Limit, Advanced Shorthand Limit games have the tendency to get tricky in different situations because of the players' aggression and the game's pace.

Calculating and observing an opponent's move may also help players win in Advanced Shorthand Limit because most players with good hands don't bluff about it. Flop bluffing can be effective for games with two or three players. This strategy can make players win if they use it with ease and good instinct. This kind of bluffing works its magic when no one gets something after the flop. Some players can get the cash right after betting, but then there is the possibility of their opponents holding a suited pair of a face card and a small card or a small card and an Ace. If this is the case, players who bet after a flop and got called by his opponents should just fold.

Slowplaying is a great technique in Advanced Shorthand Limit and Shorthand Limit games. This technique is like punishing someone who calls on a flop, but did not bet afterwards. Players who do this often have good hands and think their opponent is just bluffing about owning the winning hand. If players think they got called with the next best hand, then they should go on a betting spree until the river only if they own the winning hand. But if they don't, it is wise to check-fold or bluff every now and then.

Slowplaying works well for players having a winning hand and for players who have opponents thinking they could get one good hand, which still isn't going to beat the winning hand. If one of these conditions isn't met, players shouldn't go slowplaying because they might just get a slow, painful loss.

Advanced Shorthand Limit players usually get confused in their moves when they get a paired board's third card. It usually turns into a sticky situation where a player can either get the winning hand or not. The best move for this situation is to play carefully. Any player who gets into this condition should remember to look into two things: their opponent's hand that could beat theirs and their opponent's chance to win. Players can determine if their opponent has a better chance of winning than they have through the value of the flop's pair. A good pair on a flop can make players go crazy over betting, especially if they own good hands.