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Old 10-20-2007, 03:22 PM
Jailblazers Jailblazers is offline
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Default Which game fits which type of people?

Hi, I want to start focusing on just one game and I'm trying to figure out what types of games fit my personality/natural skills.

Can somebody please make a list of what innate skills are needed to excel quickly at these games?

Cash Games

NLHE
LHE
PLO
LimitO
Omaha8
PLO8
Stud Hi
Stud8
Razz
Draw Games

Edited to Add: I just want to know what makes certain guys mop up some games but are unable to do so in others. For example, what makes Nick Frangos such a world-class stud player even though he is only an above-average holdem player. Or why is Kaibuxxe so good at PLO, how was he able to rise to nosebleed stakes so quickly? Thx, I appreciate this alot.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Which game fits which type of people?

it's just like computer games, a world champion of quake 3 might get his ass owned at halo 3, or vice versa. Poker is the same.
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: Which game fits which type of people?

just try a bit of everything and youll find your best games soon enough
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: Which game fits which type of people?

PLO

Not for the faint of heart [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]! Be ready to find a lot of drawing and suck outs, but if you really understand where you are in a hand and can utilize the lack of knowledge of other players ( primiarly people who use holdem rules to play PLO), you can make a lot of $$$. This game requires a lot of patience. Bluffing, although it is necessary at certain points in the game, is not as important or as common as in Holdem. It also is more a game suited for people who like to nut peddle and who understand the NUTS is not always the NUTS. Be prepared to be only a 55% favoirte in a lot of hands [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]!
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:42 PM
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Default Re: Which game fits which type of people?

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just try a bit of everything and youll find your best games soon enough

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That is some of the best advice ever given on this site.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:54 PM
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You best game is the one you enjoy the most playing
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:01 AM
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I don't know about individual skills required for all of those games. There are definitely common denominators shared by all of them though, two of the most important being patience and dicipline.

In holdem, the best players excel because they can read situations and players very well. Makine sense of betting patterns, stack matchups, etc. A lot of people will tell you this doesn't apply online, but they're dead wrong.

In limit games like Stud or Razz, players excel because of good 'card sense', and mathematical ability. Being able to make decisions based on odds, and exposed cards, etc

These are a few of the general traits i've noticed for each game.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:08 AM
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Default Re: Which game fits which type of people?

no one will ever tell you that does not apply online . . .

but yes, nl is alot more about making few very important decisions rather than lots of less important ones.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:16 AM
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hyper-aggressive and I like all of them. decent HORSE to NLHE player
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:10 AM
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That description absolutely convinces me to NEVER play PLO.
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