Mikey75
Mikey75
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March 25th, 2019 at 8:08:15 AM permalink
Iím thinking about playing some poker at a place that offers a bonus for the highest hand for the hour. The bonus is $100 and will be given to the player that has the highest hand for that hour. I know itís not a lot of $$ but would this change your strategy any of you where playing this game? I would have a option of playing 3/6 limit or 1/3 no limit as well. I havenít played a lot of poker and mostly played limit games. Iím thinking about trying out the no limit this time. $100 min to $509 max buy in for no limit. $30 buy in with no max buy in on the limit game. Thoughts?

Thanks for any advice!
Ayecarumba
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March 25th, 2019 at 8:58:52 AM permalink
Ignore the high hand bonus if it is only $100. Play no limit. If it's your first outing, play tight until the others catch on then leave.
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Mikey75
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March 25th, 2019 at 9:14:26 AM permalink
Iíve played a lot of limit. Only played no limit a couple times. If I go no limit Iíll definitely play tight.
Joeman
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March 25th, 2019 at 9:39:01 AM permalink
If you are chasing the HH bonus, then I would stick to limit -- at $3/$6, most hands will go to showdown, meaning more chances of drawing to the HH. I'd say 90% of the time at my local cardroom, the HH goes to someone on one of the $2/$4 limit tables, which may comprise 1/3 to 1/2 of all tables going during the promotion.

You may notice that players at the limit tables, if they are chasing the HH, will not play very aggressively if they have a hand that could turn into 4oak or a SF. They don't want to chase everyone off before their hand gets there (or doesn't).

But Aye is right -- $100/hr is not that much in the land of High Hand Bonuses. My local will occasionally run a $400 HH every 15 min (of course there are usually running 15 or so tables during this promo, and they take an extra $2 out of every pot over $20 to cover their HH and BB promos).
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Mikey75
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March 25th, 2019 at 9:45:41 AM permalink
Thanks for the reply. Yeah I know thatís a small bonus but itís where Iím goin got be at the time Iím going to be there so I figured why not play it lol.
Ayecarumba
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Mikey75
March 25th, 2019 at 9:46:03 AM permalink
I encourage you to try it (edit: No Limit). The game is very different, (and in my opinion, a lot more fun) when the dynamic of bluffing is in full force. Of course, the swings are bigger, but remember that action in "All In" works two ways. You can react to your opponents, or you can act first. The beauty of the game is learning which to use, and when and how to use it.
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