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I have never tested the waters with Limit Hold'em at a casino.But I plan on doing so in the near future.I have only played online.And my normal game is 3-6 & 5-10 short handed limit on Pokerstars.With my unfamiliarity with the casinos, I am unsure how the games will compare to what I am used to online.And I am not sure how my skills will fare on the felt.To those of you who are experienced casino players, would you recommend starting out at a lower limit to get my feet wet?Or would I be able to handle a 3-6 or 5-10 B&M game just as well as I do online?Please advise.--CM

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go there sober, order a drink, and take lots of deep breaths.there'll be 6 people to every flop, and people will cold-call a raise with K7o and A4o. A2s will be an insta-call.the level of play will be lower than anything you've done in a while. picture every opponent riding the short bus to school, and their mittens safety-pinned onto their sleeves, and you should be fine.

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Play as high as your bankroll will allow. You won't regret it. You'll wish that you can multitable live because the play is that bad.

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Like everyone is saying, if you have the bankroll and skills to play 3/6 - 5/10 Shorthanded online you should jump right into a 10/20 or higher live game. Trust me, that game has way worse players than anything you'll see at your normal online limits.

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I have only played online.And my normal game is 3-6 & 5-10 short handed limit on Pokerstars.To those of you who are experienced casino players, would you recommend starting out at a lower limit to get my feet wet?Or would I be able to handle a 3-6 or 5-10 B&M game just as well as I do online?Please advise.--CM
When I was just getting started playing online, I was playing .5/1 and 1/2. I was easily- EASILY- the best player at every limit table I ever played at, including a 20/40 game I played that was an "all-star" game at the biggish poker room I played at. There are a few adjustments you have to make, I think, when you're playing live. You're only playing one table- and people play more hands as a rule- so you'll be able to get super-accurate reads against your opponents super-quick, and be willing to trust them. After a few orbits, you'll probably be able to be able to do stupidly reckless stuff, like folding big hands when there's no reason you should, except there's a 0% chance that guy in the hat is putting that 3rd bet in there without at LEAST a straight, or maybe a set. I've read a few of your strat posts. You're a good poker-thinker, so you'll be fine playing anything around 10/20 to 30/60, depending on how many people are playing at your local casino, and what size games they are spreading. I rambled alot, but you'll be absolutely SHOCKED at how bad some of the play is at whatever casino you go to, no matter the level. "Gee, I'm scared this guy is like a 20/40 pro!" He probably is. But there's no way he's better than you. And if it's a 9 handed game, and 4 players play good, plus you, you're still going to kill. But this is completely irrelevant, because I've never seen a game in which my drunk ass can't just kill people, and I am just awful.So, whatever you can afford, until you hear otherwise. The first time you go, play something a little beneath you, maybe, just so you can get the feel for how it works, and the mistakes bad players make live, and how you should appropriately counter.Wang
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For some strange reason, call it variance, I haven't had a good winning day at the 3/6 tables in a long time. Granted, my sessions are short, and not very often. The play is awful though.
I have had the same experience my last few times playing live, and I am sure, for myself at least, it has something to do with the unbelievably slow pace of playing one table live as opposed to 4 online, as I find myself lowering my calling standards and then when I am in a hand, well its my only hand for the past half hour so I can't possibly fold even when I should... things like that. I also am pretty sure that my physical tells are blatant, but I can't imagine the 2-4 or 3-6 tables I play are picking up on that much.So, to the OP, assuming you can deal with the mental aspect of play grinding to a halt, and that you don't have any ridiculous physical tells, you should be in prime shape to make a killing at the insane donk-fest that is live poker, because the players are every bit as bad as described above.
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The highest LHE I've played live is 10/20 and these folks are all dead on with their reads. Tremendously easier than low stakes LHE online. AINEC. I've been check raised on dry flops with K/8 etc online in .25/.50 games before.

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I played some 20/40 LHE live back in the spring...the play was quite bad...though most of the players were quite drunk. The only thing I'd suggest in a loose game like that though...be prepared to go hours without winning a hand. It can be quite trying to your patience.

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