The most important skill you can have at $1/$2 is patience. Sit back and wait for a good hand. You should still be folding 80% of your hands. Most $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em players are still prone to playing too many bad hands and playing them way too far. The patient $1/$2 player will still win the most over the long term!
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In a $1/$2 No Limit Holdem cash game your average opponent won’t play against you enough to use unbalanced play against you. Use this idea to exploit weak players by making larger raises with strong hands to extract more value.
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In most $1/$2 no-limit hold'em games, a winning session of around $50-$200 is normal and should be considered successful, especially if this was your first attempt at playing in a live casino.
The best 1/2 no limit cash game strategy is to play a tight and aggressive style both preflop and postflop. You need to hammer on the loose passive recreational players and avoid going on tilt when they get lucky against you.
This is a very simple strategy designed to absolutely crush the loose passive games that you will typically find at 1/2 no limit. It isn't glamorous and it will most definitely be a grind. But this is the nature of being a professional poker player.
A typical rule of thumb for these Vegas $1/$2 games is to raise to about 4x BB plus one additional BB for each limper. Thus we would raise to $10, $12, $14, or $16 as the number of limpers ...
The problem is that there are two ways to win a pot in No-Limit Hold’em: 1. Have the best hand. 2. Get your opponent to fold. You are never going to get your opponent to fold by calling. That’s the inherent advantage of betting. You might win without having the best hand. Think about how many times you’ve been dealt a crappy hand or you ...
Video 1 of my series on how to beat 1/2 live poker cash games. Poker Strategy 101! This video series applies to players who are having trouble at $1/$2 NLH...