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There are Some New Limit Hold’em Games in Las Vegas

“Why didn’t you raise?”

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Mar 04, 2011


There are some new limit hold’em games in town, and the dynamics and face of limit hold’em in Las Vegas have been transformed. Bellagio has modified its limits and structures from $8-$16, $15-$30, and $30-$60 to $10-$20, $20-$40, and $40-$80, with two-chip/four-chip blinds rather than the two-chip/three-chip structure of old. The changes have revitalized interest in limit hold’em in Vegas. As I turned over my straight, my defeated opponent asked, “Why didn’t you raise?” “Action Sam” immediately chimed in with a wisecrack about me lifting up my skirt while I played. But raising should be done only when there is sound value attached to the play. The need to feel “macho” shouldn’t have anything to do with it. In fact, there are some damn-fine, aggressive female players out there these days! Two players had limped in, and Action Sam put in his usual raise, folding the line of weak-tight pros ...

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