Hey guys, I play the 5/10 and 10/20 NL live games in Tampa, and often with the rock (That's where the winner of a hand has to do a mandatory straddle the next hand unless they're in the blinds). When the 10/20 runs, it's uncapped, and the max buy-in for the 5-10 is 5,000, although I would say the average buyin is 1k to 2k. If I play at Derby the 5-10 is capped at 1,500.
What do you think is the optimal strategy in terms of changing our preflop calling/raising strategy? How about position, and the added dynamic of position relative to the rock? The dynamics of the table can sometimes change dramatically to people raise stealing with bets of 125-160 at the 5-10 rock game. I would like to hear your input on this,because I've only been playing with the rock for a couple months.
Limping with hands in these live games with the rock like Q 10 suited, especially at the more passive tables seems to be very profitable as well. This is live action we're talking about, so yes they're calling a lot more thin too. Thoughts? Raising hand ranges? Limping hand ranges? I know this might sound kind of noobish, but was wondering if anyone had some good advice for these rock games, because they usually have a significant impact on the game dynamic.