Very surprised by the tighter play at the two tables I have played at so far. I know this is not a big sample, but the first table I sat down at with .50/1 Limit HE was the tightest limit table I have ever seen. I played about 70 hands and managed to scrape a few bucks, but there were no fish at this table (maybe me?). Every seat had a player that had a VP$ percentage of less than 30%, most in the teens and a preflop raise percentage of at least 4%. My usual fishies are VP$ 40+ and 0% Pre Flop raise. This was a little scary as an introduction to this level. In the lower limit, I was able to play mostly ABC poker and win quite a bit ($70, the magic number that let me move up levels). Will have to see how this goes. My hunch is it may have been an aberration, the second table I played about 60 hands at had a few fish, but after a mega suckout, I ended up only a few bucks as well. At least things are headed in the right direction.....up!
I plan to keep plugging away at the limit tables until I get to $500 and then will consider my next move. I am staying away from NL right now, too much variance and I want to get this bankroll growing. I am gaining experience at these tables with some reads and can try certain techniques or theories relatively cheaply. I hope that my initial experience was misleading and that there are easier tables to crack at this level. When I do move up (because this is not really applicable to limit, I am going to re-read this post and attempt to find opportunities to exercise it. Thanks to PokerNerd for a great post/idea: