That is the question of no less than Shakespearian proportions. I am now officially torn. I am smart enough to know that I really should pick one and run with it. I thought I had. I picked NL about a year ago. Then I got kicked and re-kicked in Vegas last June. I quickly realized that I had no idea of wtf I was doing at the NL table. I switched to limit as a means of controlling the bleeding. Since then I have ran it up okay. Limit has beat me down a bit as of late. Friday I took a couple of beats that only limit can produce.
Then I played NL a few times in the past weak and found that it's like crack. My 4.5 month foray into limit has had an odd result, odd to me at least. Blogger table not withstanding, my NL game is much better. Even at the blogger table yesterday when I made bad calls, bluffs, etc. I would say to myself:
"Self you know you are chasing a 3 outer, right?"
"Yeah , but the equity I get from busting Iggy/Drizz/Dr. Pauly/Daddy/Maudie/Ephro/Derrick/ et.al with this hand more than makes up for my lack of odds."
Suddenly I can play in position, select better starting hands, value bet and bluff. I continuation bet, semi-bluff, semi-bluff check-raise and all kinds of things. I steal orphan pots. I slow play monsters exactly like I play TPTK and feast on the corpse. No one knows wtf I am holding. When did I grow dangly things between my poker legs? Should I stick with the limit? Should I give NL a real chance again?
I am contemplating Limit cash games mixed with a large dose of NL SNG's and the occasional MTT. I am also considering riding out limit until I bust or reach higher levels with a goal of hitting 10/20 or 15/30. I am also considering jumping back into NL at the $100 level and seeing what I can do as a short term experiment, like 1-2 months.