re: Poker & First One in the Pot
Originally Posted by miked77
This is good advice in most circumstances. However, if you are dealt Aces, you are always afraid to overplay them and not get any action. On the flip side if you play passively, more people with drawing hands are likely to come in. Its more about knowing what your opponents have and when to throw away your hand.
Im not good in explanations.
You have to raise with aces because you donīt want to be outdrawn. Remember that aces are the best hand preflop, but what happens if you donīt raise and there are 4 or 5 limpers? Your odds
of winning with those aces decreases dramatically.
As Jon_Uk said, a situation where you should limp in at first position is if you know that you are against aggressive players and someone is going to raise. But if you slowplay with a monster hoping to get more players in the pot, youīre probably doing the wrong thing. For example if iīm holding a monster in a $1/2 table, i prefer 1 player that calls a $8 bet than 4 players limping in.
Anyway, as Dogs said, if youīre at a table were almost every hand ther it isnīt a preflop raise, you should consider limping in with a medium hand. I prefer not doing it, because i can hit something and have kicker problems (considering that almost all the table limped in).