Originally Posted by qwerrk
With a hand like 98 suited (which is screaming for a flop) many will try just joining the limpers but many times I see where a min raise is more likely to get to the flop without facing another raise compared to just plain limping.
this is my 3 aces post (111)
Congrats on your 111th! Just made 1000 myself. Excellent post, and I find this to be true, especially in EP. Others also made good points, i.e. crystalblue on the late tourney/high blinds issue. Weirdhotshot, with a min-raise, especially in late postion, you are NOT trying to get anyone off their hand, unless you are a total noob. On the contrary (and this is particularly true in pot limit), it serves to build a pot should you hit, giving you the opportunity to put in a huge bet post-flop, and easily get away from if you don't. All in all, it can better set up a bluff, but position and the entire table also factor in. Agreed it is stupid with an AA (made hand, but you need to narrow the field).