Originally Posted by dumpy620_84
I've found that this play can trap players for some very big pots. I usually don't slowplay hands, but a lot of times I like to limp when in early position with big hands like AA or KK. I find that raising when you get these hands utg makes you lose action because most players are able to put you on a huge hand to raise in such early position. 2 times in the past week, I've won huge pots by limping in with AA, letting someone else raise, then going over the top for a big preflop reraise-followed by an all in call or an all in push on the flop. A couple of my opponents in these kinds of hands have told me they were confused by my play and put me on something like a small pair or ak. I've had my reraise all ins called by hands like 10s and even AQ, because they feel you're trying to steal the pot they've committed raising chips to. Just curious what others think of this play. Just can't use it too often, otherwise it's too obvious-gotta change up your play.
Sorry to burst your bubble dumpy, but all the micro-kids are doing it now, if not limping with AA/KK they min-raise.
As others have said, not a very smart play, take for instance a game I was in earlier.
UTG limps, 4 others follow, flop comes something like 5T6 rainbow, he pushes, gets 1 caller.
Both flip over cards, UTG has AA and caller has 56os, AA didn't improve.