Originally Posted by c9h13no3
May I remind people that this is a 1/2 live game...
Also, limping behind a couple of limpers isn't a bad play. People automatically hate on limping with weaker hands because it cuts down on your #1 advantage (preflop hand selection). But against poor players who go too far with 1 pair hands, limping right along and seeing flops with a huge SPR can also allow you to exploit them.
Indeed. It is $1/$2, live. This is exactly why we don't need to play janky hands for $2. It isn't necessary to beat the game.
If you are limping K-3s OTB in a MW spot like this, you are just like the rest of the jobbers at $1/$2. This is a garbage hand. At a table full of droolers, we don't need to be fancy. We don't need to play a wide range. That's what our opponents do, and we exploit that by playing good cards, and making them pay to play.
So how are we going to exploit them with K-3s? Please tell me? By limping in? By shoving and gambling on Ad-Kc-4d flops with FD+2nd pair? We don't need to just invite variance into our game.
Maybe, just maybe, we can play some BS like this when playing some knuckle dragger 500 BBs deep, and get paid. Even then, you can set mine, play SCs, and rape them with offensive overbets when we have the goods, without playing rags like this hand.
The game isn't tough. Stay off tilt. Play good cards. Value bet relentlessly. Bank roll management.