Originally Posted by Sean Pilgrim
best when they limp and everyone else limps and then they learn the hard way not to limp with KK or AA UTG, when someone decided 64o was worth $2 in mid position and flopped a straight and the idiot turns a set of kings or aces and thinks it's good... that's called justice.
similar thing happened to me, I was playing live limpers everywhere got to me in the CO ($1/$3NL btw) AKs I raise to $25 (it's absolutely necessary where I play). Stupid lady re-raises me, and I was confused, and I was like "What did you limp with that's worth re-raising me now"? I said all in and she said call. she showed QQ and I was saying to myself "Wow, I'd never risk limp/raising like that, stupid old hag" Hit an ace in the window and it was game over.
Why do people think that's smart? Obviously I got lucky in a coin-flip but still, limp/re-raises tilt the shit out of me.
Limp/Reraising is a big tool to have. For starters it lets you see cheap flops in early position with speculative hands like small pairs and suited connectors, since people are less likely to raise when you've limped early. It also allows there to be a raise, trap dead money and then give you a pot preflop with no flop when you come back over the top and take it down. IF there's a raise and no callers, you can flat and supremely disguise your hand.... You can also occasionally add bluffs into your range since an EP limp/reraise usually gets respect as a very big hand.
So what if it gets limped around and it's a 7 handed limp pot? Ok no biggie. Just proceed with caution. The pot shouldn't be too hard to play since most people do not go beserk in limp pots without monsters. If we flop an overpair bet it, if we receive crazy action fold. As long as your not bad enough to shovel money in with 1 pair on a tough board against multiple opponents showing interest, we won't lose too much when our big hands are cracked