Originally Posted by serendipity
But your cards aren't suited. I am new to cash, so I would fold 8 9 off after the UTG limp, but perhaps I'm playing it wrong? And I think if you were gonna try you might have raised a bit more than 3BB with a limper already in?
Yeah they aren't suited but 6max I/we can't wait for a,k/pocket queens etc to raise the button. Besides which a limp "usually" signifies a weak hand, maybe like my hand not much stronger. Of course when I'm re-raised I think he's a decent hand.
To be honest, the blinds was tight so I knew they would folding anything that isn't premium against me out of position. As for the limper, I'm comfortable letting them call my raise out of position as I don't believe they are ahead and if they are not by much. I wouldn't be surprised if it was 6,7,8,9,10,J etc hands.
I've always been taught to punish limpers especially if they are out of position. ie: Preflop aggressor, if they call then play the flop aggressive. If they miss, which chances are they will do then I take down the pot.
Maybe WVHBilly or Stu could give some insight and clear up on some of what's being said including mine comments.
I'd just like to know if I played it bad,ok,good or as good as I could of and weather or not it was profitable.