Originally Posted by FatCatBamboo
So to the posters above, you recommend that if there are no raises before SB, you would NOT take a chance at limping into the pot with something like Q5s or J4s? What about 67s, 89s, 910s, 910os? I mean, it doesn't hurt just to see the pot with these hands does it? I don't necessarily feel I am bleeding chips with these hands because I find I hit something I can play 20% of the time and it turns into a profitable pot I can win. Otherwise I fold.
It can very well hurt if you aren't able to fold your pair of Jacks with a lousy kicker. Limping gives the big blind a solid positional advantage postflop, and you have no idea what he has.
I have gone out of a lot of tournaments hitting something in the blinds -- not fun.
As for limping suited cards, it is gonna be really hard to make any money if you hit your flush OOP. Not worth it, IMO.
Raise to take that blind or consider the small blind your fee to get the button on the next hand, where you can really do some damage!!