Originally Posted by grafkarow
Limping can be the right play under certain circumstances depending on the table action, position and hole cards.
For instance limp/call a medium pp in mid position to set mine given the right odds.
To figure out whether you have the right odds is the crucial part where many beginners falter.
That's why the general advice is to not limp afaik.
That would not be correct.
If you limp in MP then there are 2-3 limpers in the pot at most. However there are also there are 3-4 players left to act. Any one of these may raise you.
You would be better raising or folding because a raise might take the pot down now or would allow you to c-bet and take pots down on the flop.
over limping to setmine really only becomes an option from the button or from the blinds because the risk of being reraised is lower.
When you are raised, you get put in a difficult situation because you cannot be sure if you have implied odds. THe raise may be raising because he holds a strong hand, but equally he might be raising because so many have shown weakness. You will be OOP against an uncertain range, and your current odds are much lower than expected because of the threat of being raise preflop.
From the button onwards the situation changes.