re: Poker & Why does everyone hate limping?
Originally Posted by Foxhound3857
What if I have a big hand like Aces or Kings? Don't I want multi-way action with a big pair (to take a flop 3-handed or more)? I assume there's bigger pots to be had with a big pair if I get multiple callers as opposed to getting heads up.
The more people you see a flop with when you have AA/KK, the more likely they are to get cracked. You're losing equity pre-flop with every additional villain in the hand, especially if you're allowing limpers to set-mine for cheap.
In addition, the BB gets a free ride and he/she could have anything; I can't count the number of times I've seen people limp with big pairs and then pay off the BB who flopped two pair with 94o because they thought their one overpair to the board was unbeatable.
For giggles, plug in a typical multi-way limped pot with a BB holding crap into a calculator, for example AA vs JTs vs 44 vs 22 vs 73o: You don't even have 50% equity preflop which means you're going to lose by the river more than half the time.