Limping pre flop in low buyin MTT
This may have been discussed before, so I appologise in advance if it has.
I normally play $25+ buyin MTT, but for a change I played a few of the smaller, $3 buy ins.
Obviously lots more players, lots of new to poker players, lots of calling stations.
I decided to play very tight in these tournys and was quite sucessful.
Early stages I limped in with everything other than AA and AK. (Yes, AK not KK) AA/ AK all in. the rest I would go all in after the flop if I had top pair and if flop did not pair. The amount of times a flop of 10, 4, 6 rainbow hit when I had KK, QQ, JJ, 1010, etc and my all in was called with A4o, or a runner runner flush draw was unreal !!!
The only time I got muffed was when I went all in with AA, the other guy had JJ and he hit trips.
I would also play lots of hands in late position because the newbies would never think their A9 could ever be beaten when the flop was 5,6,9 (me sitting with 7,8 in late position) all u do is raise their raise, when they re raise you go all in, and as sure as night becomes day, the follow!!!)
I`m quite new to poker (6 months) so I might be going over old ground, but let me know what you guys think of limping early in a tourny.
By the way, when it gets to middle stages I revert back to my normal play.