Live vs online play
I have been playing more live lately and I'm finding a huge difference in pre flop play. Online, most players fold to 3x raise pre flop. At a full table, you may get 1 or possibly 2 callers. Live, it seems no matter what the raise, you going to get callers.
Last week, in a game with the blinds 400/800/200, 10 players at the table, someone raised to 5000 and 6 people called. Then a couple hands later, 6 people limped in.
When people play like that, how does one put anyone on a range?
I have always been of the schooling, to not limp into a pot, online. I am finding that live, it is sometimes OK to just limp. It's also much cheaper.
Seems no matter how much I raise, there will be more than one caller.
I raised 5X the BB from MP, in a hand I held Q,Q and got 3 callers. An Ace comes on the flop, and, I just have to believe one of those callers has an ace and my hand is no good. When playing against only one caller, I believe that my Q's are still good and will bet. At least this way I feel I still have a chance.
Should I just rethink my game, and limp, seeing as I'm going to get so many callers? Or, am I inviting 7,2 suck outs?