T here are times to limp with your PP, but you want to almost always be entering pots with raises, so I get where you are coming from generally...and this is good general advice.
If you have 33 and there are three limps and you are in lp...AND effective stacks are deep...go ahead and limp for instance the same way you would limp other speculative hands like 78ss or J10ss...
Since you mention value its important to understand value with sets usually means one of two things:
Playing against and overpair or TPTK and/or multiple opponents to juice the pot and raise the likelihood of someone flopping hard when you flop a set.
This is one of the few times you DONT necessarily want to thin the field.
Now with 99 in MP, its a completely different story....your dream should be playing the pot against one opponent in position in a raised pot.
Originally Posted by Suited Frenzy
Don't limp with pocket pairs. Especially if a person has limped in front of you like you said. Narrow the field down a bit. You don't want to give the players behind you good odds to get in cheap with their suited connectors and such.
If you hit a set on the flop, you want to get as much value out of the hand as possible. So you should always raise imo