Originally Posted by dnegsisabadreg
So the suggestion is to limp only middle-strength hands when stacks are short? Isn't that very exploitable? It seems like villain can just jam over our limps knowing we never have a hand that can call.
anything is exploitable, it just depends on weather or not our opponant actually knows our range and is capable of exploiting us. it's not just for when stacks are short, you want to be limping from around 15-20bb deep, and against some opponants much earlier too.
But since HU hypers in the lower levels are played vs complete randoms, having a default ROFL range is really important. So yes, it's exploitable like most things in poker, however if your opponant is not exploiting you then who really cares?
And ya sure they can jam over our limps, but the point is we don't just keep limping, we might have to start folding a little more, and then raising more of our range, but then trapping him with limps with stronger hands. So it's just basically having a starting strategy in terms of ROFL ranges in HU, but then adjusting based on you recieving more information about your opponants.
Link to a really handy e-book which explains everything you need to know.