Stealing at a limp-happy table
When I'm at a table where every pot is limped, deep into the tourney, it becomes difficult to steal from late position. What's the general strategy here? I don't really want to be raising marginal hands, as I'm almost sure to get some callers, which I don't particularly want. I'd also have to throw out a much bigger raise to avoid giving the limpers pot odds
to call. So basically I can just fold or limp along. Mostly I choose fold, but sometimes I do limp (and then mostly feel very fishy).
Here's an example. J9s would be pretty solidly in my BTN stealing range, but at this table it's not at all uncommon to have 3+ limpers in the pot before action gets to the BTN. If I raise, I just build a giant juicy pot with a drawing hand. If I fold, I feel like I'm just folding my tournament away waiting for a monster. I suppose if I choose the "fold away the tournament" route though, hopefully when I do get big hands they win bigger pots. Maybe that's the answer...
- $1.00+$0.25+0.15 Tournament (#338787616) - Blinds: 125/250 No Limit Hold'em (8 players)
Poker Stars Hand
Converter Tool from CardsChat.com (http://www.cardschat.com/)
BTN Hero: $10435.00
($375.00) Hero is BTN and dealt
, MP calls $250.00, MP+1 calls $250.00, MP+2 calls $250.00, CO folds
, Hero calls $250.00, SB calls $125.00, BB checks
($1500.00) (6 players)
SB checks, BB checks, MP checks, MP+1 bets $500.00
, MP+2 folds
, Hero folds