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8 players limp in the pot You are the last to act
Have 2-7 unsuited in the BB playing 1-3 NL HE at live poker room
8 players limp in the pot You are the last to act . You have a medium size stack in cash game with varying stack sizes at the table
Do you limp ? consider raising and try to buy the pot here?
Well very villain dependent to me ( How well do you know their play ) in my local casino the cast doesn't change much or often at least in cash games ... most are there for pure fun, total recs ... and you are out of position so also depends on your play style ... for me .. a good 80 % of the time, with no more info than that ... I'm taking a stab there and see where it goes ..... and if nothing else it improves your table image imo : )
There is absolute no reason why would you raise in that position.But there are two theoretical options in which you can win despite raising and these are:
1.you limp or raise and flop is amazing to you,you hit three 7s or three 2s at least and then get full house or maybe poker in the end.
2.you scared them off,now this is highly unlikely especially in low stakes game but happens,maybe you got reputation of very tight player or just your opponents don't want to risk their money in the end if you make a big raise.
Anyway these options are legendary if you succeed in them but are highly unlikely in practice avoid trying it.
Okay so most response is a No. just limp.
How about suited connection in BB say 7-8
Anyone would raise and play OPP post flop in case there are callers?
When the entire table has limped in, there is absolutely no point in raising other hands from BB than absolute premiums, and you should use a very large size. With everything else you just take a free flop and only continue, if you smash the flop with 2 pair + or a huge draw. There is nothing wrong with playing a family pot, when you did not even contribute to it. You are basically freerolling in this situation.
Dont you even think that someone is limping with a monster hoping for a raise?
just run the numbers how many times you get away with it and how many times youwill get burned.
You are so lucky to get to see the flop with this garbage and you might flop a monster like 2 deuces.
definetly make a hefty raise, This waht is comonly called limpers tax. Most will fold and unless somone is hiding s good hand, you will probably take the pot with a continuattion bet. If you didnt allreafy win preflop.
Considering they are all limping in, I would say they are very passive players and probably not that good. With that being said, I would say if you raise you will get at least a caller or 2 and would be playing a bad hand OOP. I would just check it and see a free flop.
8 limpers? Limp in and hope you hit the board harder than Muhammad Ali. Other than that, 72 is worthless and should never be considered something to open with, unless for the memes - if that's case may the poker gods carry you to victory/
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I think one key point to really grasp and accept is that one cannot win every single hand, there are hands that after being dealt, no matter what you do, you just cannot win that hand. This case being one of them.
There are a lot of players in the pot, and you have the absolute worst hand. Even if you go all in trying to buy the pot, some guy probably will call you with a better hand, and you will be a huge underdog.
I think you can only check/limp behind, there's just no other way of playing this spot.
I just ran a poker equity calculator, entering 8 random hands and giving you 7 of spades, 2 of hearts.
In this scenario, the other 8 players each have roughly 11.8% equity of this preflop pot, while you have the remaining 5.6% equity. Your equity here is HALF of the equity of each of the other players. In case you don't understand equity, just trust me, this is a TERRIBLE place to raise.
I'm not sure how accurate a 9-handed equity calculation is (normally we only have 2 to 3 players involved, not all 9), but I hope this little exercise reveals that raising here is almost equivalent to financial suicide. Yes, you're free to do it anytime, but no, it's probably not your wisest move to do so. :-)
I'm not a fan of trying to steal the pot in this situation. If 8 have already limped, 2 or more opponents will certainly call and then you shouldn't be completely lost with your hand. I think trying to bluff and steal the pot here is a waste of money. Check and fold after the flop unless you flopped two pairs or better.