Limping in cash games!

seeyouthru

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Is limping in cash game profitable.
I think it is and it is more valuable in cash games than tourneys.
Its works very well against loose passive calling stations.
And you can control the pot more.
If headsup or 3 ways.
 
Misaki

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on micro limits just focus on stealing blinds, what should be more profitable then open limps for example from sb. Just make proper adjustments with your open ranges vs that loose passive calling stations and outplay them postflop with bigger pot.
 
ScooperNova

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on micro limits just focus on stealing blinds, what should be more profitable then open limps for example from sb. Just make proper adjustments with your open ranges vs that loose passive calling stations and outplay them postflop with bigger pot.
I would have to disagree, but good luck.
 
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fatshady21

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If you have something worth playing like AJ,AT or something playable then you limp but if you have a great hand then you raise or go all-in
 
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Sorin Iliescu

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you can limp behind with speculative hands if someone open limped before, but never open limp unless the table is super soft
 
VITOS

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The essence of this reception is that the player opening limpy stimulates rivals to raise a rate. Thus, when the course will return to a limper, he will be able to play reraise and to take away bank. Limp-raise with a weak hand on micro limits is categorically contraindicated, especially at an active table. At this level of a game pokerist understand insufficiently when it is worth coming into bank, and when there is no therefore will go to bank even at the unprofitable price.
 
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PokerWahoo

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I think limping is fine if we are late position with suited connectors or something that plays well multiway. Otherwise, put in a raise.... having control of the betting will allow you to build (or control) the pot and play more profitably post flop
 
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Raising every opportunity to act seems like a pretty good strategy online lately. It conjures runner runner apparently,
 
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pauloandre100

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Take that limp out of your game quickly. You are giving odds for several players to get in the hand and it is never good to play multiway pots.
 
MatMackenz

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I like to limp behind only with med/small suited connectors or small pocket pairs. If the flop bricks, check fold in a multiway pot. If nobody has opened, I will min open-raise these hands from MP and standard open from LP.

It can be very profitable if you can see flops for cheap against multiple opponents and hit a high-value hand like a set/flush/straight. Just know when to fold and don't spend too many chips trying to bluff people off of a multiway pot.
 
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PokerWahoo

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I like to limp behind only with med/small suited connectors or small pocket pairs. If the flop bricks, check fold in a multiway pot. If nobody has opened, I will min open-raise these hands from MP and standard open from LP.

It can be very profitable if you can see flops for cheap against multiple opponents and hit a high-value hand like a set/flush/straight. Just know when to fold and don't spend too many chips trying to bluff people off of a multiway pot.


Honestly, a min-raise is even worse than a limp imo. Same problems as a limp except you lose more when you get raised
 
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JordieChloe

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Open limping is not a good idea. If someone has opened it is ok to limp behind if the hand is speculative.
 
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Is limping in cash game profitable.
I think it is and it is more valuable in cash games than tourneys.
Its works very well against loose passive calling stations.
And you can control the pot more.
If headsup or 3 ways.


First of all limping means that no bets occurred pre-flop, while there were players who just called 1BB to see the flop. That being said, I don't really know if you can have too many situations where there are only 2 or 3 players total limping to the flop, while it is usually a higher number of players.

Second, it shouldn't work very well against loose-passive players. They tend to see many flops and play a large variety of hands, then check/call their way to the showdown. What you actually want is to have very strong and tight range of hands against them, so that, when you see the flop and hit, being passive as they are, still get value from them.

Third, I am not even sure about controlling the pot. By limping, you give all the opponents that act after you great price to see the flop, which they should do with almost any hand. That being said, an average limp pot in a cash game will be worth round 4BB, which isn't a particularly big amount to fight over. On the other hand, make a bet pre-flop, with just one caller, you find yourself battling over 6+BB worth a pot, which then you can control on later streets by checking, betting small etc.

I would only suggest limping from the BB, maybe sometimes SB, only cause you already have the money invested and the odds mathematically in your favor.

Bottom line, don't limp.
 
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Manifestor

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limping cash is bad idea but if you wont this you need play low limits with little bb.
 
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I3onez

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Limp

Limping is not a great plan.

Say you have AKs limp MP
Button and SB fold and BB Checks he has 2s Qh
Flop comes 2h Kh Th
Now he will play the turn and hit his flush maybe a Q or a 2

Where you had the pot won pre-flop without any risk by Raising say 3bb:eek:
 
Chief talking bull

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I like to limp in when I can. I makes people think you don't have anything. Then they are quick to try and bet you off the pot.
 
seeyouthru

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Limping is not a great plan.

Say you have AKs limp MP
Button and SB fold and BB Checks he has 2s Qh
Flop comes 2h Kh Th
Now he will play the turn and hit his flush maybe a Q or a 2

Where you had the pot won pre-flop without any risk by Raising say 3bb:eek:
Now suppose i raise with AKs and loose passive calling station defends 95% from BB!
Then?
Thats what i was talking about keeping the preflop cheap and then when you hit Booooom Value bet them to death!
 
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tiltmonster12

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If rheres a really aggro player who constantly 3bet you or you know he will attack your limp than u do what's called aggressive limping. Its aggressive because so expect to get action.
 
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kalon breeden

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Honestly, a min-raise is even worse than a limp imo. Same problems as a limp except you lose more when you get raised. But then again if your catching cards on that day then and your in a lot of hands your going to make a lot of cha-ching!!!
 
Vilgeoforc

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Limping is not a great plan.

Say you have AKs limp MP
Button and SB fold and BB Checks he has 2s Qh
Flop comes 2h Kh Th
Now he will play the turn and hit his flush maybe a Q or a 2

Where you had the pot won pre-flop without any risk by Raising say 3bb:eek:
Absolutely correct example. Limp allows more players to claim the bank. The raise allows you to stay one-on-one or win the pot on the preflop.
 
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Spewster

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If rheres a really aggro player who constantly 3bet you or you know he will attack your limp than u do what's called aggressive limping. Its aggressive because so expect to get action.

that's just idiotic...agressive limping? WTF, lol. When there is an aggro fish, lower your open raise from 3x to 2.5x, while expecting to get 3bet a decent amount of times and 4bet the guy.

If he 3bets that wide, opening up your 4betting range will make it rain money. The only time I'd ever open limp is with AA-QQ when there are a ton of nits and one or two aggros. Nits limp behind me, aggro squeezes and I come over the top.

But honestly, limping, especially in cash games is so aweful. Only people who have a weak preflop game are doing it, like " aww, this monkey always raises me when all I want is seeing a flop with my J9s from UTG+1". Play decent hands, learn to use position, 3betting, and 4betting.

Agressive limping....that almost tilts me.
 
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