This is a discussion on Limping with strong hands within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Hey guys,
Is it a bad idea to limp with very strong hands like AA, KK, QQ and play them not so aggressive at the beginning?
Usually limp is a very weak play. But sometimes... just a few times, it might work. Like in the squeeze trap or even when you are playing the tight role in an aggresive table and try to limp in the SB, if BB raise you can 3-bet.
Things like that.
But usually limping is a play for fools.
I don’t think that such a game is productive for such hands
it is advisable to play aggressively with these hands immediately in position
if not in position then it is already possible to try another action
I like to limp in ring games where someone is being overly aggressive and is almost literally not even paying attention to who calls or anything. Although these times are rare, it almost always works.
I think the biggest issue that I run into with limping in with strong hands is looking odd on the flop if you're out of position. It is great if you are in position and checks to you and you bet (like you're trying to take the pot) and the person checking their top pair raises you.
Really it's only a good idea if you know another player will raise before the flop so you can come over the top. The danger is that if too many players invest in the pot you may get more players staying in. The more players, the more likely you will lose.
Limping in or playing aggressive in my opinion is based on the players at the table. You have to figure out which strategy will benefit you the most at any given time however, remember that limping in can always give a weak hand time to catch up and beat you. Caution is advised.
Hello! I think it’s silly to be lame in the early position, players with a garbage hand that flop wins against your AA or AK will come in, I try to get a weak hand preflop, but it was that bluffing preflop helped to get a good pot, as well as being in out against 4.5. I raise the bet, it is better less, but more reliable than being beaten by a trifle. Sincerely, Sergey.
If you know your opponent, it can be very profitable. LAG players will pay you off, but if you limp you can also trap yourself against garbage hands.
Absolutely agree. That is the most accurate comment, because if you know your opponent, sometimes you can limp ,because knowing he will be very aggressive and can take easily his chips. But on the other hand, if you limp , everybody can call with stupid hands and on the flop if you can not hit anything, your strong pair can be very vulnerable.
I do not like doing "LIMP" at all ... even if I have a strong hand ... I think that in order to take advantage of that movement you have to know your opponents very well ... otherwise it is not worth it
I don't like to limp, and I'm even a little afraid to do it!
I believe this can only be done when you have 100% nats, and this first can only be found out after the flop, and on the turn and river it can change.
For me, the joy of limp's victory is not as memorable as the frustration of reaching the opponent's victory!!
Constantly limping playing is a big mistake. I do not raise with these hands if the opponent is already used to my raises and I need to catch the opponent. This may be necessary at the final stage of the game when 4 or fewer players are left at the last table.But this I did when playing tournaments with virtual chips