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A limp is an act of placing the minimum bet that is required to stay in a hand. When a player calls preflop instead of folding or raising, that player is said to have limped in. This is true only if nobody has raised yet in front.Depending on how you see the game, a limp might be a good or bad move. Many pros seem to think it’s a wrong move.Yet, there are still many limpers in modern-day poker.

These charts are referred to as “Implementable GTO Charts.

Finally, not all limpers are placid. Some will trap limp and re-raise. If you ever witness this happen, take a note! It will help you avoid making marginal isolation raises against this opponent in the future. Limping Behind. It is not mandatory to play raise or fold in these spots. Although we condemned open-limping at the beginning of this.You’re playing in a small-stakes full-ring cash game at a local casino. The good news is you have pocket kings. The bad news is there’s a limp, raise, re-raise, and re-re-raise before the action even gets around to you in the big blind.Every time you make a raise, call someone’s raise or limp along, your VPIP increases. Only the chips you post when in the blinds don’t influence this poker statistic as these are counted as mandatory bets. You can’t choose to skip the big or the small blind and continue playing.


The general mentality among the dominant school of poker theory states that you should pretty much always either fold or raise, as limping makes you seem weak. If you miss the chance to raise and get extra money out of your opponents-- or you fail to raise and then lose the hand because you didn't weed out the other players-- then you aren't getting the maximum value that you could from each.The 'limp raise' is a deceptive play in poker and describes a situation where a player limps into a pot in the hope that a player behind then raises the pot. When the raise comes, the pot is then re-raised. Often the limp raise induces more money into the pot and is especially effective when up against super agro players. It's often used with starting hands like AA or KK.

When should you limp before the flop in poker? Is flat calling a mistake?

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When to raise a limp. unklebuddy. Skimmer September 2019 in General Poker Questions. I am beginning to raise limps but have questions. How strong a hand do I need to raise a limper. This of course will change depending on the position of the limper but should you ever raise an UTG limper? Also I'm sure my position matters as well. I would appreciate some guidance here. Thanks. Comments. g.

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I'm talking more about live poker. Players rarely 3bet, but they will often raise about 5x and get multiple callers. The only way to guarantee a 3bet is to limp-raise.

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It’s usually a early position player with a big hand. They’re used to lots of limping and frequent small raises. They figure they can get a bunch of dead money in the pot and somebody in late position will raise and they can come over the top with a big raise and end up in roughly the same spot as they would have with other lines but with some extra dead money.

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The small blind RFI assumes a 3bb raise size. When 3-betting from in position a 3.5x raise size is used. When 3-betting from out of position a 4x raise sizing is used. When in the big blind, facing a small blind limp, a 3.5x raise size is used. When 4-betting from out of position a 2.5x raise size is used. When 4-betting from in position a 2.3x.

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VPIP and PFR are the key indicators of how your opponents understand the game of poker and of their overall strategy. Within 10 hands, Poker Copilot will give you a rough outline of an opponent’s play style. 100 hands are enough for a good idea of whom you are playing against, and 1000 hands give you a very clear picture of a player’s preflop strategy.

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Poker and Playing Position. By Donovan Panone This lesson assumes that you have a solid grasp of all the fundamental concepts involved in poker. Of these concepts, understanding position is arguably the most important because you are able to make decisions after you’ve gathered information from your opponent(s). As you progress and develop as a poker player, some of the largest gains in.

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Of course, before deciding to limp, you need to be sure player(s) behind you aren’t likely to raise. On a typically passive table, you’ll be able to get away with more limping so take advantage of this on occasion. You don’t have to punish the limpers all the time; occasionally you can join them as well.

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However, the problem with playing exploitative poker is that it opens the door to being exploited. If you limp first in with strong hands in an effort to exploit their tendency to raise too frequently, eventually they will realise what you’re doing and can then play better against you.

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How to raise versus limps. Most poker hands start with a preflop raise, but if you are playing in games where most hands start with a limp, well, congratulations, you are about to make some money. In low stakes MTTs (Multi-table tournaments) and CG, we face in general a lot of limps. In poker terminology, we call maneuver when we are raising.

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