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As a general rule, it is most ideal to limp with a hand that has good odds compared to the investment. This is where pot odds and implied odds come into play. This way you can know when it is getting too expensive for you to continue pre-flop versus the odds of getting a winning hand. On a more loose/aggressive table I personally restrict myself to limping ...
There are some scenarios where limping is fine. Some live tables can play very oddly, where a limp from you can induce a series of limps behind and then a big raise if you want a big pot built pre flop. Also in heads up or 3 handed play people can be very aggressive pre flop and limping can frequently induce a raise.
Need to differentiate between open limp and limp. Open limp would be first to enter the pot and that is standard play. You are not only getting money in the pot but you have fold equity and you get information. If you open limp with AA to slow play the problem is if the board comes up 667 you have done nothing to get players off that range. Most sources ...
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