Limpers

    • Riverdiver
      Riverdiver
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2012 Posts: 1,126
      How do you adjust to limpers in different positions in different stages of the tourny? It happens quite a lot that I have a hand that's ok to steal with but then I get one or two limpers in the pot and I just end up dumping it.
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    • Asaban
      Asaban
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      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 8,241
      It depends on the limpers themselve, as well as different other circumstances.
      If I am quite deep (and they are deep as well) I tend to ignore their existence and open raise normally (with a small addition for each limper if there is more then one). If there is more then two of them I might reconsider some of my holdings and overlimp them instead, in hopes of a good payout if I hit a good flop.

      If I am short, limpers add further dead money and therefore pushing your holding preflop (which you might have done anyways) gets more profitable. As a result, my pushing range widens a bit. If there are several limpers (and if these are frequent limpers) I might even push any two out of late position. Limp/call plays are extremely rare if you push a reasonable amount of chips.

      Of course you always have to be aware of traps. If a player with 25/5 stats open limps you can savely assume that he is a fish and try to get most out of the situation. However, if a player with 25/23 suddenly starts open limping you should be very cautious. I really like limping behind in these situations since your opponent will very often hold a KK+ hand. If you hit two pair or better you will very often be able to stack him of.

      I hope I was able to help a bit.
      If you have further questions feel free to ask!

      Regards,
      Asaban