# Hand range to limp in on SB?

• Bronze
Joined: 13.03.2009
What hand range should you be calling with from SB? My rule is to call with any Q and above or any two cards of a suit. Or should I be folding anything that isn't in the "starting hands chart"?

My thinking behind these calls is that I'm looking for a two pair ie K3 hitting two pair vs. someone that limped in with KJ hitting the K, or obviously a flush draw in the other instance. Not really sure how to calculate if this is profitable in the long run.
• 3 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 30.04.2009
Nice example

Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

Play hand

\$0.05/\$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

Known players:
UTG:
\$8.25
UTG1:
\$10.00
UTG2:
\$7.25
MP1:
\$12.45
MP2:
\$8.53
MP3:
\$7.15
CO (Hero):
\$27.43
BU:
\$2.00
SB:
\$1.90
BB:
\$9.30

Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, K.
6 folds, Hero raises to \$0.35, 2 folds, BB calls \$0.25.

Flop: (\$0.75) 8, 7, J (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets \$0.35, BB calls \$0.35.

Turn: (\$1.45) 2 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets \$0.70, BB calls \$0.70.

River: (\$2.85) K (2 players)
BB bets \$2.85, Hero raises to \$11.40, BB calls \$5.05.

Final Pot: \$22.15.
Results follow:

Hero shows two pairs, kings and eights(8 K).
BB shows two pairs, kings and jacks(J K).

Hero wins with two pairs, kings and eights(8 K).
BB wins with two pairs, kings and jacks(J K).
• Bronze
Joined: 28.09.2008
ihate limpimg in the small blind.. agaisnt me for example i cant see how i can lose money to a player(no matter how good he is) on the long run when i am on the BB. What is better is to raise that way i at least have the initiative//
my hand range is extremly tight , maybe its a leak.
limp i will only against very weak players.
• Bronze
Joined: 26.01.2009
Dont limp any hand there. Limp hands with big pot potential (suited aces, suited kings ; suited connectors, onecappers ; just connectors ; small PPs). Limping hands for catching two pair is bad.