Limping With Pocket Pairs – Limping Pocket Aces

Limping pocket aces can be a good idea and a bad idea depending on the situation. I’m going to explore this to provide you a better understanding of what to do when you get pocket aces.

Depending on the situation, you should either be hard playing pocket aces or limping pocket aces. In this article I’m going to most discuss when and why you should be limping with pocket pairs.

Limping With Pocket Pairs – Should You Limp Pocket Aces?

No matter who you are, if you know how to play poker or are still learning, even if you have yet to experience a large amount of success playing Texas Holdem Poker, there is always a place for limping pocket pairs. Whoever you are, I’m sure that you, like me, want to know if limping with pocket aces is a good idea or not. Let me assure you it can be an effective tactic, as I’ll explain.

Dont Worry If You’re Losing

If you are always losing money playing Holdem. If you’re taking bad beats and just not really getting the luck you deserve, it probably isn’t even your fault. It likely has nothing to do with you. You aren’t succeeding like you would like to due to the fact that the strategy you are implementing is wrong. This isn’t surprising seeing as there are an enormous amount of different strategies around.

All the contradictory information can be confusing. If you’ve been told to hard play pocket pairs, or that limping with pocket pairs is better, stop, take a deep breath right now and relax. We shall attack the real issue here. Let’s take aim and focus on what’s important. First, we will clear the air.

So What’s Your Style?

If you have been playing tight and suddenly raise big before the flop the other players are going to suspect something. Why would you bet so big? You probably have pocket aces or something. However, if you are a generally loose player and are often raising before the flop then this won’t seem so out of place and you’ll get by.

Slowplay Pocket Pairs For Success

Now, if you intend on limping in with pocket pairs – pocket aces for that fact, then this will generally be fine. If you have been playing tight it is often the best way to go, because like I said if you make a big raise or reraise things will seem out of place. If you have been playing loose you can up the raise but I prefer to limp in to ensure you have some contenders to destroy.

You have a better chance of winning (ol’ master probability again) if there are less then 4 people in the pot. So if everyone is calling in then limping in might not be the best idea. You want to ensure you cull a few people with a nice raise so they don’t get to sneak by to the flop. You don’t have to go over the top though. Unless you have a good contender a massive raise or all-in will scare everyone off.

Cutting The Game Short

Its important to never be scared to cut off the game before the flop and only steal blinds and small raises. Many players feel they have to play the whole game out to get the most of it. The problem with this is you are giving everyone else the opportunity to make a great hand. Straights and flushes love to be able to draw out the game to the turn or river for as cheap as possible. You may have to just finish them and take a small win. However, using your judgement, you should also let the game unfold for as long as is possible to get the most chips. You need to make the correct decision here, depending on the feeling you have.

VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.7_1111]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Read Some Related Posts:

  1. What Hands To Play In Texas Holdem – Pocket Aces Aren’t The Best
  2. Playing Pocket Pairs In A Cash Game Of Texas Hold Em Poker
  3. Texas Hold Em Poker Tips – How To Play Two Pairs And Draws
  4. All The Texas Holdem Poker Rankings Including Which Pocket Cards To Play To Get Them
blog comments powered by Disqus