Weekly Poker Hand, Episode 70

In this episode, I discuss developing a limping strategy when you have a middle stack at a final table and there is an aggressive large stack on your left. These two hands demonstrate how failing to make this adjustment cost Max Steinberg dearly at the 2015 WSOP Final Table.

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4 Comments

  • Clint Christianson says:

    what about throwing in a 4 bet with the ace jack up to about 11 thousand? The other guy likely aint gonna put his stack in with anything worse then ace jack. I dont know if my thought is right here.

    • It is difficult to say how the loose, aggressive opponent will react. If he pushes hands like 77, A2 and KQ, obviously 4betting to fold would be a disaster. I generally don’t assume I know what decently competent opponents will do with their bluffs without a huge amount of experience with the specific opponent.

  • Mike says:

    Love this idea of a limping strategy in situations like these. Limping can actually keep you out of trouble against aggressive opponents who will often 3-bet your pre-flop raise in which case you will either have to fold or play a very big pot. Limping can control the size of the pot more. For some reason, however, limping is something that most players don’t like to do very often in today’s aggressive game. Especially limping from the button is something that most players regard as a big no-no.

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