The Playbook: Preflop Open-Limp
by Dusty Schmidt | Published: Jun 25, 2014
In this series of articles, I break down every poker play in the book. Literally. That’s why it’s called The Playbook! The Preflop Open-Limp In the first two parts of The Playbook we’ve taken a look at the two choices you’ll usually be deciding between when no one else has entered the pot: raise or fold. Reducing your opening options to raise or fold is not a terrible approach, but it’s possible that you’re passing up some profitable opportunities by categorically refusing to open-limp. Once again, we’re talking about the situation where it’s your turn to act before the flop and everyone ahead of you has folded. You can either be the first person to voluntarily put money in the pot, or you can fold. Raising has a lot of advantages in this spot, but calling is also an option. This calling, or limping, before the flop is something that ...
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