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Limped Pot

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Mar 20, 2013


“Don’t go broke in a limped pot” is right up there with “Never draw to an inside straight” as one of the most timeworn adages in poker. Like most of these bits of received wisdom, it serves as both a helpful warning to inexperienced players and a hindrance when those same players start trying to think about the game in more nuanced ways. This article seeks to extract the relevant wisdom from that statement and repackage it in less absolutist terms to help you better evaluate the strength of your hand in a limped pot. Why Not Go Broke? There are two major causes for caution in limped pots. The first is the depth of the stacks. Although it’s common to measure stacks in terms of big blinds, the more relevant metric is really the size of the pot. In their book Professional No Limit Hold ‘Em, Ed Miller and ...

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