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Multiway Pots

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Mar 04, 2015


In small stakes games, it is not uncommon to face lots of players who think it is a good idea to limp in with a wide range of marginal hands. While this is almost certainly an indication that you are in a profitable game (because limping in is often the sign of a weak player), you must be careful to not fall into the trap of overvaluing your marginal made hands once numerous players see the flop. For example, suppose you are playing a $1-$2 no-limit cash game with $200 effective stacks and a weak, straightforward player limps in from early position. Two other splashy players limp in from middle position. You are on the button with A J. You decide to raise to $13 (limping would also be an acceptable option). All of the limpers call $11 more. At this point, it is important to realize that the limpers ...

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