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Poker Limping

In simple words, you can say that the game of poker is all about betting.
Players increase their bets when they are more likely to win and when they are losing, they decrease their betting frequency.
Bets are not equal when you consider their sizes or importance.
In these articles, I want to throw light on the numerous types of bets that a player can make at many points in the game.
Part one consists of preFlop action.
Preflop Betting Forced bets are the first two bets that are made to go in the pot when you are playing Hold'em game.
Hence, these bets are named as "blinds".
It is because the players do not even need to take a glimpse of their cards before making this bet.
In the first round of betting, the players can either fold or call or raise.
One should note that checking in this case is not allowed.
The first player who does it "opens" the game.
Poker limping: limping is done when a player tries to enter by merely calling big blind.
If a player is said to be limping in poker, he is usually trying to see the flop and continue to play accordingly.
Many players do not support open limping in poker.
Just like bets, a player can easily limp from any point of the game like early, middle or late point.
Limping at certain point in the game speaks a lot about the playing skills of any player.
For example, a straightforward player is more likely to limp in the middle pair.
Limping is just another way for the players to see the flop.
Over-limping: in an already open hand, a player decides to limp too.
This situation is known as over-limping.
This is a cheap way in which one can enter the pot, more importantly if a player wishes to win big pot.
Notes for poker limping:
  • Early position limping: there are many players who act behind you.
    One of them can easily raise and then you will be forced to "prospect" the hands.
  • Limping increases more limping: as players get to enter pot through limping, as the pots builds, more players are encouraged to enter it.
  • Importance of table dynamics: if the players who are behind you are aggressive in nature, it is not a good idea to limp early.
    If the players are passive, you have lots of opportunity to limp.
  • Flop catching part: the beginners who enter this part are more likely to limp rather than raise because it is more about hand selection rather than bet type.

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