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Old 08-25-2005, 11:59 PM
Paxosmotic Paxosmotic is offline
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Default Re: Preflop Limp-re-raising trouble

Is it ever proper to limp-reraise preflop? Since I started playing seriously in January up until now I can honestly say I have never done this once. I understand the value of switching up your play but I just don't see how it could ever be +EV at these limits.

Are there situations that the limp reraise is appropriate or should I continue avoiding that play like the plague?

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Yeah if you limp on the button with a hand like 87s and one of the blind raises, it can then be correct to reraise to take back the hand, so to speak.

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I understand the rational, but this seems more applicable in a shorthanded situation where a blind might be sensing that we are weak.

Would the limp reraise be at all applicable in a ring game where 4 people limp, we limp w/87s on button, SB completes, and BB then raises? Once the field gets trapped for a second bet would we want them all pumping in a third?

I guess I'm asking could the limp reraise from LP ever be for value against a large field?

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That's what I mean, against a large field. In a blind steal you're raising or folding every time. If there's 4 limpers to you on the button, you call with 87s, then the big blind raises, if everyone calls, I like to raise right there to take the lead in the hand. Unless the big blind has a monster, there is a very good chance the flop will be checked to you or at the very least that you'll be facing a single easily called bet, making many draws playable.
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