Limped Pots

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney


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Table of Contents + Time Links

  1. (0:00) Intro
  2. (0:48) Basic limped pot example (what to think about). [Isolating video, SPR]
  3. (3:10) Example range of limping hands.
  4. (6:51) The free play (hero in the BB, nobody raises).
  5. (10:03) Playing an OESD in a MW pot IP.
  6. (14:05) Limping with a suited ace, hitting the nut flush on the flop.
  7. (17:58) Limping with a small pocket pair [Baby Pairs]
  8. (19:55) Limping in the CO with KJs. TQ4 flop in 5-way pot. [semi-bluffing]
  9. (23:20) ATs in the SB after 2 limpers. Stabbing on an A76 flop.
  10. (27:29) Video recap [classifying hand strength section starts at 28:44 in Common Mistakes Part 2]

Limped Pots.


  • Type: Concept
  • Stakes: -
  • Game: Full Ring
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:30:37
  • Added: 19 October 2011

Video overview.

(n) Limp – To call the minimum amount preflop (the big blind) in order to attempt to see the flop.

This concept video focuses on how to play in limped pots in NLHE cash games. It's actually more like a HH review video than a concept video, as all of the advice and strategy for playing in limped pots is built solely around a bunch of replayed hand histories instead of classroom sections.

Although where and when to limp is covered, this training video goes in to far more detail by looking at how to play postflop in limped pots. Limped pots play differently to raised pots because the SPR (the size of the effective stacks in relation to the size of the pot on the flop) is much bigger, so SplitSuit pays a lot of attention to postflop play.

Furthermore, open-limping is mostly awful, so all of the hands covered in this video are from spots where SplitSuit has over-limped instead of open-limped.

(n) Open-limp – To limp in preflop before anyone else has entered the pot.
(n) Over-limp – To limp in preflop after one or more limpers.
Small Blind Limping Range
Rough outline of SplitSuit's limping range in the small blind.

About SplitSuit.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney is author of Dynamic Full Ring Poker: Beyond The Basics. He also coaches at his personal website He uses the alias *Split* at the 2+2 forums, which is where you can find his famous contributions to the COTW thread.

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