Early AA limp trending in SFLA

Strategy & Advice by joebutters75 Posted

What are some opinions on limping AA in EP? Seems to be plus EV in many samples I have witnessed.


  1. It's almost always a mistake. By limping, you allow in too many weak hands that can outflop AA. Yes you probably saw examples where it made money. But that is because AA is the strongest starting hand, not because the player limped with it. In fact, the player likely gave up some expected value by limping instead of raising.


  2. @DapPoker I should have clarified an important detail. I am strictly talking MTT strategy. Not cash. It has resounding success vs LAG and Pfish types. 1st to act after a limp, call pre, gives a masterful check raise option post flop to a standard C bet, and the villain may size up due to the disguised strength of the limper. I'm going to try it 3 times. I'll update results.

  3. @joebutters75 it does create a check raise oppurtunity after flop. But just about the same amount of money would be in the pot from limping with AA and also inviting other players in. Seems like the risk is not worth the reward. Your opponent has to hit the flop to continue putting in money after a c-bet followed by a check raise. AA does not come around enough to limp ever except if it's folded around to your button or blind. Good luck though curious of your outcome next 3.

  4. @dmbfan ONLY in those hyper aggressive games where I am sure someone is raising I will -limp with AA. Where I play there is crazy action at say the 5-5 1500 buy-in. Some guys open early position 7X BB and get 6 callers. When that is happening regularly I limp sometimes. Pot is 210 and make it 750 to go.

  5. Never limp with Ace's but don't shove either. You should have a standard raise amount and do that.