Limper

Why limper is an amateur in poker

Behavior during preflop trading is one of the most striking indicators of the level of poker players. The manifestation of aggression or its absence characterizes the player, allowing opponents to fine-tune their own tactics and strategy, choosing the most appropriate and justified actions.
Among the various characteristics, one should pay attention to rivals who show passivity, since such a position may indicate both an inexperienced player and a dangerous professional.
In many cases, a limper in poker is an inexperienced gamer who plays without using a specific and clear strategy. Newbies often feel insecure about certain actions, do not know how to properly analyze the situation at the poker table and are afraid of raising because they are afraid of losing their money.
Amateur in a poker can be limping for various reasons, for example:
– Wanting to see a cheap flop. Having a small pair, the poker player enters the limp auction, hoping that he will increase to Three, and his rivals will not raise the stakes.
– Trying to ramp up the bank. With a high pair, the player is afraid to take the initiative, believing that a raise will force most opponents to pass. In his opinion, this way he will provoke them to equalize the rate, thereby increasing the bank.
– Trying to take part in every hand. Many newbies mistakenly assume that their success depends on the number of hands in which they entered the trades, so they don’t want to fold even with openly “trash” hands.
The fallacy of these actions is visible to the naked eye:
Hoping to strengthen a not very promising hand on the Flop, the limper in early position will definitely face the fact that one of the opponents will raise. Further, the player will be in a completely unprofitable situation, since he will need to either give up the chips spent on the pre-flop or spend money on bets again, not having confidence in winning the hand.
Leaving a large number of opponents in the hand, the player automatically reduces the value of his hand, as the probability of losing even with two pocket Aces increases. Having raised before the flop, the poker player would have the opportunity to pick up the blinds, or he would end up in a post-flop confrontation with one or two opponents.
Each experienced player has his own range of hands with which he enters the bidding. Usually, this indicator does not exceed 25% of hands. Amateurs who do not determine their range, hoping for success, spend money on bets in most hands, while rarely winning. As a result, they are losing money very quickly.