Alright guys, so I have been playing a plethora of low stake games recently, anything from 4/8 limit, 2/6 spread, 1/3 nl and 2/5 nl, as well as some very, very weak fielded charity burnaments at the local club. I have speculated that once someone puts money into the pot in pretty much any of these fields, be it a limp or a raise, they are never folding to a bet (Less true for 2/5). That brings me to my question.
Before I get started let me just say that the obvious hands are raises, this is more of a discussion regarding medium strength and speculative hands.
Let's just take a no limit hand at the said local tournament for example. The field is primarily older, 55+ all are very easy to read and the field is pretty much split at nits and loose-passive, limping a lot of weak hands and not folding to a raise.
Blind levels are at 100/200 H (CO) has around 18k behind. Which is a little more than average at the table. 3 people limp in and H has J9o.
-Now, as I type this it does look like a really good spot to squeeze, however, knowing that people have been limp calling close to 100% is it more profitable for us to over limp and call a raise from the blinds in position (although this is basically NEVER happening at this game unless the person has AKs, AA or KK) and take the flop knowing that normally these guys play fit or fold post-flop? Do I really want to raise here and put more of my stack at risk in what is guaranteed to be a bloated pot after 4 people call my raise?
Of course, things are a bit different in tournament play, in which our stacks are a lot more valuable than in a cash game so putting in the minimum when behind or drawing is ideal, as it is in any game I guess (of course this is situation dependent)? And stacking the pot when we are ahead is obvious. So, I suppose over limping in a tournament setting, in a situation like this is probably better than over limping in say, a 1/3 game. Which I think this would most definitely be a raise.
This is really only regarding hands in which there are at least 2 limpers between you and the blinds. I think this would definitely be an open to 1 limper, just regarding more of the multi player hands that I seem to encounter in settings like this.
Thoughts? Pro's and Con's to this style of play? Any input is obviously appreciated! Just want to talk about this stuff.. Also hoping that this is in the right section, I am fairly new to the forums and figured since this is more of a strategy post rather than a HH it will be fine. Let me know!