The gist of it is that at higher stakes games you are playing against a pool of players who have either 1) modeled their preflop game using a specific set of GTO solutions which don't include the possibility of a player limping preflop, or 2) haven't seen many good players employ a balanced limping strategy. In either case, you're putting your opponent in a position they are unfamiliar with and expecting them to react relatively poorly. For example, there is a certain player type who will just continue to play their standard RFI range from the button to a UTG limp. Limp calling/raising your entire UTG range versus this person will print money.
All that being said, if you are trying to build a winning game at 50NL you are 100% fine not limping at all preflop because your opponents are making enough mistakes versus a traditional preflop strategy.
I hope that helps!
Oct. 22, 2019 | 3:41 p.m.
Question 1: Take a look at this Juan Pastor video where he goes over a balanced limp strat from EP:
Question 4: 65s and 54s would (I presume) be mixes preflop and not opened every time. The same goes for calling the 3bet OOP, he's not likely to be calling everytime with those hands vs a normal-sized 3bet.
Hope that helps :)
Oct. 14, 2019 | 12:15 a.m.
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Oct. 8, 2014 | 4:16 a.m.
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Sept. 23, 2014 | 8:29 p.m.
I tried the Evoluent as well. Prefer the controller though, with one of the main buttons set to fold and triggers set to increment bets. (and script to fold whenever you click your fold button anywhere over the table)
Sept. 9, 2014 | 2:40 a.m.
On a Mac now for several years but that was always simple and effective for me on PC. I'm sure there's better options now though.
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