Originally Posted by crashwhips
But still, there's absolutely no reason and it's pretty terrible to ALWAYS limp. I can def get on board tho that at the right tables you should limp a lot from ep.
Not sure that we are discussing ALWAYS limping. The goal is to get better at the game and move up, so really players at these levels should be trying to learn what are good hands to raise (and 3 bet)with and trying to hit flops hard/get away from missed flops(understanding opponents range and equity calculations.) That being said, it is easy to have everybody limp, or even everybody(or 5 out of 6) call a single pf raise, so it makes sens when there is a single nutty component to simply limp. Sadly there will rarely be opportunity to 3bet like at higher stakes, and a 4bet is even less likely at the micros.
I think that .5/1 maybe and definitely 1/2 limping from ep is giving money away when your hand is too poor to call a raise, let alone a 3 bet.
And is it an optimal strategy?
I think the answer is probably, if you are not losing a lot on missed/marginally hit flops. Therefore, it depends on the individual players ability to understand the true value of the hand and not get carried away with too many bluffs or FPSisms.