After listening to one of Bart/Ed Miller's podcasts Ed discusses playing completely exploitatively and only adjusting if he thinks others are adjusting to him. I decided to employ this last night, such as open limping Ax suited UTG, small pocket pairs, overlimping 68o in the hijack, limping QTs on the button, only betting/cbetting when I flop a pair or better etc. I basically dropped my "raise or fold" preflop strat and proceeded to see as many cheap flops as possible. I must say I worked very well. I got to see a ton of cheap flops with hands that connect much better than the rags my opponents limp with, but it felt very weird. I kept finding myself wanting to raise knowing that my opponents were limping 24o, J5s, etc.
The question is I'm not sure I'm really playing such an exploitative strategy all that well. Sure we can just limp more often than raise for a start, but what about hand range and from what positions? Do I want to limp T9o UTG? 23s OTB? Limp A5o from MP? It seems to me that widening our range as cheaply as possibly still requires pretty solid position to take advantage of. And I'm not quite sure at what point I want to begin calling raises instead of limping for 1 BB.