Playing small pairs

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Posted on Aug 12th 2006  -  Subject: Playing small pairs
Who do I play an 5-5, 8-8 or evan a 10-10?
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Posted on May 31st 2007
I would only call with that hands...
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Posted on Jun 1st 2007
Raise if you are in position with any pocket pair if you think you can take down the blinds or feel you can outplay anyone who calls. Call the BB or a small bet into a multi way pot to see if you can get lucky and hit a set. Fold if you are going to be heads up, because it is hard to put your opponent on a hand if he or she continuation bets (especially if your pair is small). Call if you are going to be heads up if you know the playing style of your opponent and think you can take the pot off him or her if the flop comes rags. If this is the case, you might as well raise them preflop if you are in position and get them thinking twice about calling you. Don't chase post flop unless the bet on the flop is small and the size of the pot is worth the chips to be called. Don't be afraid to push a short stack all in when you have a small pair, since the odds of PP vs PP aren't that great and you may take down the pot right there, since you are forcing them into a decision. If they call, more often than not you will take it down when there 6 outer over cards don't hit. If you decide to make this move, don't be upset if they do hit and you lose. Pushing a shortie all in is always a risk, since they often have nothing to lose and may call with anything.
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Posted on Jun 1st 2007
Don't overrate small pocket pairs!
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Posted on Jun 1st 2007
small pairs only call but with 10 10 you can raise in some situations
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Posted on Jun 1st 2007
Depends on the individual situation, position and the people. Generally I'd raise with 10-10, but limp with anything lower hoping to make a set.
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Posted on Jun 12th 2007
Who do I play an 5-5, 8-8 or evan a 10-10? You don't. You fold them. The odds are astronomicl that the third one will turn up and also everything other pair will beat them..there is always someone with a king or ace sitting there waiting to hit
Don't argue with me...
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Posted on Jun 14th 2007
They are weak hand,but I"ll see a flop if nobody raises to much!
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Posted on Jun 16th 2007
In 50% situations, from late positions, I go all in.
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Posted on Jun 18th 2007
10-10....and up....wait for the flop and the other players bets...then decided whether they seem to be worth a large bet to get everyone out
Don't argue with me...
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Posted on Jun 19th 2007
I would only call with that hands... That is so weak ..... Riase the same amount with these hands if you would have AA. See a lot of players miniraising with the small pocktet pairs and folding when they dont connect on the flop Always raise from mp en lp Depening on the texture of the flop(and the poeple that called your pf raise) fire an cb Some advanteges of raising when having a poket pair: It givesyou the initative , you will control the betting on the rest of the flop It drives out the weaker hands like K7 When you do flopbig you are gonna play a big pot , thats exaclty what you want!! Ps Your postflop play has to be good to make this profitable
I only play the nuts
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Posted on Jun 19th 2007
fold all but the 10-10 and wait for the flop....then bet large if small cards come up
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