Joined: Apr '09
Age: 35 (M)
I dont like of the hand: pair of deuces! You cant do almost anything with it! If you didnt get the trips on the flop then your hand is trash, and the probability of getting trips is very low! So for me that hand is fold, unless i suspect of a bluff!
Joined: May '09
Age: 31 (M)
With any pocket pair below 10's it's good to see the flop with just one raise or a raise call. You are set mining. The ducks case it's just as good as pocket 6's. If you don't fop the set most of the times you are beat.
I raise my ducks. And that decison is easier when in the btn since you will be able to twke the pot with a c bet in position, or just controlling the pot
Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
22 isnt a raising hand for me even in late position i rarely play them as i feel even if you hit your set...... any other set kills you so you could let the BB in with 33 and still get raped. I never play less than 99 form as late as the BB, SB ill play down to 10 10. (full ring game) SnG is a little different as it realy s=depends on how many people are left in and what the blinds are, I'll sometimes play 22 as if it was AA but your talking heads up very late and only when you have got a read on the other player. This is the only time i would play pocket pairs as low as that. my advice is not to get tied up with inferiour hands that can easyly get you in soooooooooo much trouble you'll be out before you know it....
In short hand tables i raise all pocket pairs 22-AA. even if someone calls you can win with contbet. It works at limits NL50+. In fullring games limp / call for a trips and play raise / push / call all-in