Joined: Jun '09
Age: 31 (F)
In cash tables of hold'em NL FR...
If you play with a bigstack: raise 4BB with all the pocket pairs, if someone raise then: call if is a call20 or fold (to search the set). If you play with a shortstack: fold with the small pocket pairs.
Joined: Aug '09
Age: 32 (M)
I dont really like to play a small pokects on early because the other ppayers all of the time will call you and if you dont got a good flop for the pocket then they will raise and u will lost chips in a hand u can fold pre-flop
Too many variables to give a direct answer.... But in generally, i'm not a huge fan of playing small pocket pairs out of position, if i do i like to limp (22- 66 or 77) and see a cheap flop, hit a set and get a big payoff by playing your oppenents tendency's, if its a dangerous board, then be careful out of position, no set = fold; i MIGHT call a small bet (depends on opponent and board) but in position i might bet the flop or reraise a cbet to see where i stand if say i have 77 and flop comes K35. Thats about the simplest answer i could give on how i like to play them.. but remember to keep in mind the general style of the table, reads on opponents, position, relative stack sizes, your image at the table, oppenents skillset... so many factors, all depends on situation really. GL
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 31 (M)
Depends how small they are, and depends on opponents stacks, and your stack. Generally you fold small pairs from early position.. but if you think you can extract value from them post flop if you hit your set, go ahead and raise or call.
Don't commit more than 10% or so of your stack preflop, because then you won't be getting the right value. Really depends on play style, if your playing tight, just fold them.. if your playing loose, do what you want, just remember not to commit more than 10% of your stack (make sure your getting at least 8 - 10 to 1 implied odds postflop... so you can call for more if more players are involved, but heads up definitely no more than 10%)
Joined: May '08
Age: 49 (M)
in the most time limp or call a minimum raise but when u have a good image on the table and u know the style from the ohter player´s u can raise (6 seater ,10 players´s only limp) a little and play the flop not ur cards when u miss. In the most time fold u small pair after the flop when u miss and anyone make a big bet and u got no out´s U can win big money with a small pair when hit a set or a str.draw
Joined: Sep '09
Age: 41 (M)
Posted by Flangel: tourneys? => 22-77 fold
Cash , fold or limp and hope for setvalue
Against LAG spastics => Raise be aggro.
Tight table => Limpe, on a reraise => fold.
Im not okay with this point of view. Unless you are short stack in tournament, you can limp with small pairs, and if you are very short stack, push it. In cash, same, and on lag tables, just fold it. For tight players, same
Generally small pocket pairs UTG or MP1 should be mucked, any raise from a later position has usually got u beat. OF course there are exceptions where it is possible to play them but never would I commit more than 5x BB to see the flop. Trying to play them post flop without setting can be very damaging to your bankroll.