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Low pocket pairs (Article III)

Postby Aninme79 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:29 am

Wondering how to play a low pocket pair. It`s so tempting to rais BB but i never do.

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[Original title: Low pocket pair. The subject was changed so the article could be included in the Strategy Archive. - Note by danadolf]
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small pairs

Postby Tank » Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:44 pm

I don't like them much, if I can get a look at the flop for the price of the big blind I will. But it also depends on the table, how aggressive/passive the table is. there are many many combos that can beat ya if you don't hit your set, and even if you hit your set. Remember raiseing on a small pair is an invitation to an even bigger reraise
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Postby Poned1977 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:43 pm

i never lay them down if i can see the flop relativly cheap and if you make your set go for it, if you don`t and 1 or more overcards are on the board it`s a easy laydown.
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Postby Hatent1995 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:37 am

Yep I agree. Get in cheap and if you don't hit your hand and it gets expensive, muck 'em.
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Postby Pichaving73 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:25 pm

Flat call it, if someone raises behind you... you should fold (unless they are very loose, in which case you would call a small raise). It's not worth the risk, especially if it's anything below 99.
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Postby Eded1991 » Fri May 27, 2005 5:46 pm

agreed but why do so many of the pros call or go allin with low pp?
final table last year had one going allin with pp5's or not?my memory isnt what it used to be!
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Postby Poned1977 » Fri May 27, 2005 10:17 pm

well it all depends on the stacksizes in a tournament, and size of the blinds compared to your stack. That`s probably why they do it.
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Postby Clacknesing » Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:07 am

Always call if you can do it BB level. Even if you have deuces. You never know what will show up. Rewards can be enormous, but still remmember to get out cheaply if you can. Don't hope that the set will appear on the river.
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Postby Trustre1982 » Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:23 pm

low pocket pairs are the best trapping cards. Flop a set make a bet... If the raises preflop (in a ring game) get high its most likely not a good place to have them. Tournament players go all in with them all the time for many reasons: steal blinds, have decent odds, etc.
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Postby Porybouted » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:14 pm

wait and see the flop
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Postby Givedisming » Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:44 pm

raise 2 times the blinds...call or raise if its on the flop
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Postby Mads1987 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:16 am

I prefer not to rise with a low pair unless I play only against one or two players max !
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Postby Chammat » Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:01 pm

hands like these you have to play aggressively ok 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's ill limp in with and see a cheap flop, 6's - 9's you have to be aggressive, other wise you are going to have 3 or 4 players calling with J 10's which is what they will do because they are so loose especially on absolute and then your odds are minimul, really with a pocket pair you are loking tyo steal blinds/ antes, or play heads up, but really you want to try and win the hand as early as possible, usually when you get a pocket pair like 7's only 1 over card will hit the flop, in this case i like to bet strong and represent the over card throwing my opponents of 10's maybe, if you are getting called you need to slow down, maybe show you have JJ with a K on board or something. but i find the best way to play medium pocket pairs preflop is aggressivly but small pocket pair you have to limp in with
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limp in

Postby Theauster » Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:49 pm

on a normal and full table in torney

limp in  bb or 2 times bb at the start of torney..... if u hit raise also make sure u protect your trips .... dont slow play if flush is possible or a straight make them pay hi to see the turn or the river

if u miss never chase un less ur loaded

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Postby Sade1973 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:03 pm

for me a low pocket pair or a high pocket pair is just the same , its how lucky you can get.

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