Suited connectors (Article II) - How to play 88, 77 and 66

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Suited connectors (Article II) - How to play 88, 77 and 66

Postby Gookishe » Wed May 31, 2006 3:01 am

would just like to know how u all think u should play these hands

[Original title: how to play 88 77 and 66. The subject was changed so the article could be included in the Strategy Archive. - Note by danadolf]
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Postby Enced1994 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:37 pm

depending on position i say a 2 times the blind raise is a good move.

earlier maybe more/less depending on the usual action of the table

you want to rule out draw hands, yet keep in the big hitters to catch the set.
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Postby Hond1976 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:26 am

I would just call in early and mid position and would raise in late position 3x the BB.
It also depends on your opponents and if they are playing pretty tight, you can raise from mid position.
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Postby Ustrave » Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:33 pm

these are tough hands to play....

the biggest thing is to know how the other players are playing and try to play them accordingly
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Postby Thentlen » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:13 pm

limp in and  try  to  hit  a  moster  dont  get  caught  all in with  66  and  find  out  your  up agaunst 1010
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Postby Theirthe » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:54 pm

well there are 2 ways to approach this hand. If many people limped before you or 1 person raised a pretty small amount i would just call and go for the set. If there is 3 or 4 to act after you i would make a decent raise to maybe only get like A J or a decent hand in so you will have advantage preflop and only be heads up against 1 player.
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Postby Pire1981 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:32 pm

i would limp in and hope to hit a set... although your chances are low it is nice when you do... don't forget online they give out pocket pairs in groups, i have gotten a set on 7's and someone else had a set of 9's or something similar many many times online
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Postby Lodir1982 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:08 pm

Yeah, online poker hands pocket pairs out pretty freely.  I was in a hand and it ended up with 4 people going all in, cards were 1010, JJ, QQ, KK, and amazingly no one hit a set.
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Postby Onceinge » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:31 pm

play them by position, if your on the button and everyone folds around to you, then raising with the 6's 7's or 8's etc isnt a bad idea, if you get them in first position or early to act, my best recommendation is to limp in then play accordingly

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