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Insch1979
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how do you play your low pockets

Postby Insch1979 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:31 pm

I am always frustrated over 66 77 88 should i ever play these hands strong? or should I only play them in late positions???
Stren1991
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Postby Stren1991 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:41 pm

Like everything in  poker it depends on this situation. I think your low pockets are good as long as the blinds are reasonable such as anything below 150/300 when you start with 5000 chips. After that only if not many people are in the hand. But of course that's just my take
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Postby Theirthe » Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:52 am

always play them but never riase with them. They are huge hands if you hit but junk if you don't.
Farright1969
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Postby Farright1969 » Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:17 am

ya, i do the same. dont raise preflop.  get in cheap and get out unless you hit a set on the flop or something else better.
Nowhimed
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low pockets

Postby Nowhimed » Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:15 pm

I'll play low pocket pr's when the blinds are low. If i hit great, if not I have not lost to much. When the blinds go up I am more careful about what i call with


good luck
cydott
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low pockets

Postby Nowhimed » Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:15 pm

I'll play low pocket pr's when the blinds are low. If i hit great, if not I have not lost to much. When the blinds go up I am more careful about what i call with


good luck
cydott
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Postby Thelly » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:16 am

at the end only
Ragely
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Postby Ragely » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:29 am

hi
Duche1970
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Low Pockets

Postby Duche1970 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:19 pm

Right or wrong, if the preflop is reasonable, I stay with them and raise only if the first to call the blinds one or two seats away from the button.  If the flop comes without the trip and without the Ace King or queen,  I'll call a bet or swing hard if it comes to me with few people in the hand.  If  the bet is called on the flop, I'll return with the same bet pre-turn then checking on the river leaving an illusion, hopefully, of a possible raise should a bet be placed.  Basic rule of thumb for me to sum it up,  Call Reasonable preflops and fear the paint. 8)
Nity1971
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Postby Nity1971 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:16 pm

it depends how you approach. A pair of 8s can be nice if your up against ak or aq. I like to raise so I only get called with a good hand like that . You have to decide if your oppenents have a higher pair, if not you are in control. You spend the whole game jockeying for position. If you put a guy on ak or aq or aj then you can gamble with 6s 7s or 8s. If you hit its a big pot if not your time is not wasted
Ined1969
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Postby Ined1969 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:22 pm

Iwould only play 77 88 99 if I was last to act and I had to check only or call a small raise. Then if I hit and made trips on the flop I probably might just call to see how strong otehr players hands are then I would bet probably 2/3 the pot to try and get some callers. If i miss and there are overcards on the flop I would most likely fold if someone bets big.
Wilisting
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Postby Wilisting » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:25 pm

From early position early in a tourney I will pitch them easily. I will limp with them from middle and late position or if I am solo against the blinds. Later in a tourney I may raise with them. It all depends on what position I am in, the stage of the tourney and where my chip stake is in relation to the other stacks.

Just because you may have a wired pair, it doesnt mean you have to play them. Poker is too situational for there to be one right way to play anything.
Warorinced
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Postby Warorinced » Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:56 am

Always play your pockets, even 2's if the preflop bet isn't too high.  If you're on the button you can raise it up A LITTLE BUT BE CAREFUL not to raise too much.  

Truth is if you're in a freeroll it's hard to play them because of the moron factor.

And pocket 6,7 and 8s are much better in 1-1 or 3 players than a bunch of freeroll morons calling every hand no matter what the preflop is.
Thelikin
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Postby Thelikin » Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:22 am

Always play pockets unless you get raised big, if you hit a set youre golden.
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Postby Spable » Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:26 pm

I generally play them often when the blinds are small but am careful when the blinds are high.

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