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Postby Entenight » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:13 am

I would say that you almost have too play low connectors for a good price the amount of times ive layed doiwn low connectors and they've hit...... it amazes me!!!!
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Postby Stuarany » Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:17 pm

I always play low connectors and i always seem to do well with them.
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Postby Aree1996 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:56 pm

i would have to disagree, they only get me in trouble with 2 low pairs and i lose to higher pairs or i hit the flush and it's too low.
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Postby Restong » Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:08 pm

low connectors are like pocket 2's. if your in the bb or able to limp for a good price go ahead and play them, if you dont hit on the flop throw them away immediatly. dont try any thing fancy with them.
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Postby Coveregs » Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:10 pm

i agree with sdnuol. They're just as good as any two random cards until the community is revealed. if you hit, than go with it. if not, than lay em down. it would be bad to think that they always win. personally, i always play em unless people push in too many chips preflop. but it's up to you.
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Postby Somen1986 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:47 pm

If I'm in late position I'll try to limp in, but otherwise, if I'm in early position I won't bother calling since so many times someone will end up raising the preflop bet and then you feel obligated to call unless the raise is super high.
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Postby Whisextephy19892 » Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:38 pm

I'm not crazy about low connectors. But if I get them early enough in the tourny, I'll go for it every time.
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Postby Therinceple » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:02 am

low connectors are for limping in in late position only.  You need the straight draw or 2 pair on the flop.  Even the 2 pair is weak.  How many times have you seen 2 small pair lose to a big pair that gets a second pair when the board pairs.  With the straight you probably have the suckor end.  They are just too easy to get into trouble with.
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Postby Hationizing » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:46 pm

Imo you are always better off playingthe lower connectors for the simple fact that if youplay the higher ones like 9/t or j/t you will be drawing to the ass end of a str8.  I also don't think it matters as much as people think that they be suhenmited.  Realistically when you are playing these hands you are shooting for the str8 and not the flush.  The flush aspect of suited connectors is only adding 1.5%-2% to your win ratio.  My numbers may be a little off as I haven't run the scenario on any of the odds caculators in a while.

I think the ultimate thing to look at when playing these cards is your risk   vs reward ratio.  If you have 1000 in front of you and your opponents together don't have that much then I wouldn't even bother with them.

The last thing I would liketo say on this subject is that these hands ar3e far more valuable than mostpeople think.  There is a reason that the pros like Doyle call these hands their favoirites to play.  And that reason is simply that it is easier to break your opponents with them, and it is almost impossible to get broken with them unless you are a complete idiot.
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Postby Laire1982 » Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:22 pm

I myself find it rare to play with low or even mid connectors.  I play most the time with a set list of playable cards and don't stray much off them everyonce in awhile I'll play suited connectors but not often.
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Postby Twild1988 » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:16 pm

If you're chip leader why not play some draws? Everyone has there dislikes and likes.
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Postby Theirthe » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:49 pm

I like to limp in with this hand. It is a pretty good hand to hit with.
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Postby Vitheartat » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:09 pm

I often plays suited connectors, but only if I am able to limp with them.  Otherwise it is not worth it.  I also caution you to be extremely careful when playing them.  For instance if you hit a pair on the flop you probably would want to consider folding especially if there are multiple other people in the hand.
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Postby Coldingaze » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:29 pm

late positionm limp in but dont call any bet and if you hit one pair or flush draw or straight other than open ended lay down to any sizable bet if open ended then go with how much you can afford to give away if you dont hit in other words never jeoprodize your tourney on a draw
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Postby Weenbut » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:49 pm

only limp in with them myself..to easy for overcards to dominate

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