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pocket pair

Postby Realke » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:54 pm

im holding a pocket pair on the button should i raise or just call
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Re: pocket pair

Postby Dientiong » Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:55 pm

luke6969 wrote:im holding a pocket pair on the button should i raise or just call

Can you please elaborate?

AA is a pocket pair, so is 22.  Big difference on how I handle them.
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Postby Hostall » Sat May 06, 2006 5:57 pm

I would raise with 2-2 3-3 4-4 or 10-10 J-J Q-Q K-K or A-A.  I usually leave the middle pairs alone as they most often just seem to get me into trouble. Also, most people won't expect you to be holding a very small pair, so you can often get these players to at least call one more bet. If I am ever re-raised though, I would usually fold the small pairs (unless you feel like re-re-raising).  If it is a nolimit game, I'd raise fairly big with the smaller pairs, and about 4-5 times the big blind for the high pairs. Just my 2 cents worth though.
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Postby Hicestowill1970 » Sat May 06, 2006 10:18 pm

If its folded to me i'm raising any pocket pair. With 4+ limpers i'll need 1010+ to raise besides that i am playing solely for set value or the off chance i have an overpair even then be wary of the blinds or coordinated boards where straights might be mixed in.

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Postby Waime1984 » Fri May 12, 2006 8:00 am

I like to raise pretty big with anything lower than pkt Qs cause if you dont people will likely catch on you. Aces or Kings slow play, just raise a little, then let people catch their pairs and play off them

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