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Suited connectors (Article I)

Postby Hationizing » Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:30 pm

I love to play these hands heads up or in amultiway pot.  My only prerequisite for playing them is I have to be the one raising with them and not the one calling with them.  I was just curious how other people appproach these hands and what they do.

[Original title: Suited connectors. The subject was changed so the article could be included in the Strategy Archive. - Note by danadolf]
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Suited Con..

Postby Thernand » Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:04 am

Love them! In fact almost more than AA or KK.. they could be a tricky hand when the flop comes in your favour and you know your opponent is on overcards.
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Postby Hodauld » Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:52 am

suited connectors are good i dont always like to play them, sometimes though you can get into some higher flush or possibly even higher straight...but theyre still good to play sometimes
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Postby Thernand » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:59 pm

If you know you opponent has overcards and the flop is low.. Perhaps gutting you or pairing..
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Postby Saidence » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:44 pm

gotta love suited connectors
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Postby Whisextephy19892 » Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:15 am

I'm a sucker for suited connectors too.  But anymore, if they ares high cards, I tend to fold, not unless I can limp in cheap to see the flop.
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Postby Dientiong » Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:27 am

I am not that fond of them, especially heads up.  I'd rather play them with 4 or 5 others in the pot.  Heads up, they stink because if the other player has anything, he is going to raise you.  Normally if you get a good flop, you are still drawing to the turn and river.  You, in essence, become a chaser.  These hands are also dangerous because, even if you hit your flush, there is a good chance its not the best flush.  If a 3 flush is on the board and you bet with strength and get called, now what?  You are vulnerable and can even get blffed out of the bot by a better player.
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Postby Impass » Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:20 pm

i love them
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Postby Dientiong » Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:21 pm

maxpower212 wrote:i love them

Thanks for the post.  You added a lot of value to the forum.
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Postby Wilisting » Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:00 pm

Here is my take on suited connectors. I like a lot of folks in the pot and will call with them from late position especially on the button.. Ideally i want at least three in the pot.. .And I will call all the way down to 54 suited. Sometimes I will be sneaky sneaky & raise with them. You have to be able to work them into your hand selection. One of my favorite hands is even gapped.. J9 suited. The bigger my stack the more apt I am to play with them.. Of course if i am short stacked i am less likely to play them.

My hand selection all depends on where my chip stack  is in relation to the number of blind orbits I can survive or my "M". I also pay attn to other peoples stacks in relation to my own. Obviously if it is at the stage of the tourney where the shortstacks are pushing in and there is going to be heads up action, I dont play suited connectors as much..
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Postby Mottee » Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:30 am

I think suited connectors are overrated.  i barely ever get anything with them so i think any pair or 2 facecards are better preflop.
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Postby Niiis1992 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:52 pm

I play them but I like to limp
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Postby Hathemand » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:06 pm

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Postby Ined1969 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:39 pm

I only play suited connectors when they are big, like AK, QK, usually win the hand if I bet right.
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Postby Aften1988 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:59 pm

I don't play low suited connectors...... they seem to always hurt me more than they help me.
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