Originally Posted by MicheleW
I hear so many people say "I never go in a pot with anything lower than AA/AK/AJ/AQ/etc." If that were true, there might be two players in the pot.
Actually, Michele, that's probably how many people should
legitimately be involved in a pot...2 to 4 in a full ring of 9 or 10. Notice when you're watching the big boys play on the WSOP
or the WPT how many times you see no more than 2 or 3 players in the pot. Most of the time, right? There's a reason for that...consistent winners don't play a lot of marginal hands. (Except Gus Hansen, and he's a freak of nature.)
I never say "never", if I can help it, 'cause there's always more exceptions than rules in poker. But I can tell you straight-faced that I very rarely
play anything smaller than AA, KK, QQ, or AKs in the first hour of a multi-table tournament. If I'm in very late position, and can limp in for the blind, I might
play JJ, AQ, AJ, or smaller, including the pairs 10 and under. But that's just my approach, for what it's worth.