Originally Posted by zachvac
Doyle also wrote the book about playing against idiots who limped a lot and over-valued 1-pair hands. While that's still true to some extent today games have gotten a lot more aggressive and even most idiots know that in a multi-way limped pot one pair is almost never good enough to play for stacks.
I still have to learn that lesson! I'll watch others call off their entire stack with AK and A high flop of 2 same suits while AK doesn't have that suit, then keep betting strong even when the 3rd of the suit drops or 4th drops. I watch and think "Why would you risk your entire stack on just 1 pair? Especially with that board?"
Enivitably, I'll get something like KK, flop will be 2 5 J rainbow, I think I'm safe, bet big, then the 3 will drop, I bet big, opp reraises and I shove all in. Of course the Opp will have flopped open ended (if it's a lag) and have hit on the turn or the opp will have flopped a set, slow played the flop, reraised for value on turn and I shove. Lose it all with just 1 pair.
Got carried away, sorry. ? was su connectors - how to play.
As a general rule of thumb, I like to toss them in early pos most of the time, raise in ep sometimes, call in mid pos if there's other callers and blinds are weak, call in late pos or if folded to me, raise in lp. See a flop cheap, if don't connect, toss.