Originally Posted by Bentheman87
I've been experimenting lately and I've been calling more with hands in the BB, hands like 8 5 suited or 10 9 or king 6. I've had mixed results, most of the time I'm check folding but sometimes I hit a flop hard or flop something playable.
Playing a hand like 85s out of position is much harder than playing it in position. If you're going to check-fold every time you don't hit you probably shouldn't make these calls.
Consider a few of your options:
a) 3-bet the min-raiser and follow up with a c-bet in case he calls
b) flat call, but lead out on the flop
c) flat call, and check-raise
d) fold (a hand like K6 is certainly a fold)
Also make sure to not automatically read a min-raise for weakness. Tons of people will min-raise with AA because they want to encourage action.