Originally Posted by alan1983
Ah ok thanks.
How dyou play medium to low pocket pairs with a lot of limpers?
Is it better to raise or see a flop cheap?
There can't really be "a lot" of limpers in 6-max. But to answer your question: I don't fold them, but I'm probably 50/50 in between raising and calling. It depends a little on who else is involved in this hand and how likely I think raising is to knock out the big blind.
My gut feeling is that raising and calling has the same value.
Originally Posted by joeeagles
If you're playing .50/1$ limit, 1st player in makes it 2 bets and 2 players call, when it comes to you pot is $3.75 already. It always seems worth it to me to put in the extra .50c even if my hand is, for example, Q6o, because I tend to look at it as I'm getting more than 7 to 1 on my money.
The problem with this is that you're playing a hand out of position where very few flops
are going to look "good" to you. Getting 7:1, you can play a lot of hands, but only if you actually take down the pot when you have the best hand. Very often, you will end up folding what would ultimately have been the best hand.
If you want some kind of rule of thumb, play hands where you can think of "good flops" that also seem likely to come often enough to warrant playing them for the pot odds
you're given. If that makes sense.
JTs, for instance - no problem. A-9 - also good. Flopping an ace will often be enough to win. Any pocket pair is obvious. Q7o? what are you hoping for? QQ7?