re: Poker & O8PL starting hand selection...
Originally Posted by Ronaldadio
What starting hands would you normally play say midway through MTT middle position with your stack being average?
Do you think all 4 card should work together or not?
I know in an ideal world yes, but what do u think about the following hands preflop? Imagine they are all rainbow
KK74- very marginal
AA79- very marginal
A369 - very marginal
2457 - marginal
6788 - marginal
These are a few of what I would call marginal hands.
Thanks in advance for your comments...
I would play NONE of these hands from middle position. Then again, I play cash games. YES, I believe all 4 cards should be working together somehow
. They are not always working together towards the same end (high vs low), but 3 cards minimum
should work together. And those 3 cards must be strong (i.e. A23, a suited ace with Broadway connector, etc). Your AA and KK hands are dogs
if a rainbow.
Your A369 example, you must hit the 2 and you are golden (provided a low even hits), or else trust me, someone else has the A2. The 69 is NOT working for you in any way shape or form. I kinda like the 6788 the best, as many will fold those cards. Bear in mind, you'll be splitting the pot with a low if you have a nut straight. Your 2457 is a middle gapper, won't go into it, but bad news, better if an ace hits.