Originally Posted by 6a6yJIbkO_o
I would like your insight on how to play A9 from the big blind after a late position player opens for a raise. Playing against both tigh and loose players. I just always find this hand a problem in the BB so I would like your insight.
A9 definitely plays better at fixed limit. as for NL, and what to do wit it in the BB, well, that depends on who's doing the raising. If I thought I might have fold equity, I'd 3-ball the thief and make him do the worrying.
If I thought I might be up against a maniac, I'd take my BB discount and try to bink. Just be sure you can get away from a pair of aces if that's all you have, and the vill(s) look like they want serious action.
Against nits/TAGs, best to throw it in.
If your A9 is suited, play it like any other Ax-suited.