PreFlop Play and Pot Odds
I've been playing a tight strategy preflop and its been working to a degree but I feel like I should be playing more hands against small raises with my more marginal holdings. Obviously there is no question when holding a top tier hand (AA KK QQ AK) but when I hold something less (KQ QT J9) my usual action would be to fold to a raise in front of me giving credit for Ax.
However now that I have a good number of hand records I can see how often each holding wins. Just for illustration lets say 99 wins 40% of the time its played preflop. Can I assume that its a playable hand even if there is a raise in front of me as long as I'm getting at least 2.5 / 1 pot odds
? Or am I not seeing something else here?
Common advice is to limp in to a pot if there are a lot of limpers because you have good odds even with hands that you wouldn't normally play, I think that my strategy would be along the same lines. It would be influenced by position because without a strong hand I wouldn't have odds to enter the pot since there would be little there when UTG or first to enter. Obviously, it has to be tempered with other strategy when there are fewer people in the pot.
Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.