6max or FR? 6max im raising as small as 23s on the button but thats becasue you naturally have to play more agressivley there and position plays a much bigger role (imo). FR im probably raising as far down as 45s on the CO & BTN but this is mainly stealing and is highly dependent on the blinds stats ect. The main thing with raising these hands is you want
to steal the blinds. Ideally you want to take it down PF or on the flop with a cbet. If youve got to teh turn and only have middle pair weak kicker your obviously not going to be investing anymore money.
To answer your questions im never raising 2x the bb (min raise). Raise to 3x or limp/fold, min raising only provides better odds
to players bhind you and folding out very few crap hands. As said before my range for 6max is quite wide ont the BTN, FR im probably raising 56s+. Limping with these hands is okay if youve got several limpers infront of you giving you good implied odds and position. Dont open limps these hands as youll be folding to most raises and missed flops.
Calling raises with these hands is another thing altogether. The thing with SCs is that they give you the maximum way of hitting a flop hard. You can hit straigts, flushs,two pairs ect. Alot of supposed TAGS at micros will say muck these hands to a raise, but dont! Villians stats. are vital to how you play these hands IP (in position). If youve got a LAG raising say 60/40 then yes fold your hand. You only want to play your premiums against him. If youve got a nit/TAG raising and youve got position on him call him occasionly. Your hand can hit big in so many ways, and is easy to fold on a missed flop. This means youll be seeing a flop for relativley cheap and either losing a small pot (not terrible) or winning a big pot (great!) as the TAGs / Nits will rarely want to let go of their TP or overpair.
Ugh ive written like a essay. These hands are tricky but definetly have a time and a place to play. Im not sure ive explained myself very well. If youve got more qs pm me and we'll hook up on msn.