So you are saying basically even if everyone to act before you has folded and it is down to you the small blind and the big blind left in the hand, unless you have got a hand that you are willing to raise with then fold, do not open limp into the pot.
OK so I will take this on board, thanks for answering. So one last question if you do not mind. What are your thoughts on playing small pocket pairs from this position.
Small blind with say 66, UTG flat calls, next two fold and it is on you. Do you suggest I enter the pot with a raise ? No matter what hand I raise with pre flop it is always a 3bb raise.
Usually with 66 no matter what position I am in with 66+ I will open limp and hope that I hit trips, if I do not I fold to any raise or check it out if I can.
So like I said if UTG flat calls, the next 2 fold then it is on me. Would it be wise to raise my usual 3bb with 66 ? If sb and UTG call and the flop comes with say 2 over cards, do I continue bet after the flop and then if both players call, do I then check the turn or what ? Or continue bet all the way and hope they do not hit or I hit trips ?
As for continue bets in that kind of situation, what would you suggest ? I have been given some good advice to keep all bets the same size as I used to bet 50% of the pot when I hit bottom pair of the flop, 70% when I hit middle pair and the full pot when I hit top pair.
However I was told that good players will eventually pick up on this style of play so always bet the same percentage so no matter what you have it is hard for them to determine.
Therefor I have just been betting 2/3 of the pot no matter what I hit. The problem with that is that if I raise into a pot with low pockets and there is 2 over cards after the flop and I raise 2/3 the pot and get 2 callers. It is then getting dearer and dearer after the turn and then the river to keep betting 2/3 the pot.
Anyway let me know what you think please and have a good night.