Originally Posted by TheHoag57
After having read Brunson's Super System, I began playing suited connectors much more often and much more aggressively with disastrous results. I prefer to bet with this holding rather than check or call. When the flop misses me (which it usually does), I follow through with a continuation bet but rarely seem to pick up the pot. Is my approach flawed or is this hand just overrated? Return thoughts welcome.
Suited connectors are trash. Brunson's take on them is from a very specific type of game and under very specific conditions.
If you're going to see a cheap multi-way pot (3+ limpers) then go ahead and take a look. If the pot has been raised and there's any other actions then it's time to muck.
If a tight player makes a small/standard raise and you can play him heads up in position then you might take a shot. You're hoping that he has Aces (or another big hand) and that he'll over play it.
For example, tight player raises 3xBB with AA. Folded to you on the button with 57s, you call. Flop comes down Q64 with two of your suit, or 857, or 864 rainbow. AA is in some trouble and you have a chance to get his whole stack.