Originally Posted by F Paulsson
Try attacking the problem from the other side. With the players that you're up against (that have already called) and the size of the pot, what kind of flops are you looking for with the two cards that you're holding? If you call with K-3 and the flop comes K-9-8, would you feel good about that against these opponents in a small pot or would it absolutely suck to play out of position?
Play hands that you can hit comfortable flops with. I define a comfortable flop as one you know what to do with. If you feel confident, you'll make fewer mistakes.
Edit: My point being that although you may have equity surplus for any two cards, that won't help you unless you actually manage to realize that equity into real dollars. Flopping A-K-4 and holding 4-2, how are you going to ever get to showdown? Etc.
Well, I can always hope to flop a full house
Seriously though, I see the point. It's something like playing suited connectors; it's going to miss or catch only a piece of the flop most times, so I'd have to be able to get away from it. And if the two cards are too far apart to make a straight, and they're not suited, then there is only pairs/treys/full house possibilities.
K5 would be similar, but worse than, limping a weak Ace. But if you've only got one limper, then you have a better chance if a K flops, but, you also had less equity going in than if you had 2 or 3 limpers.
So, but FP, are you saying that because of the equity it may be worthwhile to complete with almost anything, if, and only if, you're confident in your ability to play those two cards against the table as you know it?