5 Limpers, I'm the button. HMMMMMM.
I clicked on 9s.
I want to raise with a hand that has at least a 50% chance to still be ahead after the flop most of the time. JJ is that cutoff point. Anything lower than that and you are going to start to see scare cards more that 50% of the time.
I will assume that these are standard players. I will guess that 2-3 of them are limping with 2 painted cards or a weak suited A. 1 may have suited connectors below my 9s and 1 random hand (small PP, 1 gap cards etc.). With 4 to 6 paint cards being shared by the limpers I will lower my standards since the odds
of paint showing is decreased slightly.
I will raise to isolate since I think there is a decent chance my 9s will still be good after the flop and can take the hand right there. I am a very aggressive cash game player so that is part of my style. My raise will be about 8-10BB since I don't know what the blinds are. 10BB = 5BB(1 for each limper)+ 3-5 for standard raise. This is to really make the limpers think before calling but not risking my whole stack since any caller will more than likely have 2 over and it is a race.