Originally Posted by SAH89
Anything under JJ, limp in early, or raise strong in late position otherwise just fold, if you get lucky...great, if you fold and woud've hit big...bad luck, just play it safe.
You want me to limp in with 1010? Seriously? I'll even raise in the right position preflop with 88, sometimes even lower. How you play lower pocket pairs all depends on the read you have gathered from your opponents.
My philosophy in regards to low pocket pairs is to play off of the player and the flop. Doesn't really matter what you have. Even if you don't flop a set you still have to read the board, the information given to you by your opponent.
Nothing annoys me more than someone being timid with a lower pocket pair post flop, just because they didn't hit their set.