re: Poker & Drawing hands
Originally Posted by zachvac
The problem is as far as big hands go, you're not going to make very many. If you hit 2 pair and get one of the 6 limpers to stack it's likely they have a set or better 2 pair. People talk all about odds but you also have to consider that you now have to beat 6 hands. Also remember that if you flop big you likely aren't getting paid unless you're beat. Sure you have the players who will pay you off with top pair when 7 people saw the flop, but generally in multi-way pots you're not going to get all the money in against someone with 1 pair.
when you play hands like small pocket pairs, connectors, suited one-gapers and so on, you either want to
1. flat call an earlier raiser because he usually has a very good hand and that means great implied odds when you hit.
2. open-raise or raise limpers in position, as you don't need to hit here to take the pot down as most of the time a cbet will suffice. And when you hit you will have deception on your side, which also increases your implied odds.
the only time i like to limp along is when i'm in the blinds.