Originally Posted by bill_nj
This is a good example of the importance of position. If you are in late position with a decent holding like 10 10 or J J and 4 people have already entered the pot you need to be real careful. The odds of one of them making a pair that beats yours are real good. You would probably rather be holding some high suited connectors where if you hit the flop hard you will most likely get paid but if you miss you can get away easily.
So your saying that a call, not a raise is warranted in the example you stated above?
If so I highly disagree with this.
As most pros will tell you, one of the biggest mistakes an amateur poker player makes is not raising his/her decent hands preflop, so I'm raising any PP into an unraised pot and calling a raise if the odds warrant it.
Just because your up against donks, doesn't mean you change your game away from the correct way of playing poker.