Originally Posted by Kenzie 96
I play them whenever my chip stack gets large enough to make me nervous.
Classic. I never play anything less than 77 unless a)I am short stacked and must go all in or b) the table is shorthanded or c) I'm getting a discount to go in (sb, bb). Remember if you're gonna play 22, you have about a 12% chance of hitting the set on the flop. That is to say, you're going to need to make 8 times the amount you put in to make it worth it, not including the times where someone flops something better and you lose a shitload of chips. It's always important to consider that unless you're playing calling stations, it's difficult to make a lot of money unless your opponent also has a hand.
I will also sometimes play them from the button in an unraised pot, unless I'm playing calling stations. Then I'll only play if there are a lot of limpers (4+)