Originally Posted by LarryT503
You know, I think I'll not plan to bet 2 5 often. Seems like in the long run your apt to lose a lot of antes! Yes, disguised hands are fun, and may pay big when they work out, but not necessarily a great strategy for becoming a competitive player.
I guess it depends on the player, players like Phil Ivey can make any two cards, even 7,2 be profitable just because of his style of play, noone can ever really put him on a hand and he's comfortable shoving with any two cards if he thinks he can get a fold from a weak pair for example.
If you can actually play 2,5 vs the right player on the right boards and in postion etc, then yeah it can be profitable. If you can rep a certain hand in certain spots then it can be, but you need to be somewhat well skilled and best of all, knowing exactly your villians range and what he can fold too for example and of course your reads on what he may be holding.