Originally Posted by norbs286
2 2 is something, 10 7 is nothing - Both have potential, however, statistically 2 2 has more potential - On head to head if I get 2 2 I go ALL IN!!
Hmm... this is a very dangerous move. Think about it. AK is in a coinflip with many hands (pocket pairs), while only being way behind AA and KK. It dominates many Ax and Kx hands.
2-2 on the other hand, is in a coinflip most of the time as well (2 overcards), but only dominates hands like A-2, K-2, which will call all in very rarely. However, ANY pocket pair will be way ahead of 2-2 preflop.
This is why A-K is actually a much better hand than 2-2 (and why 2-2 is so dangerous) against the range your opponents will be calling with.
Originally Posted by Sheepodog
Well, because it's first hand of a MTT, IF I would call with either hand (which is doubtful) I'd take the 10 - 7. Then I'd try to steal the pot with any flop.
Let me know if you ever find a MTT where you can steal a pot first hand. :P