re.2 though 10 rule.
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i've copied this from pokerstars poker school.
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The Rule of 2 through 10:
Here's a rule for beginners that provides guidelines on how much of your stack you should risk either raising, or calling a raise with a pocket pair. When you're dealt
, you should call or raise up to the same percentage of your stack as the size of your pair.
So 2% for
; 3% for
; 4% for
, 5% for
; 6% for
; 7% for
; 8% for
; 9% for
and 10% for
This gives you precise advice for situations that arise in every game. Bigger pairs, starting with J-J, are different than their smaller cousins. With small pairs you'll usually need to improve to win. Big pairs can often win without improvement, so if you've been raised, you should re-raise or even move all-in. Considerations include your position, your stack size, your opponent's stack size, whether the initial raiser is passive or aggressive, and other bits of information you may have gleaned.
When using the rule of 2 through 10, always open with a standard raise of 4 times the big blind if you have sufficient chips. Otherwise just call the big blind (limp in). For example, with blinds of 15/30 and a stack of 1,400, raise to 120 with
, but just call for 30 with
If you limped in with your pocket pair, check and fold after the flop unless you flop a set or an overpair. An overpair is better than flopping top pair, but is still vulnerable. Play it as you would top pair with the top kicker. Don't re-raise with an overpair. If you bet and are raised, just call and re-evaluate your situation on the turn. Hopefully, you've been paying attention to how people play. Do you think he has you beat? What kind of pot odds
are you getting? Are you in or out of position? These questions will all affect how you continue to play the hand.