This is a discussion on A6-A9 offsuit within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; What do you guys think about these hands?
I usually fold them on a full table early. I play them if they are suited for
I usually fold them on a full table early. I play them if they are suited for a limp maybe small raise. But offsuit A6-A9 is junk in my opinion.
When do you play these and how do you play these weak offsuit Aces?
Well everything is table dependent. If I have the edge on the table these hands will be in my cutoff, hijack, button opening range. Mostly because I know I can outplay the opponent post flop. On any table, I will sometime include them in my 3 bet steals for balance. On most tables though these hands aren't in my range. To easy to get into tricky spots, for no reason.
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As this is the Learning forum I assume that you are newish to poker, if that is the case I would advise you to totally not play those hands until you learn the game better, then when your game has improved you will know if and when to play those hands and you can start adding them to your game.
Like others have said, those hands can lose you a lot of money.
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With pocket cards A6-A9 I enter the game with a minimum raise from the late positions. An ace with a weak A6-A9 kicker does not win big pots. With such pocket cards you can lose a lot and win a little. I think that the A6-A9o is best suited for the blinds.
I don't care for A2-A9 offsuit. I'll usually fold it, even in LP. It's too easy to be dominated since people love to play AK/AQ/AJ. I sometimes raise Ax suited in LP if nobody has raised. I may push all-in with AXo in LP if I'm short stacked. In such a situation, I'm less likely to be up against a strong A.