Originally Posted by X__Gandalf__X
My question is this - statistically, how much worse is say 8D 10D, compared with 9D 10D?
Install PokerStove and you can get an easy answer to your question. Against Stove's top 30% hand range Td9d is only 1% better than Td8d (61-39 vs 62-38)
Connectors and gappers are all about pot odds
to call and implied odds to showdown. If you have a table full of limpers that love to go to showdown with TPTK, 2P then these hands are good to play in LP when you have 4+ limpers ahead of you with players inthe blinds that are also likely to just limp. Then if you hit you can extract a lot of value for your play.