How to play small pairs
There are two basic strategies to play them before the flop call, or raise.
The advantage of making a climb is that will reduce the number of players who go to the flop. Even if you're alone with an opponent, you have two overcards to your partner, which takes away many options on the flop. If your opponent does not bind on the flop, this strategy works, but are you willing to bet your chips for it?
The bet with small pairs in these positions also has its disadvantages, the most obvious is that you will most likely find with a rise of one of the players left to act. Although it depends on the size of the rise, it is almost always correct her. If climbing is in late position, it may be an attempt to steal the blinds, and you've already invested chips in the pot so unless the increase is greater than 3 times the big blind, it will be worth putting more tabs to link your trio (which happen once in 8).