re: Poker & How to play small pocket pairs in Holdem?
All pairs stand to be the best starting hand, even deuces, and they're so easy to play post flop. And what do we do with good starting hands? We open raise. Why would anyone ever limp?
Raising gives you 4 ways to win. You can take it down preflop, you can win with a flop CBet, you can improve, you can even win at showdown. Don't expect too much from your little pairs, but don't be cheap either. Give those little guys the respect they deserve and toss another bet or two into the pot.