Originally Posted by Aldwin
I play only tournaments, the chip stack is arount 1500, the opponents are loose and tight, my image is tight.
I hope you can tell me what I can do in early, middle and late position...
The bad thing about suited connectors is that you are almost always putting money into the pot when you are behind. You need to look for situations where pot/implied odds
will compensate for your initial lack of equity.
Some of those circumstances are play from the blinds, steal attempts from late position, playing a cheap mult-way pot, and getting heads up with a weak/tight raiser.
I don't recomend many of these plays for a beginning player because (as others have pointed out) you can get into trouble when you get caught over playing your hand.
I also don't think you're going to see many opportunities to make these plays in the type of tournaments that you play in. Most of the plays with SC's are based on pot/implied odds and require at least 20xBB. So, unless you are lucky and get a big stack early you won't have much time before pot/implied odds (lower blinds) part of the tournament is over.
For the most part you can go ahead and play 67+ in middle/late position behind multiple limpers when you're pretty sure the pot won't be raised behind you. The pot odds
will be compensating for your poor starting hand and you're hoping to flop a concealed monster hand/draw (straights, flushes, straight-flush draws, etc...). You can play raised pots (standard 3-4xBB) along the same lines. The key here is having two or three other callers and little danger of being re-raised.
If it's folded to you in late position then go ahead and raise to steal the blinds. You're hoping to take down the pot without contest but you can still flop something if you get called. If you get re-raised here then the size of your stack is your main consideration. I'd almost always call if the re-raise was less than 10% of my stack and almost always fold if it was 20% or more.
You should play the blinds in much the same way. If it's folded to your SB then go ahead and raise. If there are multiple limpers in front then call. You can play raised pots with multiple callers.
Rarely will these situations occur when you're in early position so just fold SC's and wait for a better hand.