re: Poker & Medium hands question
I agree with ranger. With K8o it depends on the blinds and will they defend. With K8o vs most 50c it is a profitable move to raise, even under the standard 3x bb. You have position and more than likely ur be at 60/40 dog at worst if called. If i have a HUD up and blinds have vpip's of under 20% then i'll raise any two on the button. So K8o is more than good enough. Even if i only have 20hands on them, it gives me a good enough indication of how their playing.
77 i'd probably limp, if i've got a big stack, i might raise to isolate. I think with these marginal hands, there is no correct way. The most important thing is how the table is playing and how to play the hands vs specific players and the table.
I play these $1 below SNG's. And as at these levels they're really violate with loose, maniac's. I just nit it up, until i'm at the shoving end of it. Basically super tight and making squeeze plays in the right spots. I'm not usually get involved in marginal situations.