Originally Posted by slycbnew
How are you playing implied odds hands (say, 22-77, smaller suited connectors, smaller suited one gappers) on the button multiway?
Thanks for your replies guys!
My general strategy for pairs from 22-66 is to raise them as I would K9s,T9s and A8s. With these hands I will raise if unopened 4 from the button, with 1 caller 3 from the button, 2 callers, 2 from the button... you get the idea. I have stopped open limping and always open with a raise with low pairs.
77-88 I play slightly looser as I believe they have slightly more options after the flop.
I must say that if I had a low pocket pair and was in late position with multiple callers I might well fold... purely because it would not be a safe raise, as it wouldnt be with K9s, T9s and A8s. There is obviously a flaw in my new pocket pair strategy though thankfully it should be easily fixed!
Its great when you start a thread about one thing and end up fixing a leak in another area of your game!
Connectors and gappers? I don't even play them... yet. I still have not figured out a strategy that I can get my head around being a long term winner. I know a lot of people limp with these hands hoping to get raised by a big stack for implied odds but I have recently come to realise that RAISING is the way to make money in poker. Since I stopped limping I feel I have much more control over the table and I am not just relying on the fall of the cards