This is a discussion on Playing Pocket Pairs within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I am having an awful time in trying to figure out how to play pocket pairs. How do you play small pocket pairs, medium and
I am having an awful time in trying to figure out how to play pocket pairs. How do you play small pocket pairs, medium and high pairs? Does it matter what position you are in? Early in the game versus late in the game? Any thoughts or help will be greatly appreciated.
12th July 2016, 2:38 AM
Game: NL HE
In general with small pocket pairs you're open raising and hoping to see the flop for less than 10% of your stack as you'll hit a set about 12% of the time. Medium pocket pairs you can try to isolate and play heads up, otherwise take the same approach as small pair. High pairs you're raising and betting for value but again ideally you will narrow the field to 1-2 opponents as your equity decreases and it can be hard for people to muck aces when you're beat.