Originally Posted by Blobweird123
I've seen two responses saying A5 is junk. Lolwut? In LP or BvB A5 is fine, if suited even better. Smh
I'm not saying that you're wrong about this, Blob --- but I don't agree. I'm certainly fine with playing (or raising) A5 in the blinds, but I don't like playing A5 in late position unless the table is very tight and HERO is a good postflop player.
Do me a favor and filter your results on A5 in late position and let me know how profitable you are in this spot. You might well be good enough to win with A5 in these spots. Your average player, though, is a losing player with a bunch of leaks and is likely to give away a lot of money playing A5 late --- especially at micro stakes where blinds often protect their hands.
IMO, most players will improve their overall win rate by folding A6 or smaller in late position. I'm not telling you not to play those hands in late position, as there is almost never a one-size-fits-all-approach to poker discussion answer. But I am saying that, for most players, this is a tough spot and not likely to be a profitable one.
Just my two cents.