Originally Posted by jbeezy24
Hands to raise:
AKs, AKos, AQs, AJs, KQs, AA-55
Fold all other hands....? Thats basically what i've gotten out of it....except for maybe playing more hands during Later Positions.
Never limp! If you are first in with a hand raise. If there are limpers in front of you raise to take it down or to isolate them and make them play you out of position. If you are facing a raise you need a better hand than one that you would just open with. Generally look to 3 bet or fold unless you have a small pocket pair that you can call a raise with to set mine.
The earlier your postion, the tighter that you should play. In the cutoff or on the button you can open up your range due to your positional advantage. However, how much you should open up depends on your level of experience and post flop skills. Playing more marginal hands will put you in more risky situations. Since you are inexperienced I would say open your range slowly in late postion and add more hands as you get more experience.
Never play a hand just because it is on a starting hands chart. Know why you are playing the hand and try to have an idea of how you will handle potential flops.
PS are you playing 6 max or full ring and cash or tournaments?