Originally Posted by 07keith
hello pokerbuds just want to ask your opinion on playing low pockets in early position on a 9 handed mtt?? i normally like to just call early in the game and hope to set up for a kill!! but when i get deep i like to raise for fear of the overs, whats your opinion let says low from 77s down "CRUSH THE FISH" all replys Appreciated!!
Nice question . Most players that I have run into like to over value them mid to small pocket pairs. I guess I do not understand why you would be more aggressive late with them and not early . Early you have the lose and speculative hand players making mistakes by calling . Late game you have smarter players and they are going to call your raises with better hands and not speculative hands preflop. If they continue playing after the flop they more then likely have you beat.
I think what your looking for is a flop to keep them from playing beyond the flop late in the game. Plus they will tighten up too. Making it good spots to take down limped pots and blinds uncontested . If they call you preflop and then a small board comes you may get them to pay more just because they may think you have missed too , which is a good way to get more chips
I would just have a mix of betting and limping with them mid to low pocket pairs and keep them guessing .
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