re: Poker & Building my own starting hand chart...
Originally Posted by Dixarect
I'm not the most experienced either but I usually limp in with any pocket pair and if anyone raises pre flop I muck anything lower than 5s. (Obv depending on raise size, my stack size, etc). If I don't see a set on the flop I fold to any bet, again depending on the cards dealt, my thoughts on opponents range etc.
I already did that in the past, but today I don't find it is a very good play anymore. Like... If u have a strong hand u'll raise, and if u hold a PP u'll limp... This can be easily perceived by the better players on the table, and can get very exploitable.
Nowadays I prefer to play it exactly the same way I would with any AK, AJs etc, with a 3-4bb raise, which in the beginning of the tourney won't hurt the stack a lot.
Plus, I might consider dropping it if the table is acting too aggressive.