Limping low pair-SC...
I have read a number of books and made/read a number of posts, and I am still never entirely sure what to do. In a SnG or MTT:
Problem 1. Low Pocket Pair. If it is real early tourny and I have no read on the table I am likely to can 22-88 utg-EP w/o thinking (and maybe up to JJ, depends...). But, especially in later positions (and even sometimes utg, depending on table dynamics) I have been limping with low PP: And, so far, its +ev. It is not always the correct decision with the pot odds
I am getting, but I know that the players on my table - low buy in - are not paying much attention to pot odds
, so I make my decision not only on pot odds, but with my players in mind as well. Ive been keeping track, its only a month or so, but I am +ev as I fold when I dont hit and am raised, but when I hit it has payed of well. I also am not sure how to deal with low PP later in the tourny. I have been told NO LIMPING!!! but it works on the low buy ins a lot, I am not always punished. I seem to see enough flops cheaply, and when I come in blasting I am often called, then if I dont hit im in trouble. Of course, this is only EP, if its checked to me I am always aggressive in LP late stage. Early stage in position, play the low PP? Call and see a cheap flop, or get aggressive (early stage)?
Problem 2. Suited Connectors. From what position/tourny stage do I limp/raise/fold with em? I dont feel comfortable UTG and 10 BB left going 3 BB utg with 89 suited Am I just being too timid, or fold em here?... Auto fold UTG? Auto raise late stage, SS?