This is a discussion on 1/2 game with non face cards suited within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Who's playing 45s , 67s , 78s or 89s in a 1/2 holdem game with average stack about $200 and several players seeing every flop?
All poker hands are playable. The preflop hands randomization is done considering our preliminary trends reflected in the stats, our position vs. active positions, etc. In fact we also find support software for the preflop automatic hand selector, where the parameters will be adjusted in a totally random way. This is important when we want to balance our range, since in this scenario we will be able to add adequate bluffs in certain board structures, which will eventually turned be unpredictable for our opponents.
It is most profitable to play such hands with deep stacks, so it is most likely that they will pay off at a distance.
In tournaments, this should be done when the stack is either too deep or too short in the push fold stage. In deep stacks, we try to catch the monster and set a trap, and in short stacks, we hope to fold equity.