7 card stud hi - loosening up your game

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jeffred1111

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I very rarely play this game but i am starting to get into it more and more. I have a good idea of what represents a premium hand in pretty much all situations, but I find that I have trouble completing the bring in, even if I am the last player, if I do not have a pair, a flush draw or a straight draw: ie. I do not have a hand that will easily make trips or better. I will fold hands such as (K10)A if 2 face cards are at the door (let's say an Ace and a Jack). Is this correct ? Right now, at the lower stakes, it pretty much is okay since the antes and bring-ins are minuscule compared to what you can gain by only playing the nuts (player don't respect your raises and will chase all the way to the river), but I don't want to miss on good opportunities.

At the same time, if I'm not comfortable enough to chase a two pairs to 5th street, I may end up folding a lot and maybe thus wasting the small bets that I have already invested in the pot. I feel I'm in a dilemma, either I strat to bleed away small bets, either I play one hand every 20 minutes and miss on the (I have a pair of Jacks to the river) fishies .
 
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jeffred1111

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Just wanted to add that this is live, not online, so I can have reads on my opponents (but I yet have to really get specific reads outside of: this guy might be drawing, maybe not...).
 
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