I would like someones thoughts on pocket 8s. I will raise early or on the blinds to bring it down to 2 or 3 handed. What whould you do.
El Viajero said:I would limp in. The only way you can expect to win is by getting another elusive 8 so I can see no advantage in limiting the field. Your raise will probably only get called, or worse still re-raised, by players with better cards.
shwingzilla said:You are forgetting that the flop mostly misses people. You have about a 32% chance of getting one pair if you have cards of different suits. So if you make a standard raise (between 2-5x BB, depending on the situation), and can get it down to one or two players preflop, chances are you'll have the best hand post flop. At this point bet half the pot no matter what hits.
Remember, if you limp in you are more likely to get raised than your raise is to get re-raised.